V Easy Korean Beef
Member Kim Glassman sent this to me from a blog she found - it has also been in a recent Food and Wine issue. Substitute ground pork, chicken or turkey for the beef. The greens and scallions can also be changed to whatever you have on hand.
1 pound lean ground beef (or pork, turkey, or chicken)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce (I always use reduced sodium)
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper - or minced hot pepper
Bunch of kale - de-stemmed and roughly chopped
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, sliced - or add sliced leeks or onions to the pan with the ground meat
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the ground beef in the sesame oil. Add the garlic towards the end of browning and cook for a couple of minutes. Drain the fat.
Add the kale and stir to wilt.
Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions, if using.