Ben’s Beginners Contest

Nicholas Hornbostel is one  of 25 finalists in the Ben's Beginners contest. He is  making Korean Beef w Rice Cube and Pickled Veggies.

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Korean Beef w Rice Cube and Pickled Veggie

- One 2 inch thick ham steak (or a whole ham cut into one thick slice)

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 5 cloves garlic crushed

- 1 inch ginger root grated

- 2 TB soy sauce


1 cup matchstick cut carrots

1 cup English cucumber cut in matchsticks

2 TB seasoned rice vinegar

1/2 Tsp salt

Cilantro e Sriracha sauce

Marinade pork night before w garlic and ginger and leave in fridge. Next morning press brown sugar onto its sides and place in crock pot for 6-7 hours w soy sauce

When your back from skiing the meat should be falling off the bone. Pull it off with a fork and let cook another 10-20 minutes while you cook the rice according to box instructions. Meanwhile mix salt and vinegar and then add cukes and carrots.


Serve rice by pressing it in a mold and flipping it over, plate with the shredded pork and pickled veggies and some chopped cilantro.