- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 ⅓ tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoon minced garlic (divided)
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger (I use the kind in the squeeze bottle)
- ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (add to preference)
- Green onion
- White or brown rice (or lettuce for lettuce wraps)
In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 ½ tablespoons garli (save the other ½ tablespoon for the next step), ginger and red pepper flakes until completely mixed. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the oil (either vegetable or olive oil) and put a little bit of minced garlic (½ tablespoon) in the oil to give the beef a little extra flavor. Add the ground beef and cook until completely browned and crumbled. Drain the extra fat.
Pour the soy sauce and brown sugar mixture (give it a little stir again before you pour it in) over the ground beef, mix and let simmer 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with thinly sliced green onion and serve over rice, noodles or in lettuce wraps.
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.