Gingery Japanese Ground Beef Bowls

I’ve started printing recipes to a “Try” folder whenever I come across them so I have some ideas ready when it’s time to go to the store. This time I tried a super simple and quick ground beef recipe, and it is so good. I also think it would be great with ground turkey.

Here’s what you need:

1 pound ground beef

1/4 cup water or furikake “tea” (soak 1 tablespoon furikake in 1/2 cup water, then strain and use 1/4 cup)

1/3 cup sake

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar

3/4 cup frozen peas, defrosted

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

2 green onions, sliced into circles

handful of fresh cilantro, mint or both (optional)

4 cups steamed rice

Here’s what you do:

1. Place the beef, water/tea, sake, soy sauce and white sugar in a heavy bottomed pot over high heat. Stir often to keep the beef from cooking in large clumps, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the peas, ginger and green onions, and continue to cook until the liquid has mostly boiled off, about 5-7 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat, stir in the optional herbs, and then divide into four portions and serve over rice.


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