Most days when I get home from work the last thing I want to do is make dinner. I’m hungry and want to eat N-O-W. That’s when quick, easy and yummy recipes come in super handy! I heart when people share their awesome finds so I’m just passing along the torch. This cheater’s version of Korean Beef is super simple and can be on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes. I originally found the recipe on Pinterest and traced it back to Lizzy Writes. Since then I have made this 1,872,609 times. At least.
It is pictured with ground beef – the way the hubs likes it – they are both good but, I prefer ground turkey. Decisions, decisions. Either way, you can’t go wrong! I like to serve it with brown rice, green onions and… recognize that broccoli?! Yup, we had some leftover so I threw it in there. It’s perfect with a drizzle from my favorite rooster, Sriracha. Nothing fancy here, folks. But it’s a super fast, budget friendly, really yummy recipe for those days when you just don’t want to cook. You’ll be glad you took the whopping 20 minutes – or less – to throw this together! I’ll be enjoying this dish many more times as I spend the majority of my time going through old junk, hopefully throwing lots of stuff away, and packing up for an unknown departure date.
- 1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil.
- Add ground beef or turkey and cook until almost done. Add garlic and continue cooking until meat is cooked all the way through (beef will be brown, turkey will be white).
- Drain most of the fat from the skillet.
- Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper, and broccoli (if using).
- Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.
- If using broccoli, cover the pot to help the broccoli steam (if not already cooked).
- Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions and sriracha.