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Korean BBQ Bowl

Traditional BBQ beef (Bulgogi) can stand alone, but this iron-rich protein truly shines when paired with tangy kimchi (full of probiotics that aid in healthy digestion), creamy fried egg and peppery greens. This recipe has “recovery meal” written all over it.

Ingredients (for beef)
1½ pounds top sirloin (recommend grass-fed)
½ pear, chopped
½ sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 T fresh ginger, minced
½ T fresh garlic, minced
2 T, each, toasted sesame oil, tamari, brown sugar

Ingredients (divide evenly among the 4 bowls):
2 cups cooked quinoa or rice
4 fried eggs
2 cups watercress, or other green
1 1/3 cup kimchi
1/2 cup chopped scallions
4 tsp sesame seeds

Cut the steak into thin, bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. In a food processor combine the pear, onion, ginger and garlic. With clean hands, massage this mixture into the steak. Add the sesame oil, tamari and brown sugar to the steak, toss to combine, and marinate for 30 minutes out of the fridge. Heat a large skillet over very high heat. Add the steak, marinade removed, and cook tossing once or twice, until the steak is browned (about 3 minutes for medium-rare or 4 minutes for medium). Arrange in a bowl, using ingredients above. Makes 4 bowls.