I’m always looking for new and easy ways to keep the meals that we make at dinnertime interesting. This is one of the newer meals we’ve been enjoying at our house, first inspired by this recipe from Damn Delicious and then tweaked slightly and adapted by me. That said, the recipe is so easy that once you make it the first time you won’t really need a recipe the next time. It’s simple, easy, and was extremely family-friendly. I was worried that the girls wouldn’t like the different taste but they both were happy to eat this meal – a total mom win!
A few other suggestions for adapting this Korean-inspired beef bowl would be to swap out ground turkey or ground chicken for the beef, or using another base like quinoa or faro in place of the brown rice. Like I said, it’s adaptable and works well any matter of ways! Add this one to your weekly rotation – I promise you won’t regret it!
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- Hot cooked brown rice and steamed broccoli for serving
- In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and ginger until smooth. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant. Add in ground beef and cook, stirring frequently, until meat is browned. Drain; return mixture to skillet. Pour soy sauce mixture over meat and cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes more or until heated through.
- Spoon rice and broccoli into bowls. Top with the meat mixture and serve immediately.