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Weeknight meals can be a challenge but you can definitely jazz things up a bit with this lighter (and easier) version of Korean Beef. A recent study has found that adding Mazola® Corn Oil to one’s diet resulted in lower cholesterol levels than Coconut Oil. A previous study found that corn oil can also help lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about the study, see Mazola.com. We made 3 easy swaps to make our favorite Korean Beef recipe even better, including using Mazola® Corn Oil instead of our regular oil.
Dinner time can be a bit of a madhouse around here. Finding something to cook that’s both quick, delicious, and something I feel good about serving my family can be tricky.
We have a few staple recipes that we rotate through but sometimes we want to change things up.
This easy and better-for-you Korean Beef recipe is quick to make and my whole family loves it.
We made a few swaps to make it better for you:
- We swapped out our regular oil with Mazola® Corn Oil.
- We swapped out regular rice with cauliflower rice.
- We swapped out half the meat for veggies.
The end result was absolutely delicious.
A clinical study showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com. That had me curious to try it out and it was perfect in this recipe.
Mazola® Corn Oil is an all-purpose cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for your family. I loved that it had a neutral taste so we could really taste the flavors of the food. With a smoke point of 450°F, which is higher than most other cooking oils, it is perfect for cooking with in a variety of recipes. It’s also cholesterol free so you can enjoy your meal without worrying about that.
I was hoping to have leftovers of this but my family ate this right up. It will definitely be something that will be in our regular meal rotation. You could change things up by swapping out the veggies used or replacing all the meat with veggies to make a vegetarian option.
Better-For-You Korean Beef Ingredients
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp. Mazola® Corn Oil
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced thinly
- 1 bunch bok choy, chopped
- sesame seeds
Better-For-You Korean Beef Instructions
To make your cauliflower rice, chop your head of cauliflower into pieces. This can just be a rough-chop. The pieces just need to be small enough to fit in your food processor. Add the cauliflower pieces to your food processor. Use the chop setting and process for 2-3 minutes, or until pieces are about the size of rice.
In a large pan, heat a bit of Mazola® Corn Oil. Add the cauliflower rice and cook for 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
Heat a pan to med-high. Add your Mazola® Corn Oil. Add your garlic to the pan and stir. Cook for about a minute then add your ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook your beef until browned.
While that is cooking, use a separate pan to lightly sauté your zucchini, red pepper, and bok choy. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then turn off the heat and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and ginger.
Add sauce to ground beef and stir well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add the veggies to the meat mixture and combine.
Serve topped over cauliflower rice. Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.