Beef / Food / Rice / Vegetables/Meatless

Quick Dinner: Miso Beef with Green Beans and Carrots

Dinner bowl!

Dinner bowl!

I told myself to post this recipe quickly because I made it up. A month later, here I am and I can’t remember the exact measurements of the food. This is my punishment – not being able to remember how to perfectly execute this bowl again. Just kidding, it can’t be that hard…

I do remember that this delicious bowl was made out of desperation and neglected vegetables in the crisper. The ground beef was full of strong miso flavor and it’s evened out over plain white rice.

So when cooking this, don’t be alarmed if the beef in the beginning is salty. It’s meant to share that salty/miso goodness with the vegetables sauteing in the pan! I will repeat this several times.

Then again, I also love salty miso flavors so…

Miso Beef with Green Beans and Carrots
1/2 lb ground beef
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sake
2 Tbsp miso (I used white because that’s what I had)
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
green beans, chopped (I think I used 1/2 a pound?)
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Over medium heat in a skillet, begin to cook the ground meat. Add the soy sauce, sake, and garlic and continue until the ground beef is brown. Season with salt (a pinch) and pepper and add in the miso. Adding the miso thickens the ground beef and it’s juices so turn off the heat once that happens (which should happen fairly quickly, 1-2 minutes).
  2. You can taste the ground beef but it should be pretty salty and that’s okay. In fact, that’s what you want (because the seasoning coat the vegetables and will be eaten over plain rice later, can not stress enough). Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat a little bit of olive oil to saute the garlic and onion, about 1-2 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for another minute or two. Once the carrots are no longer raw, add the green beans. Season with salt (a pinch)and pepper and cook until crisp tender.
  4. Once the vegetables are to the crispness you like, return the ground beef to the pan. Incorporate the beef and vegetables so that the green beans and carrots are also getting that delicious miso goodness.
  5. Now taste again. It might still be just a little salty but that’s okay because the plain white rice will balance out with the miso beef. If not salty enough, add more miso and continue to cook.
  6. Enjoy over plain white rice!
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