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Korean Ground Beef with Korean Spinach

Ever in my attempts to try global meals, I have narrowed my searches to specific titles such as Brazilian desserts, Australian breakfasts, Vietnamese Noodle SoupPeruvian dinners.  Narrowing to a specific region with a specific ingredient is how Ground Beef Bulgogi was discovered.  Not wanting just a meat and carb dinner, Sigeumchi Namul was a top result when searching Korean vegetables.

Modifications Made:
Ground Beef Bulgogi - Fearing a repeat of BLAH sweet dish, sugar was reduced to one tablespoon and one teaspoon of hoisin sauce replaced one tablespoon of plum sauce.

Sigeumchi Namul - What was really cooked was geundae namul. Geundae is Korean for chard and Namul is Korean for seasoned vegetable dish. Per the recipe suggestions, the chard was "simply seasoned with salt along with some minced garlic, sesame oil and sesame seeds."

Scaled for Likability: 
Bulgogi - No, Thank You
Good grief, another sweet meal.  The only reason this was not scratched to the chicken bin was because the sugar had been reduced and the rice offset the sugar content.  In theory this simple dish sounds fabulous, if it had less sugar.  One could make this entire dish with just the sugar from the mirin alone.

Namul - Good
So nice to have found a stir fry veggie with very little oil and no sugar.  It was a sad state there was so little to go around.

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