Beth Cato’s ‘Clockwork Cookie Tour’ Stops By for a Day!

Clockwork Cookie Blog Tour: Cheap Korean Style Beef


Hi! I’m Beth Cato. I’m here to share some savory goodness and to introduce you to my book.



comes out September 16th from Harper Voyager. It’s a steampunk novel with airships, espionage, and a world tree that seriously plays favorites. Here’s the back cover summary:

Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which she is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences, including murder, and Octavia herself is threatened.

Suddenly, she is caught up in a flurry of intrigue: the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Daggers—the Queen’s spies and assassins—and her cabin-mate harbors disturbing secrets. But the danger is only beginning, for Octavia discovers that the deadly conspiracy aboard the airship may reach the crown itself.

You can also read the full first chapter over at It can be found at Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most any independent bookstore.

Now, on to the dinner recipe!

I’m an author, but I’m also somewhat infamous for my cooking. Every Wednesday over at my site, I post a new recipe in my Bready or Not series.

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Meat prices are horrid right now, and ground beef is one of the cheapest options. That’s one reason why I like this dish. It’s has a sweet, deeper beef flavor that’s nothing like teriyaki, and it enables you to make something different than the standard taco filling.

Serve it up with some noodles or rice and vegetables, and you have dinner in no time flat!

Cheap Korean Style Beef
Modified from Elizabeth Bryant

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2+ teaspoon crushed red pepper
salt and pepper
diced green onions

1) Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in sesame oil and garlic, stir, then add in the hamburger and brown it. Drain most of the fat.

2) Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper., and red pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.

3) Serve over rice or noodles, and top with green onions.


Beth Cato’s the author of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER, a steampunk fantasy novel from Harper Voyager. Her short fiction is in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Daily Science Fiction. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat.


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