As I think back over the meals I ate at home growing up Korean Beef as my family called it was one of my favorites! I think it might also be known as Fire Meat but my family never made it super firey. I love how quick and easy this is to pull together, as well as how few of ingredients it requires. Plus it is a good way to sneak in some vegetables for those of your family who may not be eating enough. For the best results you will want to marinade your meat, however if you are like me you will forget to do it ahead of time. Don’t worry it still turns out good even if you don’t marinade it. It is one of those meals that after a long day you can come home, start cooking, and be eating within 30 minutes. And it tastes good too!
Yield: 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes + time to marinade the meat
- 1 lb beef, chopped into bite-size pieces or strips
- 3 T soy sauce
- 2 T sugar
- 1 T sesame oil
- 3-4 green onions, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 T water
- 1 large head of broccoli, washed and prepared into bite size pieces
- rice for 4
- Step 1
Cut beef into bite-size pieces.
Prepare marinade: mix soy sauce, sugar, oil, green onion, garlic, pepper and water. Place in a ziplock bag. Add meat. Marinade 30 min or refrigerate over night. If you are like me and sometimes forget this step, it’s ok. Just keep going.
- Step 2
Begin preparing rice.
- Step 3
Heat a skillet or wok over med/high heat with 1-2 T oil. With a fork or slotted spoon remove meat from marinade and add to pan. Reserve the marinade. Cook meat until almost done. Then add prepared broccoli. Saute until broccoli begins to tenderize, about 3 minutes. Then add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil and cook until broccoli is tender and meat is done. I will sometimes add more soy sauce and water to create more of a sauce for my dish, feel free to add more of what ever ingredients you need.
Serve with rice.