This recipe is a good imitation of the traditional Korean bulgogi. It literally takes only as long to make as a pot of rice.
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger or 1 1/2 tsp. fresh, grated ginger
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef
2 green onions, thinly sliced (add a third if you want garnish)
Whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper flakes and ginger, set aside. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet, heat garlic for about one minute, then add ground beef and cook until browned. Drain fat. Stir in the soy sauce mixture and green onions. Simmer until heated through or rice is done. Serve over rice, garnished with additional green onion.
I got the idea for this recipe from www.damndelicious.net. Strange name, but the recipes are interesting looking.
This dish makes 3 - 4 servings and would be excellent served with a cucumber salad.