1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce (low-sodium, or 2T regular soy sauce)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated (I often use the stuff in a tube for convenience)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers, to taste (I used 1T Korean red pepper paste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown the ground beef with the garlic. Drain off the fat and add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes or paste, black pepper, and kimchi (if using). Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with green onions.