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Quick Korean-inspired Beef & Rice

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Calories 441
Protein 28g
Fat 16g
Carbs 44g
Total Time 20 minutes

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Korean Beef and Rice Recipe

Ingredients

Korean beef and rice with sugar snap peas
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef (SUBSTITUTES: chicken, turkey or veggie ground)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  •  Sauce (or Gochujang)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (OR apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, white)
    • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (OR brown sugar, cane sugar)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Garnish
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
    • green onion
    • jalapeño (green or red)
    • sesame seeds
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.  As an alternative to this sauce, you can just use Gochujang.
  2. Set a skillet on HIGH heat.  Once hot, lightly spray with a little avocado oil and aadd sugar snap peas.  Let the peas rest in the skillet for a minute – without stirring – in order to let them sear.  Then begin stirring the peas with a spatula.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the skillet.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium high heat, add a drop of oil, then add the beef.  Begin chopping up the meat in the skillet, then add garlic, onions and ginger.  Continue chopping and stirring the beef while folding in the onions, garlic and ginger.  Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. When the beef is nearly finished, reduce the heat to low then pour in the sauce.  Stir and ensure all the beef is covered in the sauce.  Remove from the heat.
  5. Garnish with sesame oil, green onion, sesame seeds and jalapeño (if desired).
    Korean beef and rice with sugar snap peas
  6. Enjoy with a serving of brown rice OR steamed cauliflower rice.

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Calories
441
Protein
28g
Fat
16g
Carbs
44g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
12g