Quick Gochujang Chili Beef Stir Fry with Basil
Gochujang chili sauce with fresh garlic + ginger is so good. I loved garnishing it with fresh basil - such an unexpected flavor, but totally necessary to have. The tapioca helps make the sauce stick to the beef + makes the sauce a thick sauce - which is perfect in this quick stir fry.
Even though our schedule has changed recently, I still enjoy quick weeknight meals that come together with few ingredients, taste great + everyone at the dinner table enjoys.
This is one of those meals. I cooked it in less than 10 minutes. Add it to your weeknight rotation. It's a good one.
Don't have ground beef? Ground Chicken would be great!
Quick Gochujang Chili Beef Stir Fry
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, sliced
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon tapioca powder
3 heaping tablespoons of Gochujang Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped finely
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped finely
1-2 carrots, peeled
1 handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
optional: hot sauce
In a heavy duty pan heated over medium high heat, add the sesame oil. When the pan is hot add the ground beef + onions. Stir occasionally + cook until all the ground beef is cooked through + no longer pink.
Meanwhile, mix the sauce together in a small bowl. Add the coconut aminos, brown sugar, tapioca, chili sauce, ginger + garlic. Mix with a spoon + set a side.
When the ground beef is finished cooking, add the peeled carrots + the mixed chili sauce. Toss to coat + combine everything.
Serve with jasmine rice + garnish with fresh basil. We loved some hot sauce on the side.