1 pound lean ground beef (they said the leaner the better)
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (to desired sweetness)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil (or any light oil)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced (don't skip this!)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the beef with garlic in the sesame oil. While you're doing that, mix the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers in a small bowl, and tweak to taste.
Stars: 3. It was fine, but there was absolutely nothing interesting enough about it to make it worth adding to my rotation. The flavors were fine, but very muted- and that's after I tweaked the sauce to make it stronger. The beef was a bit overcooked after simmering, so I'd add the sauce before the beef was completely brown if I did it again. I agree with her on not skipping on the green onions- they add a bit more flavor to the mediocrity.