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This Korean Minced Beef Stir Fry is an easy and simple take on the traditional Korean Beef Stew. A versatile recipe, you can serve this over steamed white rice or even in a baguette.
Korean Minced Beef Stir Fry Recipe
Korean Minced Beef is perfect for when you don’t know what to cook or don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand to prepare a full-on dinner show.
That was exactly the case when I whipped this up. I always have this Korean Minced Beef recipe on hand, because – who wants to think gourmet on days when it’s so busy and you can’t even remember to pause and go for a bathroom break?!
This Korean Minced Beef recipe doesn’t get any easier when it comes to stir-fry recipes. Seriously! All you need is a pound of ground beef, carrots if you have it, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and a bit of ginger. If you fancy a bit of spice in your meal, sriracha is a great addition.
So to kick start your Korean Minced Beef dinner, go ahead and heat a non-stick pan over high heat. While the pan heats up, in a small mixing bowl, add the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, and sriracha (if you’re using it).
When the pan is hot enough, add a tablespoon of Sesame Oil. If you don’t have any sesame oil, it’s totally fine. Just use whatever cooking oil you’ve got on hand. Now add the ground beef and cook until it has browned to your liking. I like mine well-done because I feel that it brings the flavors out more. That should take about 6-8 minutes.
Now go and add the sauce you’ve prepared and give it a good stir, adding a tablespoon or two of water. Toss the carrots in and cook until it has softened to your liking.
At this stage, you can add the sesame seeds – but I like my seeds toasted. It adds an extra dimension of flavor. So go ahead and push the meat to one side. On the other side of that, add your sesame seeds. This will toast rather quickly – about 5-10 seconds, depending on how hot the pan is at this stage. When done, mix it all up!
OR! You can also get pre-roasted sesame seeds here.
Serve your Korean Miched Beef immediately over steamed white rice or even in a baguette with some salad. What I’ve done here is to serve it over white rice with a salad tossed in sesame oil.
Feel free to add in any other veggies you might like. We’ve tried this recipe with capsicums and green beans too!
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
- 1 pound Minced Beef
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Ginger, finely minced
- 5 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (Low sodium, if preferred)
- 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha (Optional)
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 Cup Carrots, julienned
- Heat the pan over high heat. While waiting, in a small bow, mix the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha.
- Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil to the pan and add the mince beef until browned. This will take between 6-8 minutes.
- When the mince has browned to your liking, add the sauce mix you have prepared. Mix well and let it cook for a minute.
- Add 1 tablespoon of water and the carrots. Mix and cook until the carrots are soft and to your liking.
- Push the beef to one side of the pan. On the other side, pour in the sesame seeds. Let this toast for a minute.
- Mix everything together, top it off with the remaining sesame oil, and take it off the heat. Serve over steamed white rice or in a baguette, with a salad tossed in sesame oil.
Feel free to add in any other veggies you might like. We've tried this recipe with capsicums and green beans too!
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