My mom’s recipe! <proud>
Thinly sliced sirloin tip marinated in a ginger/garlic/vegetable mixture.
NOTE: I substituted the honey and sugar in this recipe with a medium/large pureed Asian pear.
2 lb Sirloin Tip/”Beef Round Tip Roast Cap Off” Chopped thin, at angle
1-2 carrots, shredded
6 green onions (+ maybe a bit more white onion to supplement), chopped fine, at angle
1 ½ forefinger length peeled ginger root (can be as plump/round as forefingers, no worries)
12 garlic cloves
MSG (1/8 to ¼ tablespoon) (aka aji-namoto or Accent – steer away from the American Accent, if possible)
1 tsp black pepper
¼ - 1/3 cup sesame seed oil
½ cup light soy sauce
2-3 tablespoons honey
Just under ½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (preferable roasted)
NOTE: I substituted the honey and sugar with a medium/large pureed Asian pear.
a) Slice beef thinly, at an angle (like \\\\\\) and place in large mixing bowl
b) Chop onion, thin, and at an angle
a. Add onion on top of beef
c) Add finely sliced (or shredded) carrot to the meat
d) With a meat tenderizer or mortar and pestle, crush the ginger root (chopped into manageable chunks) into a rough “smoosh”
a. Fold the ginger over itself, to make sure it doesn’t get too spread out – fold it like batter
e) Add a garlic clove or two at a time to the ginger, crushing it open and smooshing it into the mix. Do this until small chunky paste remains
f) Add ginger-garlic mixture to the meat
g) Add just under ½ cup sugar
h) Sprinkle some MSG on top of the meat
i) Add black pepper
j) Add ¼ cup sesame seed oil
k) Add ½ cup light soy sauce
l) Add 2 tablespoons honey, according to taste
m) Add 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (roasted)
Again, instead of steps G and L, you can add one medium-large pureed Asian pear. If it's not sweet enough, add some splenda.
By hand, mix the beef concoction until the ingredients are well mixed and the meat is completely coated
Taste the mixture. If too sweet, add a bit more soy sauce.
Let mixture marinate in refrigerator for at least a couple of hours, preferably overnight.
Fry or bake or grill on aluminum! Serve with brown rice and, if you like, light greens (look up BANCHAN on google to get an idea of the various kinds of salads and kimchees you can try!)