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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Asian Beef Bowls

This has quickly become one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals - fast, flavorful and fun - an updated ground beef classic!

1 lb. lean ground beef, browned nicely and fats drained
1/4 cup plum sauce
1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 scallions, chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1-2 Tbs. nicely chopped cilantro
1 lb. coleslaw mix
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2-3 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
chopped peanuts, for garnish

Add plum sauce and red pepper flakes to warm beef in skillet; stir to combine.  Toss in scallions, carrots and cilantro and cook until all ingredients are just heated through.  Meanwhile, whisk together rice vinegar and oil to create dressing; pour over coleslaw mix and toss to combine well.  To serve, place dressed coleslaw in bowls and top with warm beet mixture. Garnish with peanuts, if desired, for added crunch.  Enjoy at once.

Serves 1 hungry Chef Alli (and I ALWAYS am!) or 2-3 average appetites.  

Now You're Cookin', 
Chef Alli