Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Korean Barbeque topped with Sesame Asian Slaw

This dish satisfies all your cravings of sweet, spicy, salty, even a little crunch. It will leave your taste buds singing!! I used ground beef here for a cheaper version, but ground turkey would be great or you could even use a sirloin steak & marinate the beef overnight & slice extra thin against the grain. Yumm!

1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 cup - 1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce you can use more or less depending on how spicy you like it (red pepper flakes would work too)
Salt & pepper to taste (you will not need much salt with the soy sauce, so taste before adding)
3 green onions

In a large skillet over medium high heat brown met over sesame oil with garlic & ginger. Drain any excess fat. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, hot sauce, & rice vinegar. Simmer on low about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens into the meat. Taste for seasonings & add green onion just before serving. Top each serving with a sprinkle of cilantro. Or if you're like me..ALOT of cilantro!
For the Slaw-
 I have been making this version of cole slaw for years & I prefer it over any other... and I can't think of a better way to serve it than right over top of these yummy bbq sammys!
1/2 head of green cabbage sliced super thin ( you could also mix with some red cabbage too)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar (you may need a bit more to get consistency of a salad dressing)
1 packet of stevia or whatever sweetener you like to use (about 1 tsp) or to taste
salt & pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds
 Combine all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl with a fitted lid, & whisk till smooth. Taste for any seasoning adjustments. Throw in sliced cabbage, put on lid & shake shake shake! This is best if made about 2 hours before you need it so the flavors can become acquainted with each other.
You can serve the Barbeque over hamburger buns & top with cilantro & slaw or serve over rice with the slaw on the side. However you serve it, the flavors are crazy good!!

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