I love reality shows, it is a guilty pleasure, I am not talking about the Bachelorette or even Real Housewives and I am definitely not talking about Jersey Shore. I prefer Tori and Dean, 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, Tia and Tamera and whatever crazy family reality show TLC can spit out so of course I watched every episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8. It was there I saw Jon make Pulkogi/Bulgogi and I ran out to the store to get the ingredients to make it the next night and it was heaven. Since then my family has demanded it on a weekly basis (it is that good trust me), but it can get expensive which leads me to my first Pinterest Trial……
Though this is not one of the first things I have ever tried off of Pinterest I thought I would start with it because my family absolutely adores it and it is a cinch to make and extremely cheap on top of that.
I love, love, love to make Pulkogi/Bulgogi Korean-bbq-beef but the bad thing about that is my family loves, loves, loves to eat it and it can get pretty pricey with all that steak. So when I spotted this recipe on Pinterest for Cheap Korean Beef (thanks toLizzy) I was alllllll over it and I am glad I tried it because it is amazing and cheap and feeds a crowd!
I serve it over rice and people just go nuts over it and the leftovers are even better (if you even have any leftovers).
I always have everything on hand to make it which makes it incredibly affordable and doesn’t require a trip to the store for any ingredients and it comes together soo fast, you can have it on the table in under 30 minutes making it perfect for those upcoming school nights.
I promise you will love this dish, so try it and save yourself a little time and money while feeding your family an absolutely delicious meal.
Ingredients (modified from Lizzy)
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar (I like it sweet so I usually do closer to 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium and La Choy brand is the tastiest)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced or dried or even omitted
1 bunch green onions, diced
1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness) or a shot of Sriracha
salt and pepper
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic and green onions. Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over steamed rice and top with more green onions.