Korean Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas
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  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ¾ pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 extra large flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • 1½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup kimchi (cut into bite size pieces), plus more for serving
  • 3 green onions (finely chopped)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, drizzle the sesame oil. Cook the beef and garlic until cooked through. Drain everything with a sieve. Return the beef to the pan. Stir in the brown sugar mixture. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook for 4 – 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. In another large pan over medium-high heat. Add the tortilla to the pan and cook until lightly browned. Using a tong or spatula, turn the tortilla over and cook the other side. On half of the tortilla, add ¼ cup of cheese. Add ¼ cup ground beef, 2 tablespoons green onions, and 1½ tablespoon kimchi. Top with another ¼ cup cheese. Fold the tortilla in half over the ingredients to make a half-moon. Cook until browned on both sides. Transfer to a clean chopping board. Cut the quesadilla into 4 portions. Repeat with the other two quesadillas.
  4. Serve immediately with extra kimchi.

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