This is one of our absolute favorite recipes. It is quick, easy and delicious!!!! I was inspired by this recipe over at Izzy Writes but then made a few changes of my own to the ingredients and the process. We like ours on the sweet and spicy side so I use the max ingredients for red pepper flakes and brown sugar, but adjust as needed to suit your taste. We always serve this beef over rice, sprinkled with scallions and with a bottle of Sriracha sauce for squirting on top.
-1 Tbsp sesame oil
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 inch chunk of ginger, peeled and diced
-1 pound lean ground beef
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
-1 bunch green onions, sliced
Heat sesame oil in large skillet, over medium heat. Add bell pepper and ginger. Saute 5 minutes, until it begins to soften. Add beef, cooking until brown, breaking up with a spoon while cooking. Drain beef/ veggie mixture and return to pan. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Stir in brown sugar, soy sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. Continue to cook until the flavors come together, at least 10 minutes. Serve over hot rice, sprinkle with green onions and top with a squirt of Sriracha.