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  1. In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the brown sugar/maple, soy sauce/tamari, ½ tbsp sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. In a wok or large skillet, brown the ground beef in the remaining ½ tbsp sesame oil.
  3. Add the white part of the green onions to the beef and continue cooking until the beef is done; drain any rendered fat.
  4. Pour the sauce over the meat and allow it to reduce down; about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve in lettuce leaves (or over rice).
  6. Sprinkle remaining green onions over each portion and garnish with sesame seeds if using.