The title says it all, do I still have to say more?? Yeah – I could eat the whole recipe! 😀 That’s how delicious this dish is!
Some people say that when you are the youngest in the family, you are the luckiest one. When it comes to food, I say that I am the luckiest one… and I am the eldest.
When my two youngest sisters were still small, I used to feed them. And by that I mean I feed half to them and the other half to me. Shhh, this is one of my secrets!
‘Hey, you little ones, do you want eggs for breakfast?’
*sisters with sparkling eyes* ‘Yesssss! Eggs, eggs, eggs!’
‘Okaaaaay! I’ll make four eggs for both of you.’
*sisters looked at each other* ‘We cannot finish four eggs.’
‘Yes, you can.’ *insert evil laugh here*
You know what happens next… And the scene happened too many times!
Well, that’s just one. Others were like I was the only one who can reach that box of chocolate my Mom was hiding from (me? oh no, not from me) them, so they don’t eat everything in one sitting. So I am getting pieces of chocolates, few for my sisters and more for me. Of course, they have to tell my Mom that I got chocolates for them.
Some days I get lucky and some days I don’t, especially when my Mom caught me eating my sisters’ Cerelac. She was like ‘Hmm, that’s why you are telling me that it’s gone too soon!’ I know I don’t have an excuse for ‘caught in the act’, but I still made some unexplainable excuses. What did I tell her? I couldn’t remember.
Looking back, I am telling myself ‘I am a food savior!’ Yey! I am a hero! I am saving food from those little brats who couldn’t finish their food? How could they? I put a huge amount on purpose so the leftover could be mine. *knock on my door* ‘Um, Ate (a term when you call a girl older than you), I couldn’t finish my food.’ The Ate said ‘Uh oh… okaaay, put it there (my table).’ *again, insert evil laugh*.
I am basically the same person until now, even with my friends. *looks at my friend’s plate* ‘Ohh, you can’t finish that? Let me help you. You know they just throw food here at the restaurant when you don’t finish them. So it is better if I throw that leftover of yours in my tummy than in a garbage can.’ *friends don’t know what to say*
So that pretty sums why I am posting this recipe – I am saving food from going bad! A person who has a small tummy cannot finish the rest, so I helped her out. And I am glad that I did coz this was super gooood! Well, for a person who likes sweet dishes, yes, this is superb!! Ground beef with sweet and spicy sauce? Amazing! Add some corn kernels and my leftover sweet potatoes? Give me two additional serving of white rice, please!! You have to try this one! And oh, don’t skip the spring onions – they make the dish more delicious!
Sweet & Spicy Ground Beef with Corn & Sweet Potatoes
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tbsp ginger, grated
- 1/8 – ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 500g ground beef
- ½ cup corn kernels, drained
- ½ cup sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
- 1/3 cup spring onions, sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooked white rice, to serve
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, canola oil, ginger and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over high heat, add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
- Add in corn kernels, sweet potatoes, and sauce mixture. Cook for about 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat.
- Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Top with sliced spring onions and enjoy with hot white rice.
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