One-Pan Beef & Udon Stir-Fry with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
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One-Pan Beef & Udon Stir-Fry

with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

30 MIN
2 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

    In this dish, we’re highlighting chewy udon noodles by tossing them with a sauce of soy glaze, gochujang, black bean sauce, and more that perfectly complements the richness of ground beef. It’s all stirred together with tender, sautéed bites of spinach and carrots for satisfying crunch.
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    One-Pan Beef & Udon Stir-Fry with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
    Title
    • 10 oz Ground Beef
    • ½ lb Udon Noodles
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    • 6 oz Carrots
    • 3 oz Baby Spinach
    • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
    • 2 tsps Gochujang
    • 2 Tbsps Black Bean Sauce
    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Remove the noodles from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy glaze, sesame oil, vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and as much of the gochujang as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    Brown the beef
    2 Brown the beef

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

    Add the carrots & garlic
    3 Add the carrots & garlic

    Add the sliced carrots and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the beef is cooked through.

    Finish the stir-fry & serve your dish
    4 Finish the stir-fry & serve your dish

    Using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. To the pan of cooked beef and carrots, add the noodles, spinach, and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted and the noodles are coated and heated through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished stir-fry garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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

    Remove the noodles from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy glaze, sesame oil, vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and as much of the gochujang as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    2 Brown the beef

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

    Brown the beef
    Add the carrots & garlic
    3 Add the carrots & garlic

    Add the sliced carrots and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the beef is cooked through.

    4 Finish the stir-fry & serve your dish

    Using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. To the pan of cooked beef and carrots, add the noodles, spinach, and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted and the noodles are coated and heated through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished stir-fry garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

    Finish the stir-fry & serve your dish
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