Friday, September 30, 2016

Quick & Easy Asian Beef

I don't know about you, but I'm in over my head this fall. I need to get dinner on the table fast. And it needs to be easy. Bonus if it tastes good and at least one kid will eat it.

So I've been searching this here ol' blog for my favorite super easy meals. We've got six years (SIX YEARS!!) worth of recipes here on Hot Dinner Happy Home, and sometimes I need to turn back to the classics.

This Quick & Easy Asian Beef is a definite family favorite. The salty goodness of soy sauce, bite of ginger, and smokey sweet flavor of dark brown sugar make this dish kid- and grown-up-approved. Steam some edamame in the microwave and open a package of frozen, pre-cooked rice, and you can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes.

With Quick & Easy Asian Beef, hot dinner is within reach!

Let's get cooking!

Quick & Easy Asian Beef
This recipe was originally posted in December 2013.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Pinch crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Hot cooked rice for serving

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up the beef into bite-sized pieces with a spatula, until beef is browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in dark brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thickened and all the beef is evenly coated. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve over rice.

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