Healthy Korean Ground Beef with Vegetables made with lean ground beef, a sweet and spicy Korean sauce, and plenty of vegetables makes for a quick and easy healthy dinner.
This meal was our impromptu dinner last week when I stared aimlessly into the fridge after deciding I wasn’t in the mood for what I initially planned. You know those nights, when everything is planned for dinner but then 5 o’clock rolls around and that’s the last thing you want to eat. Instead of opting for take-out, or cereal (let’s be honest), this night I was determined to use at least some of the ingredients to create a different meal that we would all love. That meant utilizing the lean ground beef, a veggie mix that was intended for a big salad, and the brown rice I had precooked earlier in the week.
After staring at everything for a few minutes and doing a quick survey to find out if anyone had any dinner ideas (they didn’t), I remembered a simple Korean sauce that I make all the time to marinate protein and knew it would be the perfect thing. It’s sweet, savory, and slightly spicy and makes pretty much anything taste good. From there is was a simple matter of adapting things to work for ground beef and giving the veggies a quick saute. When using a sauce like this for ground beef, it’s a similar approach to making ground beef tacos. First you brown the meat and drain any excess fat. Then you add the sauce and let’s things simmer. Easy and quick.
So now let’s talk about serving this Healthy Korean Ground Beef with Vegetables. You can go the traditional route and serve it over white or brown rice. However it is also delicious in lettuce wraps for a lower carb option or served over a bowl of spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice. Now if you want to get really creative, this makes amazing Asian inspired tacos. Fill up warm corn tortillas with the ground beef. Top with either cooked Asian veggies (like in the recipe) or a fresh slaw using cabbage, cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. So good. And if you have leftovers, don’t be scared to throw this into a quick quesadilla. It may sound weird but it’s seriously delicious.
When cooking this Healthy Korean Ground Beef with Vegetables, here are some things to keep in mind: