Lean ground beef stir-fried with a sweet and spicy brown sauce and served over a bed of rice or noodles!
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Beef, easy dinner, Ground Beef
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
1teaspoonolive oil or vegetable oil
½cupreduced-sodium soy sauce
1 ⅓tablespoonsesame oil
½teaspoonground gingerI use the kind in the squeeze bottle
½ - 1teaspooncrushed red pepper flakesadd to preference
White or brown riceor lettuce for lettuce wraps
In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 ½ tablespoons garlic (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.