Quick Korean Beef

Quick Korean Beef via Brittany's PantryAaaah!  I’m back!  Between moving to the new house and the loss of all electronics (including internet), I have returned with an arsenal of incredible recipes to share with you!

First on the list this summer is this Korean Beef.  Oh. My. Lanta.  This is good.  And I mean, really good. My kids inhale it and my guests devour it. It has incredible flavor with just a few ingredients and you can make the whole she-bang in about 20 minutes.  Tops.  Is that not a beautiful thing?  Its a beautiful thing.  Pictures of the new house (and my new kitchen), coming soon. 🙂
Quick Korean Beef via Brittany's PantryQuick Korean Beef via Brittany's PantryQuick Korean Beef via Brittany's PantryQuick Korean Beef
Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
I have been meaning to try this with honey instead of brown sugar, but haven’t yet.  Let me know if you give it a go!

1-1.5 pounds of lean ground beef (I err on the side of more…)
1 small onion, or half of a large onion, diced small
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
1 heaping tsp of gated fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
large pinch of dried red pepper flakes
cooked brown rice for serving
green onions or parsley for garnish, if desired

In a small liquid measuring cup, combine the sugar, soy sauce, oil, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Set aside.  In a large skillet, brown the beef and the onion together until cooked through.  Drain off excess fat if necessary.  Over medium low heat, add the sauce mixture and stir well, heating until it coats the beef and evaporates a bit.  Serve over brown rice and garnish with green onions or parsley.