Stir brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Gochujang paste, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, honey and black pepper together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the mixture. Continue to stir the sauce.
Reduce the heat to low and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Use immediately with this Korean Beef Stir-fry and store the rest in a tight lid jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For The Stir-fry
1 pound beef bottom round roast, sliced thin and cut into strips about 1 1/2 inches long.
1/2 white onion, chopped into quarters
3 cups mini-peppers, seeded, chopped into quarters
Marinate the beef strips in a large bowl, add the beef and 1/4 cup marinade to beef. Store to coat and place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients.
Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large wok or skillet then add the onion, sauté and caramelize until onions get a gleen or shinny look. Remove from heat and set aside.
If you continue sautéing both the onions and peppers past this point (the gleen or shinny look) they will begin to soften and loose their crunch.
Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil to same skillet. Add peppers, sauté and caramelize until peppers get a gleen or shinny look. Remove from heat and set aside with onions.
Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil to the same skillet. Add beef and marinade sauce. Cook until the meat is no longer red (about 5-7 minutes).
Next add cooked onions and peppers to skillet with beef. Mix together, and continue cooking for 3-4 more minutes. Add more sauce if needed. Remove from heat.
If you enjoy eating a salad with your dinner every night, there’s one thing that can help you and your family from getting tired of them. What is it? Variety.
Change the cheeses, the nuts, the greens, add some fruit and the one thing that can make or break your salad – the salad dressing.
Homemade salad dressings taste better!
Store brands are often watered down with, water and other cheap ingredients like corn syrup, thickeners and fillers.
Homemade Deliciously Yummy Salad Dressings
Try these exciting deliciously yummy salad dressings and you will have a whole new flavor profile.
Herbed Goat Cheese and Pear Dressing
Fresh butter leaf lettuce is topped with fresh juicy sweet pear slices, creamy avocado slices, pecans, dried fruit, tangy goat cheese crumbles all mixed and dressed with a Herbed Goat Cheese and Pear Dressing.
Sesame Ginger Dressing
A sesame ginger dressing can be purchased, but homemade is always better.
Sesame ginger dressing is easy to make and has lots of Asia of flavor.
It’s a creamy salad dressing that is made with tahini, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar.
You’ll love it poured over your leafy greens, coleslaw and Asian noodle salads.
Use your homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing with theses salads:
Author Harold McGee in his book, “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen,” notes the combinations of sweet and sour within sauces used in cooking as early as 239 B.C.
Barbecue sauce is a satisfying combination of complementary flavors that create the perfect addition to cooking pork, beef or chicken.
The sauce is typically used as a marinade, for basting meat when either roasting or barbecuing.
It is also used as condiment and as a topping for meat cooked in the sauce itself.
Most barbecue sauce recipes are a combination of opposing flavors and that’s what makes the sauce a favorite go to condiment.
There are a number of barbecue sauces unique to each region across the United States.
BBQ sauce is very popular condiment with Southern cooking in the U.S.A.
The most well-known sauce associated with barbecue across the U.S. is from Kansas City. The sauce is sweet, spicy, tomatoey and thick.
The brown sugar balances the acidity of the tomato and vinegar, were as mustard and molasses adds a depth of flavor.
Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce
1 cup honey
¼ cup molasses
3 tablespoons ketchup
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce *
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 ½ cups brown sugar
* If you don’t have any Worcestershire sauce, can replace it with soy sauce.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
Simmer the mixture on low for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour into a heat-safe container, such as a mason jar.
Let cool with lid off. After cooling, tighten lid to jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
Besides using the sauce to barbecue with, you can use it to make pulled meat sandwiches. Try this recipe with your homemade barbecue sauce plus 2 tablespoons of bourbon to get an Instant Pot Bourbon Pulled Pork.
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Store brands are often watered down with, well, water, and other cheap ingredients, like corn syrup, thickeners, and other ingredients called fillers – and that is exactly what they do – they don’t even add flavor but are added just to fill the extra space in the jar.
Salad dressing or a vinaigrette can easily be brought together in a matter of minutes with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.