Tteok galbi a tasty and delicious korean beef patty made from minced beef ribs and marinated in a sweet, salty, and savory sauce before it is grilled. Tteok balbi is usually made with beef ribs, som chop and mince the meat on the bone. You can also cut the meat off the bone before mincing, then marinate and then pack the meat around the bone again.
This time I made quick version and made it with ready-made minced beef and fried it a cast iron frying pan. This dish is really nice with my previous post, water kimchi and as I said in that post it is my favorite kimchi served at my favourite lunch place. Yes you guessed right this beef patty was one of the side dishes served. I eat this as I would eat galbi, wrapped in lettuce and with side dishes.
1 pound ground beef, the more fat the better
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup chopped green onions or regular onions
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
Optional: to taste black pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well, let the meat marinate for about 30 minutes.
Form into balls and flatten them then grill or pan-fry.
Serve the meat water kimchi and other side dishes.