Ginger beef is good to have under your belt because it comes together super fast, it’s satisfying and delicious, and it only requires 4 ingredients. Pork is probably more commonly used in this dish, but I remember my mom making it with beef growing up. You could make a meal of it by pairing this with a steamed vegetable, rice, and miso soup. The beef marinates for only 5 mins, so you don’t have to plan this too far in advance.
Adapted from わたしの味
Makes 4 servings
2 Tbsp shoyu
2 Tbsp mirin
1 1/2 tsp grated ginger, with juice
1/2 lb thinly sliced beef or pork, cut into bite-sized pieces
ground sesame seeds, optional
Combine the shoyu, mirin, and ginger in a medium bowl. Add the beef and let marinate for 5 mins. Drain and cook in a pan over medium-high heat with a bit of oil.
Top with sesame seeds, if using.