One-Pan Spicy Pork Udon with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
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One-Pan Spicy Pork Udon

with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

25 MIN
2 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. In this dish, we’re highlighting fresh, chewy udon noodles by tossing them with a spicy sauce of black bean sauce, soy glaze, gochujang, and more that perfectly complements the richness of the pork. It’s all stirred together with tender, sautéed bites of spinach and carrots for satisfying crunch.
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One-Pan Spicy Pork Udon with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
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  • 10 oz Ground Pork
  • ½ lb Fresh Udon Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 3 oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 2 tsps Gochujang
  • 2 Tbsps Black Bean Sauce
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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 medium 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 pork
2 Brown the pork

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork. 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, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.

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 pork is cooked through.

Finish & serve your dish
4 Finish & serve your dish

Meanwhile, using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. To the pan of cooked pork 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 noodles 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 medium 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 pork

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork. 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, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.

Brown the pork
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 pork is cooked through.

4 Finish & serve your dish

Meanwhile, using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. To the pan of cooked pork 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 noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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