Cooking from the Cabinets: Day 4

Alright ladies and gentlemen, I promised you something different and here it is–Chubby Hubby’s #1 most requested dinner: Korean Beef!

So delicious!

So delicious!

I found this on Pinterest a few months ago and it is so yummy and simple that it is probably requested at least once a week in our house. To give credit where it’s due, this recipe is copied from Damn Delicious‘s blog (source: and I have to commend them on an easy and delicious dinner option.

Now to be honest, some of these ingredients are somewhat specialty (I’m looking at your green onions and ground ginger) but I bought a jar of the ground ginger in an Asian market for about $3 and have barely made a dent in it. I just have the jar in the fridge and use it when I need it. The green onions you can find at a grocery store for about a dollar, and can be put in many different things for color or flavor.




  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (we use low-sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

So to make this, you whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper and ginger in a bowl and set aside.  Mince 3 cloves of garlic and brown in 1 tbsp of canola or vegetable oil. Add 1 pound ground beef, brown and drain (haven’t made this with ground turkey yet, but keep meaning to try it). Stir in the sauce and heat until warmed. You can either mix some of the green onion in the sauce for more flavor or add it to the meat at the end for color, I usually do a mixture of both.

Serve over instant brown rice and add a bag of your favorite steam-in-bag veggie (we usually do broccoli or snow peas) and voila! Yummy dinner in about 15 minutes. I can’t attest to how well this reheats because we never have any leftovers (Chubby Hubby REALLY likes it!), and the pics may not be reflect how delish this dish looks and smells. If you love Asian flavors though, just make this once and see if it doesn’t enter the dinner rotation.

Korean Beef2

Does not photograph well, but trust me!

Stay tuned! There’s more stuff in my cabinets! 🙂