This Cheater Korean Beef is  a quick version of the classic dish served over rice or in lettuce wraps for a low-carb option.

You can make this Cheater Korean Beef in under 15 minutes!

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CHEATER KOREAN BEEF

Do you ever feel the overwhelming need to simplify? Lately I’ve felt the need to cut out all of the “stuff” we have going on and to get back to the basics in our home and in even in our dinners.

Nothing crazy or fancy – it’s not like my kids appreciate the fancy stuff anyway.  I’ve found that the best meals to have in your recipe box are those that you usually have all the ingredients.

My friend Carin sent me this recipe (which made my day) but it originally comes from Lizzy Writes. I might be the last person to have this recipe but if you don’t have it, you need it.

Cheater Korean Beef - a quick version of the classic served over rice or in lettuce wraps for a low-carb option. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

I love the flavor of the traditional way this beef is prepared but sometimes have issues with the texture of flank steak. Anyone else? I know that ground beef isn’t exactly traditional Korean fare but it’s cheaper and you’re more likely to have it on hand.

The flavors of this Cheater Korean Beef are spot on and blend together beautifully.  It’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy…perfect.

Cheater Korean Beef - a quick version of the classic served over rice or in lettuce wraps for a low-carb option. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

This pairs well with steamed broccoli. I’m not a huge rice lover so if you want a low carb option try eating this over a salad. It’s great!

If you love this Cheater Korean Beef recipe, you’ll love these recipes:

Easy Asian Chicken Rice Bowl

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

One-Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Cheater Korean Beef - a quick version of the classic served over rice or in lettuce wraps for a low-carb option. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Cheater Korean Beef

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar add more if you like it sweeter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger minced (see note)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper depending on how spicy you like it
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the ground beef in the sesame oil. Add the garlic towards the end of browning and cook for a couple of minutes. Drain the fat.
  2. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions. If going for a low carb option, it's great over lettuce too!

Recipe Notes

If you're like me and don't use fresh ginger that often, remember that fresh ginger freezes well.

Source: Lizzy Writes

Cheater Korean Beef - a quick version of the classic served over rice or in lettuce wraps for a low-carb option. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com