KOREAN SESAME “BEEF” IN A PINEAPPLE
This recipe for Korean-style sesame “beef” in a pineapple is a perfect sweet and savory treat with a party-ready presentation (and it’s plant-based!).
- Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 lbs ground meat substitute (we used “Impossible” meat for this one).
- 1 bottle of Elda’s Kitchen Korean Sesame Cooking & Grilling Sauce
- 3-4 Green onions, chopped in inch long pieces
- Your favorite rice (prepared to package specifications
- 1 whole pineapple
- Sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 mango, cubed
- ¼ cup coconut milk
Prepare your rice to package specifications. While rice is cooking, begin to cook your meat.
In a large pan over medium heat, warm a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once the pan has heated, add your ground “meat” and use a spoon to break up. Let your meat cook for about 5 minutes, breaking it up and turning it to brown all sides. After is has begun to brown, add in ⅔ of an 8 oz bottle of Elda’s Kitchen Korean Sesame Cooking & Grilling Sauce to the pan and stir to coat. Cook for a few more minutes to allow the sauce to thicken and the “meat” to finish cooking through.
For a spicier meal, you can add optional red pepper flakes at this point. Once the “meat” is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, add your green onions and cook for about 30 more seconds and then remove from heat.
Slice your pineapple in half down the middle (don’t cut off the stalk or ends!). Carefully hollow out the inside with a sharp knife to make a bowl, being sure to leave around half an inch of pineapple on the sides and bottom. Remove the core and chop up any extra pineapple attached to it! Fill the 2 pineapple bowls with rice, then top with the beef. You can drizzle with coconut milk and top with toasted sesame seeds if you like. You can also add the extra pineapple chunks and/or optional mango chunks and enjoy!