PREP TIME: 5 min COOK TIME: 10 min SERVINGS: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, or more to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound ground beef 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds DIRECTIONS: 1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger. 2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat. 3. Stir in soy sauce mixture and green onions until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. 4. Serve immediately, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds, if desired.