After years of throwing holy water on cooking like it was some vampire coming to kill me, a couple of years ago, I finally got into a cooking groove. I even *GASP* looked forward to it while also starting a food blog, which I’ve since abandoned.
I discovered two thing about cooking. You’ve got to LOVE what your cooking to really love cooking. For me, I loved the challenge of cooking food I thought would be difficult.
My definition of “difficult” at the time was something beyond microwave nachos, frozen lasagna, and if I really went wild, making the exotic and way out there French toast. Adding bacon on the side made me feel like a goddamn gourmet. Pouring a glass of orange juice to go along with it and… BOOM, I’m a culinary genius.
So yeah, I had a lot to learn. But since we moved to Maine last summer, I haven’t cooked much and my old ways are back.
The little hummingbird is still a very picky eater and only likes a small list of foods so I’ve been on the lookout to try recipes I hope my hubby and I will like.
I really want to get back into cooking again. Maybe even start my food blog back up.
I came across this recipe a few days ago and we tried it. Fast and Easy Korean Beef. This was really very good… and truly fast and easy. From start to finish; getting everyone to the table and sitting down to eat, it took about 25 minutes. Hmmm, fast and easy. Just like I was in my late teens. Bada bing!
I tried many times to get a photo of this but all of my pictures turned out pretty bad. I blame the two beers I had while cooking this.
I hope you enjoy!
Korean Beef Over Rice
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced (I was actually going to leave this out but so glad I got it)
1 tsp red pepper flakes (or to desired taste)
1 bunch green onions, diced (adding this is what knocks it out of the park)
Start cooking rice according to directions.
In a large pan, add sesame oil and garlic over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes and give it a stir. Brown the hamburger meat and drain when done.
Add brown sugar, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes to the cooked hamburger. Simmer for a few minutes and stir.
When the rice is done, add a tablespoon of butter and stir.
Serve the Korean beef over rice. Add a generous amount of green onions and a few splashes of soy sauce, if desired.
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