Curried Beef & Rice Cakes with Mushrooms & Green Beans

Curried Beef & Rice Cakes

with Mushrooms & Green Beans

25 MIN
4 Servings
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    This easy recipe—a spin on Korean tteokbokki—features a combo of vibrant yellow curry paste and soy glaze which we’re using to bring together tender bites of beef, mushrooms, and green beans.
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    Curried Beef & Rice Cakes with Mushrooms & Green Beans
    Title
    • 1⅛ lbs Ground Beef
    • 1 lb Rice Cakes
    • ½ lb Mushrooms
    • 6 oz Green Beans
    • 1½ Tbsps Yellow Curry Paste
    • 3 Tbsps Soy Glaze
    • 4 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
    • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Cut the green beans into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, whisk together the curry paste, soy glaze, soy sauce, and 1/2 cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. 

    Brown the mushrooms
    2 Brown the mushrooms

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the mushroom pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Using a spoon, move the browned mushrooms to one side of the pan.

    Cook the beef & sauce
    3 Cook the beef & sauce

    Add the beef to the other side of the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the beef is browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the green beans & rice cakes
    4 Cook the green beans & rice cakes

    Meanwhile, add the green been pieces to the pot of boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add the rice cakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender and the green beans are bright green. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked beef and sauce to the pot of cooked green beans and rice cakes. Season with salt and  pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined and the rice cakes are thoroughly coated. Turn off the heat; stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and rice cakes garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Cut the green beans into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, whisk together the curry paste, soy glaze, soy sauce, and 1/2 cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. 

    2 Brown the mushrooms

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the mushroom pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Using a spoon, move the browned mushrooms to one side of the pan.

    Brown the mushrooms
    Cook the beef & sauce
    3 Cook the beef & sauce

    Add the beef to the other side of the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the beef is browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    4 Cook the green beans & rice cakes

    Meanwhile, add the green been pieces to the pot of boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add the rice cakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender and the green beans are bright green. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

    Cook the green beans & rice cakes
    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked beef and sauce to the pot of cooked green beans and rice cakes. Season with salt and  pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined and the rice cakes are thoroughly coated. Turn off the heat; stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and rice cakes garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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