Looking to add some new recipes to your shortlist for the new school year? If so, I have a perfect one for you that you won’t want to miss out on trying. Reasons this recipe is sticking with us this school year:
1. It’s Korean-ish, and while we eat Thai and Indian and Chinese and Greek and Kenyan food, I’ve never made anything Korean. So adding this to our monthly menu is a fun way to diversify a bit more.
My kids have a couple Korean friends, so they were super excited to eat this meal. I think it makes them feel more connected?
2. It’s delicious. Everyone liked it, ate their whole serving and asked for more. Too bad we don’t do any main dish seconds at our house (we do allow unlimited amounts of vegetables, for those of you who think we’re mean parents :)).
3. It’s very inexpensive. Beef. Rice. Some seasonings.
4. It’s really easy and really fast to make. This is important when Jakey starts his classes up again and isn’t there to help distract kids while I cook in the kitchen. Cooking is fun in the summer. Cooking is not fun during the school year. 🙂
Okay, on to the recipe, right? A few pictures first…
The older girls got in on this recipe, and here’s Ada, being my expert stirrer. She loves to stir and does not stop until everything is thoroughly mixed.
I’ve started giving Aly the job of cooking hamburger and while she did touch the pan once the first time, she hasn’t done it since then. I was a little nervous to let her get started in using the stove, but I thought, well, why not? I thought, She’s interested and I know that many 5 year olds around the world are doing way more dangerous things. I think she can handle this. And she does!
Again, Ada stirs the seasoning mixture into the cooked burger. She thought it was awesome that she got to stir something in a HOT pot.
And, our delicious dinner finished and ready to eat!
This recipe comes from a blogger I just discovered and who I’m really liking so far! The name of her blog is Damn Delicious
(sorry, I don’t curse, but I mean, that’s the name of her blog so whatever) and her recipes are interesting, simple, and look really delicious. I’ve made some small adaptations.
Cheater Korean Beef Bowl
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tb sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger (I use this)
1 heaping teaspoon of roasted garlic (I use this)
1.25 lb ground beef
3 green onions, thinly sliced
sesame seeds for garnish
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger.
Brown ground beef and garlic together in a skillet. Drain excess fat (this is important!). Stir in the soy sauce mixture and simmer for a couple minutes. Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onion slices.
Seriously, try this one out on the family and see what they think! 🙂 Happy cooking.