Plant-Based Korean Beef
When you’re on a healthier eating track, making food at home is often your best option.
One of my good friends in Seattle when I was little was Korean, and her mom made the BEST dumplings. Sometimes I made them with my friend and her mom. But I never stopped craving that flavor.
When I returned to Washington State by way of Whidbey Island after over 10 years in the East Village of New York City I had to make some adjustments. Living in the East Village, I could experience food from around the World anytime right outside my door. I had to find a way to get that flavor back in my life and meet my plant-based food values too.
There is good and bad to eating out. The good is (if you pick the right spot), you get acquainted with flavor you might not create at home. The bad is the salt, the sugar and the fat that almost always comes with a plate of food (in huge amounts) that you get at a restaurant. And usually, the food is not organic or plant-based.
I was craving something like bibimbap that I’ve had in both NYC and Los Angeles. I was so excited to use Bart’s Better Foods instead of tofu or tempeh. For this recipe, I chose Bart’s Better Foods - Burger Meat. And guess what?! It was amazing. My brain just lit on fire from the flavor, and I felt like I was eating an experience. It was good!
If you try it let me know what you think!
Original recipe from Taste of Home / Adapted for Bart’s Better Foods
1/2 a pack of Bart’s Better Foods - Burger ‘Meat’
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup brown rice
3 green onions, thinly sliced
In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until Bart’s Better ‘beef’ is browned, breaking up into crumbles. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, oil and seasonings.
Stir sauce into beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.
Original recipe found on Taste of Home: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/korean-beef-and-rice/