When I saw this recipe I thought it was weird and different which is why I wanted to try it. I’ve been trying to expand my cooking sphere (if that’s a thing) and make new things. This recipe was super simple and I had everything already in the house for it, except for hoisin sauce which is something I found out I’m seriously missing out on- it’s delicious.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 3/4 large onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 1 extra large cucumber
- Sautee onion in a pan sprayed with cooking spray until tender
- Add beef and brown
- Add hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and soy sauce and let simmer for approximately 5 minutes
- Slice cucumber
- Top cucumber slices with beef mixture and enjoy!
I love dishes that have a good combination of crunchy and mushy and salty and sweet. The hoisin sauce added a little sweetness and the cucumbers added a cool crunch to go along with the beef.
I loved it. Kc didn’t love it. In his words “it wasn’t my favorite but it wasn’t my least favorite.” I don’t think he liked the idea of cold cucumbers with hot beef… and also the fat from the beef that I wasn’t able to drain congealed a bit onto the cucumbers which was weird. Next time I’ll make sure to get beef with lower fat or even turkey ground beef.