There are two types of people: those who love Korean beef, and those who have never tried it. We feel sorry for the latter, because it’s an indescribably delicious dish that is especially easy and affordable if using ground beef. In our ongoing effort to eat more plant-based meals, we created Vegan Korean Beef with Ginger Cauliflower Rice using Lightlife ground, which is soy-free and gluten-free. The flavor and texture are spot on, even as reheated leftovers.
Traditionally, this dish contains sugar, but Lakanto Golden comes to the rescue to keep the recipe refined sugar-free, and we used coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. On the table un under half an hour, this is a great weeknight option with 11 net carbs, more than 17 grams of protein, and zero cholesterol. Pin it and print it. Let’s get this show on the road!Print
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 12-ounce bags frozen cauliflower rice, partly thawed and broken up
- 1 12-ounce package Lightlife Plant-Based Ground
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated, and divided
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp Lakanto Golden Sweetener
- 1 tbsp avocado oil, divided
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 to 1 tsp chili garlic sauce, to heat preference
- Set cauliflower rice bags on the counter to begin to thaw, then break up as much as possible before cooking. Prep the green onions, garlic, and ginger and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine Lakanto Golden, coconut aminos, half of the ginger, sesame oil, and 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce. If desired, add more chili garlic sauce to heat preference 1/4 teaspoon at a time. Set aside.
- Heat a large sauté pan over medium-low heat and add one teaspoon of avocado oil, cauliflower rice, and water. Toss to coat, cover, and cook until completely thawed, about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or two. Once thawed, add the remaining ginger and stir to combine. Increase heat to medium and continue cooking (uncovered) another 3-5 minutes, just until the cauliflower rice is tender, and the water has cooked off. Stir regularly to avoid scorching.
- While the cauliflower rice is cooking, heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, set a timer for 5 minutes, add the remaining 2 teaspoons of avocado oil and the Lightlife Plant-Based Ground Meat, and start the timer. Break the meat into crumbles and cook for 3 minutes, turning and breaking up frequently. With two minutes remaining, reduce heat to medium-low, add the garlic, and stir. With one minute remaining, add the sauce mixture and stir to combine. Remove the pan from heat when time is up, stir, and allow the sauce to thicken as the mixture rests.
- By now, the cauliflower rice should also be done. Divide the cauliflower rice between four plates and top with equal portions of the meat mixture. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds and serve immediately.
Refrigerate cauliflower rice and meat can be separately in airtight glass containers up to four days.
Nutrition Estimate Per Serving (1/4 RECIPE) – Calories: 325.7, Fat: 20.6, Saturated Fat: 4.6g, Trans Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 794mg, Potassium: 648mg Carbohydrates: 16.3g total/11g net, Fiber: 5.3g, Sugar: 6.2g, Protein: 17.6g, Vitamin A: 2%, Vitamin C: 3.6% Calcium: 6.6%, Iron: 22% (based on 2,000 calorie diet).
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Entrée, Main Course
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Plant-Based
- Diet: Vegan
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