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Weeknight Bibimbap

Bibimbap is incredibly delicious, and it's surprisingly easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword bibimbap, easy, grass fed beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Rice

  • 1 cup white rice

Beef

  • 1 lb lean beef, in strips precut stir fry meat, or else cut your own from the round
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Pepper Sauce

  • 3 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

Vegetables

  • butter, lard, or neutral cooking oil as needed
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 large cooking onion
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 lb washed baby spinach

Garnish

  • 4 large eggs
  • kimchi
  • soy sauce

Instructions

  • Combine meat, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a bowl
  • Combine gochujang, water, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Cook rice according to package or rice cooker directions
  • Turn oven to its lowest setting. You will use this to keep vegetables warm as you cook them.
    While rice is cooking, cut onion into thin slices. Add oil to a pan set on a medium-hot burner, and saute onions, turning regularly. Cook until they are just translucent, but still have a bit of crunch. Put them in a pile on a baking sheet and place sheet in the warm oven.
  • Peel carrots and slice them thin, add more oil, and cook as you did the onions. If you're reasonably fast and a good multi tasker, you can do this while doing the last step. So you'll be peeling and slicing the carrots while the onion is cooking, and you can start cooking the carrots as soon as the pan is free.
    When the carrots are done place them on the sheet beside the onion.
  • Add another splash of oil and the sesame seeds. When they just start to brown add the spinach, and cook, then put spinach in the oven with the other veggies.
  • Cook the meat in a single layer. Depending on the size of your pan you may want to do this in two batches. Brown thoroughly, but don't overcook.
  • Start frying some eggs. While they're cooking, assemble bowls with rice, veggies, and meat. Top each with an egg and gochujang sauce.

Notes

•These veggies suggestions are just that - suggestions. Zucchini, mushrooms, kale, or pretty much anything else you happen to have in your fridge works great in this.
•I like the brand Mother In Law's gochujang.