I’m thinking blue jeans must have been the greatest clothing invention of all time.  They are down right comfortable.  They can be dressed up or down.  I live in blue jeans!  Blah, blah, blah, enough ranting about fashion (if that’s what you call it). Let me tell you why I think ground beef was the greatest food invention of all time:  1) It’s so versatile. In a pinch,  you can substitute it for other meats. 2) It’s budget friendly. 3) It’s fast and yummy! (And who doesn’t love a good, old fashioned hamburger?…oh yeah vegetarians, but we can get to that in another post.)  So if you’ve got some ground beef in the fridge, try a different twist on Korean beef.  It’s not the traditional sirloin, but hey, it’s packed with deliciousness. It only takes about 15 minutes to pull this off.   It’s great served with rice, and I love it topped on a salad with some ginger-sesame dressing.


Easy Korean Ground Beef
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. •1 pound lean ground beef
  2. • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  4. • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  5. • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
  7. •1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  8. •1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  9. • salt and pepper (as desired)
  10. • 2 green onions
  11. • sesame seeds to garnish
  12. Brown Rice (cooked), for serving
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the ground beef in the sesame oil.
  2. Add the garlic after meat is brown and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Drain the fat.
  4. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper, red pepper and onion powder.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.
  6. Serve over brown rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
  1. Try this over a tossed salad too! YUM!
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