Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein with Furikake
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Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein

with Furikake

30 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this comforting dish, we’re combining a few of our favorite Chinese ingredients like savory soy sauce and rich black bean-chile sauce to toss with delightfully springy noodles, bites of ground beef, and crisp vegetables.
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Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein with Furikake
Title
  • 18 oz Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Fresh Lo Mein Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 1 tsp Furikake
  • 3 Tbsps Savory Black Bean-Chile Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Tahini
Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Combine the chopped bok choy and chopped garlic in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean-chile sauce, soy glaze, tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of water.

Cook the vegetables
2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped bok choy and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the noodles
3 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot.

Cook the beef
4 Cook the beef

Meanwhile, in the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

Finish the noodles & serve your dish
5 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked beef, cooked vegetables, and sauce. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the furikake. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Combine the chopped bok choy and chopped garlic in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean-chile sauce, soy glaze, tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of water.

2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped bok choy and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the vegetables
Cook the noodles
3 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot.

4 Cook the beef

Meanwhile, in the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

Cook the beef
Finish the noodles & serve your dish
5 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked beef, cooked vegetables, and sauce. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the furikake. Enjoy!

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