Wednesday nights are just insane around here. I usually have to go pick Princess up from writer’s guild after school, and somehow manage to feed the two youngest by 5:15 so they can go to basketball practice (they won’t get home until after 8). I can’t make anything too spicy or weird because they’re going to be running.
I’d gotten in the (lazy) habit of doing something like fish sticks and tater tots because they’re fast and easy, but not the healthiest. (Plus I hate that kind of processed crap.)
Then I found this recipe for easy Korean Beef in the crockpot. What attracted me to this recipe is that it uses hamburger — and even better, you don’t have to brown it first. My hamburger wasn’t even completely thawed, so I threw it in on high for 1-2 hours first, and then chopped it up and added the rest of the ingredients. I doubled it, left off the green onions (do any kids like green onions?!?), and used ground ginger rather than fresh. I cooked it on low the rest of the afternoon and it turned out really well. I added a package of broccoli slaw for a quick veggie (just cooked it 15 mins or so) and cooked some basmati brown rice.
I loved this recipe. I could eat it for lunch for days. Middle wouldn’t even try it. She’s not big on anything Asian, though I think if she’d tried it, she might have been able to eat it. She had a sandwich instead. So I guess I can’t put it on our regular rotation, but it was definitely good enough to mention and I’ll make it for myself!