Cumin Sichuan Beef & Noodles with Bok Choy

Cumin Sichuan Beef & Noodles

with Bok Choy

20 MIN
+$6.99/serving 4 Servings
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    Chefs! We’re bringing you a series of recipes designed with ease of cooking and cleanup in mind, but without sacrificing the incredible flavors you’ve come to expect from a classic Blue Apron meal. This irresistible noodle dish has all the makings of a comfort food favorite. To top delightfully chewy ramen noodles, you’ll make a saucy stir-fry of beef and bok choy coated in a bold combo of sweet soy glaze, fragrant cumin-Sichuan peppercorn sauce, and more.
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    Cumin Sichuan Beef & Noodles with Bok Choy
    Title
    • 20 oz Ground Beef
    • 1½ Tbsps Cumin & Sichuan Peppercorn Sauce
    • 1 lb Fresh Ramen Noodles (Previously Frozen)
    • 1¼ lbs Baby Bok Choy
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
    • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    • ¼ cup Tahini
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    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the bok choy; roughly chop, separating the leaves and stems. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, combine the cumin-Sichuan sauce, tahini, and soy glaze.

    Cook the beef, bok choy & sauce
    2 Cook the beef, bok choy & sauce

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef, chopped garlic, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the beef is browned. Using a spoon, move the beef to one side of the pan. Add the chopped bok choy to the other side; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    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. 


    Finish & serve your dish
    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked noodles and chopped bok choy leaves to the pan of cooked beef and sauce; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are coated and the bok choy leaves are slightly wilted. Turn off the heat. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the bok choy; roughly chop, separating the leaves and stems. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, combine the cumin-Sichuan sauce, tahini, and soy glaze.

    2 Cook the beef, bok choy & sauce

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef, chopped garlic, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the beef is browned. Using a spoon, move the beef to one side of the pan. Add the chopped bok choy to the other side; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the beef, bok choy & sauce
    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. 


    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked noodles and chopped bok choy leaves to the pan of cooked beef and sauce; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are coated and the bok choy leaves are slightly wilted. Turn off the heat. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

    Finish & serve your dish
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