2tablespoonstoasted sesame oilplus extra for garnish
2pounds90/10 lean ground beef
8clovesgarlicpeeled and minced or pressed through a garlic press
2to 3 inch piece of gingergrated
1/3cuphoneybrown sugar, or coconut sugar
1/3cuplow sodium soy sauce
1/3cupunsweetened pear or apple juice
1teaspoonto 3 tablespoons gochujang or chili garlic sauce
For Garnish and to serve:
8green onionstrimmed of root ends then thinly sliced
toasted sesame seeds
Heat the sesame oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or frying pan over medium high heat. Break up the ground beef over it and cook, breaking the pieces up smaller and smaller with a wooden spoon, until the beef is browned and cooked most of the way through. Drain off any fat that accumulates and return the pan to medium high heat.
Add the garlic and ginger to the beef and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, pear or apple juice, honey or sugar, and gochujang to the pot and stir to evenly distribute. Bring to a boil and let it cook until the sauce has reduced and thickened a bit and clings to the beef. Remove from heat and serve over rice garnished with the thinly sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and a small drizzle of toasted sesame oil, if desired.