This is one of our current favorite recipes. My husband truly loves it and it’s easy to make, inexpensive and isn’t full of processed foods as opposed to using a pound of ground beef in a Hamburger Helper type dish. You can use any type of steamed rice, I typically use Jasmine but even brown rice would be fine in this recipe.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 – cup brown sugar (You can add more depending on how sweet you want the dish)
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (more or less depending on how much your like ginger)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon flaked red pepper (to desired hotness)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced (I keep green onions in a glass of water on the window sill which provides a continuous supply. They will grow back from now on, so I always have these on hand)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger. Then I drain and wash my ground beef to get most of the grease out. Add it back to the pan with garlic and some sesame oil. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and flaked red pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.
A glass of merlot is a nice compliment to this dish. Although this is an easy dish to make, it tastes complex because of all the flavors that are combined perfectly.
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