Beef Essentials: Spicy Ground Beef & Rice

Andy Anderson !


This is a very quick dish to assemble, and pulls together some very yummy flavors, to make a brilliant dish in a quick thirty minutes.

I usually serve it in bowls with chopsticks, but some people still prefer a fork or spoon… Not a deal breaker.

If you have to put together a yummy dish on short notice, you need to check this out.

Keep the faith, and keep cooking.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 lb
    freshly ground sirloin
  • 4 clove
    baked garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 c
    diced carrots
  • 1/2 c
    green peas, frozen is fine
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c
    tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil

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    long-grain white rice, for serving
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    sesame seeds, for garnish

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    a bit of gochu jang, for added heat
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    a dash of fish sauce for depth of flavor

How to Make Beef Essentials: Spicy Ground Beef & Rice


  2. Chef’s Note: With the incorporation of the tamari sauce, this dish tastes rather salty. If you want to tone down that aspect of the recipe, use a low-sodium version of the tamari sauce.
  3. Chef’s Note: If you have never baked garlic, you are so missing out on a wonderful way to use this excellent ingredient… Here are the instructions for baking garlic:
    Cooking Essentials: Baked Garlic
  4. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Add the ground beef, and the garlic to a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Cook, breaking up the sirloin, until cooked through, about 7 – 10 minutes.
  7. Add the veggies (carrots, peas), and the ginger white pepper, and pepper flakes.
  8. Cook with the sirloin, until the carrots begin to soften, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  9. Whisk the coconut sugar, tamari sauce, and sesame oil together in a small bowl, and add to the skillet.
  10. Chef's Note: I have tried this recipe using honey in place of the coconut sugar, and loved the flavor that it brought to the dish.
  11. Bring to a simmer, and allow to cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  12. Chef’s Tip: If you choose to add a bit of gochu jang, and/or fish oil, it will really change the spicy nature of this dish. So, be careful with the additional seasonings.
  14. Serve over white rice, with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Beef Essentials: Spicy Ground Beef & Rice

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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