Oct 18, 2016

Korean Ground Beef over Rice

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly.

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly. | manilaspoon.com

I love ground beef! We buy it bulk during the beginning of each month and then I separate the meat into 1 pound bags and freeze the ones I won't use immediately. That way when I am in a quandary on what to make for dinner, I can simply pick a bag out of the freezer, saute them with some onions and garlic, add soy sauce or whatever seasoning I fancy and then mix them with any veggies available in the fridge. Easy dinner without the fuss that is quite healthy, too.

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly. | manilaspoon.com

This is one of those easy ground beef dishes that you can prepare in a flash! Less than 20 minutes, seriously. But when you taste it - it seems like you simmered it or marinated it overnight as it's so very flavorful! You'd also love the complexity of flavors here - it's at once sweet, salty and with a little spicy kick, if you choose to add some chili flakes there, and then enhanced by the aromatic and nutty flavor of sesame oil and seeds! Truly delicious!

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly. | manilaspoon.com

It is naturally best enjoyed with rice but if you are trying a lower-carb diet, then have no fear, you can certainly wrap this ground beef goodness in some lettuce and enjoy a gluten-free, lower-carb meal! Not totally low-carb because there is some sugar here but without the rice, it's lower for sure. To make it paleo, you can replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos and change the sugar to paleo-approved sweetener. The simplicity of it all is what makes this a perfect weeknight meal for the family. Simply brown the beef, add the sauce, stir and enjoy! Yes, it's that easy! We love it so much that we've already made this twice in one week and my kids absolutely devour this!

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less.  Can be made Paleo-friendly. | manilaspoon.com


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Korean Ground Beef over Rice

Manila Spoon
Published: 10/18/2016

Korean Ground Beef over Rice

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Beef
  • 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce (if doing Paleo, replace with Coconut Aminos)
  • 1/4 cup brown Sugar (replace with raw Honey or other paleo-approved sweetener and adjust amount to taste e.g. 2-3 tablespoons to begin with)
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 3 inch long (thumb-size) fresh Ginger, grated (or 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger)
  • A pinch of Red Pepper flakes
  • Cooked Rice (or cauliflower rice or Lettuce leaves for Paleo) 
  • Roasted Sesame Seeds, for garnish
  • 3 Green Onions or Scallions, sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Cook the beef and minced garlic in a preheated skillet until the meat turns brown. I cook the beef until it's dark brown as I want the meat to be a little crunchy.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, grated ginger (or ground ginger) and red pepper flakes (if using). Replace with paleo-approved ingredients if doing paleo. Use fresh ginger if you can as it adds a lot of flavor. Pour all the sauce into the beef and mix well. Cook just until everything is heated through.
  3. Serve on top of freshly cooked rice (or cauliflower rice and lettuce wraps, if preferred). Garnish with roasted Sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: Korean, Asian, Beef, Ground Meat, Spicy, Sweet, Salty, Easy Recipe, Paleo, Gluten-Free

Sweet, salty, with a little spicy kick, if you like, this quick and easy Korean Ground Beef over Rice will please your taste buds! Done in 20 minutes or less. Can be made Paleo-friendly. | manilaspoon.com



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  1. AWESOME recipe! We could not wait to try this out in the IndyChef kitchen and we were not disappointed. We had some leftover beef to use, so added your spices and it was delicious, we did not add the sugar and it was still tasty! Thanks and we look forward to trying out more of your recipes!!

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    1. This has become a big favorite in our family, too for sure Katie! So glad you enjoyed this and thanks for letting us know. :)

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  2. That sounds truly delicious and so simple, I'm not really that knowledgeable about Korean food but this sounds really achievable.

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    1. It's pretty easy Brian so hope you try it. Thanks!

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  3. It looks and sounds really delicious. I love easy meals with ground beef :) Have to save this for later. I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Thanks Natalie and hope you enjoy this!

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  4. For low carbers, you could totally sub the rice for cauliflower rice to. Fab recipe, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That's true and I believe I mentioned that as possible swap in the ingredients and it can be made fully paleo, too. Thanks Luci!

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  5. That's a tasty new idea for ground beef--at least new to me. Good strategy on buying it up and dividing, I should do that more when it is on sale.

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  6. I think my whole family would like this! I love that it is so healthy, but easy and full of flavor. I can't wait to try this.

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    1. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! Thanks Katie!

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  7. Made this last night for the first time and it was absolutely fantastic! Thank you for posting this

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know. :)

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