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Old 08-29-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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Soy-Mirin Braised Ground Beef Ragu

From this thread. The local Costco recently started carrying this organic brand of ground beef called Dakota Beef. It's an 85/15 mix and it's pretty good. Here is a link to their website if anyone wants more info:

The exact proportions in this recipe is not totally accurate so you'll have to keep tasting it. Serve it over rice or toss with pasta.

Soy-Mirin Braised Ground Beef Ragu


2 lbs. Organic Ground Beef
1 large White Onion, finley chopped
2 large Carrots, peeled and finely chopped
4-5 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp. Ginger, finley minced
1 Thai Chili, minced (optional)
2/3 cup Sake
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Mirin
3 cups Fresh Spinach
3 Tbsp. Canola Oil
Kosher Salt
Fresh Cracked Pepper


In a large saute pan, heat the oil on medium high until lightly smoking. Add the onion and carrot, season liberally with kosher salt and pepper, and saute until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the ginger, thai chili, and garlic, and saute for about 1 minute. Add the ground beef and saute until browned and broken apart. Deglaze the pan with the sake, and add the soy sauce and mirin. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium/medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly (it won't get really thick). Add the spinach and toss until wilted. Season to taste with salt. Toss with the pasta, and adjust seasoning again if needed.


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Old 08-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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Thank you, IC. Copied, saved, printed & put it on my fridge.
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