Korean Beef and Rice
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2-2/3 cups hot cooked brown rice
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, oil and seasonings.
- Stir sauce into beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with green onions.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
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Nutrition Facts1/2 cup beef mixture with 2/3 cup rice: 413 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Nov 14, 2019
Loved it as is. No need to double the sauce for us. We tend not to eat overly sauced, or overly convoluted recipes as anyway. So this was perfect, light, and healthy with some brown rice, and broccoli thrown in with the meat.
Sep 15, 2019
Loved it! Definitely double the sauce!! Boyfriend loved it and he's pretty picky with everything. Will make again for sure :) Thank you!
Sep 12, 2019
Definitely double the sauce. My family doesn’t have a sweet tooth, so we kept the brown sugar to 1/4 a cup. Added a bit more red pepper and that was it. This meal was fantastic and everyone went back for seconds. Great meal!
Sep 8, 2019
The sauce is pretty good, though like many other reviewers I doubled the recipe. It was very similar to Korean BBQ sauces you can buy pre-made in the store, though. Except for the extra sauce I followed the recipe exactly and it was simply "ok". Quick and easy for sure, but not exactly impressive. It probably would have tasted better with thinly sliced or chopped beef brisket instead of ground beef and with some veggies and fried eggs thrown in as well, though I'm not sure I liked it enough to try and experiment with it in the future.
Jul 13, 2019
This was so good! We have a large household so we had to triple the recipe. I was worried about the sauce not being enough, but it turned out that the flavor was perfect. The next time we make this, we plan to use it for stuffed peppers!
Jun 20, 2019
Sadly not for me. Although it's very easy and quick to prepare and therefore an ideal family midweek meal, I found it far too sweet and otherwise not particularly flavourful. As suggested, I doubled the ingredients for the sauce, except for the sugar ( so in effect only used half as much) and added broccoli but none of us really liked it.
Jun 6, 2019
Family enjoyed and it's a great weeknight meal that everyone will eat. We add some veggies and usually double the sauce. The sesame oil is a must, don't think to skip it!
May 18, 2019
This recipe is one of my go to meals during the week. It simple and fast. We triple the sauce and a little more red pepper. My husband would eat this every day if I let him. Thanks for sharing!
May 9, 2019
We loved it! We will actually triple the sauce next time as we like it a bit saucier. Served it on basmati rice and added a little toasted sesame seeds. Very versatile recipe. Thanks!
Mar 29, 2019
Delicious recipe! I cut back on the brown sugar to 1 tablespoon and increased the red and black pepper.