Cumin-Sichuan Peppercorn Beef

with Ramen Noodles & Broccoli

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    Est. 820 calories Group 22 Created with Sketch.
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For this vibrant dish, you’ll make a saucy stir-fry of beef and broccoli cooked in a bold combo of sweet soy glaze and fragrant cumin-Sichuan peppercorn sauce. It’s all served over delightfully chewy ramen noodles—perfect for catching every bite.

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

Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the broccoli; cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the stem, then cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the cumin-Sichuan sauce, soy glaze, and 2 tablespoons of water.

Cook the broccoli:
2 Cook the broccoli:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/3 cup of water to boiling on high. Once boiling, carefully add the broccoli florets in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the water has cooked off and the broccoli is slightly softened. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the beef & sauce:
3 Cook the beef & sauce:

In the same pan, 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, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the beef is browned and cooked through. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and cooked broccoli. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook the noodles & serve your dish:
4 Cook the noodles & serve your dish:

While the beef cooks, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 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 and stir in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Serve the cooked beef, broccoli, and sauce over the cooked noodles. Garnish 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 with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the broccoli; cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the stem, then cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the cumin-Sichuan sauce, soy glaze, and 2 tablespoons of water.

2 Cook the broccoli:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/3 cup of water to boiling on high. Once boiling, carefully add the broccoli florets in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the water has cooked off and the broccoli is slightly softened. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the broccoli:
Cook the beef & sauce:
3 Cook the beef & sauce:

In the same pan, 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, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the beef is browned and cooked through. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and cooked broccoli. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

4 Cook the noodles & serve your dish:

While the beef cooks, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 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 and stir in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Serve the cooked beef, broccoli, and sauce over the cooked noodles. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

Cook the noodles & serve your dish: