Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
Michelle De La Cerda
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps - Sweet and mildly spiced beef, cooked quickly and enjoyed in a sturdy leaf of lettuce, creating smiles all around the table
(Bibb, Boston, and butter are great choices)
lean ground beef
(or less to decrease sweetness)
soy sauce or tamari
sesame oil; divided in half
. ground ginger
. red pepper flakes
(optional and to taste)
bunch green onions; divided between white and green parts
rice wine vinegar
Sesame seeds for garnish
Whisk in a bowl the brown sugar, soy sauce/tamari, 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes until blended; set aside.
In a wok or large skillet, brown the ground beef in 1/2 tbsp sesame oil.
Add the white part of the green onions to the beef and continue cooking until the beef is done.
Drain any rendered fat.
Pour the sauce over the meat and allow it to reduce down; about 3-5 minutes.
Serve in lettuce leaves or over rice.
Sprinkle remaining green onions over each portion and garnish with sesame seeds if using.