One-Pot Beef & Udon Noodles with Sweet Peppers & Carrots

One-Pot Beef & Udon Noodles

with Sweet Peppers & Carrots

25 MIN
4 Servings
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    For quick cooking (and easy cleanup!), you’ll make this recipe all in one pot by bringing together tender noodles, rich beef, and crisp vegetables with an irresistibly savory-sweet sauce of garlic, sesame oil, sambal oelek, and more.
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    One-Pot Beef & Udon Noodles with Sweet Peppers & Carrots
    Title
    • 1⅛ lbs Ground Beef
    • 1 lb Fresh Udon Noodles (Previously Frozen)
    • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • ¾ lb Carrots
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
    • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
    • 2 Tbsps Chicken Demi-Glace
    • 3 Tbsps Soy-Miso Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Togarashi Seasoning (Sweet Paprika, Hot Paprika, Dried Orange Peel, Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds)
    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. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Combine the quartered peppers and sliced carrots in a bowl. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic; place in a separate bowl. Add the soy-miso sauce, soy glaze, sesame oil, vinegar, demi-glace, 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Stir to combine.

    Cook the vegetables
    2 Cook the vegetables

    In a large pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. 

    Cook the beef
    3 Cook the beef

    Add the beef to the pot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. 

    Finish & serve your dish
    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. Add the noodles and sauce to the pot. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly coated and the noodles are heated through. Turn off the heat.Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and noodles garnished with the togarashi. 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. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Combine the quartered peppers and sliced carrots in a bowl. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic; place in a separate bowl. Add the soy-miso sauce, soy glaze, sesame oil, vinegar, demi-glace, 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Stir to combine.

    2 Cook the vegetables

    In a large pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. 

    Cook the vegetables
    Cook the beef
    3 Cook the beef

    Add the beef to the pot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. 

    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. Add the noodles and sauce to the pot. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly coated and the noodles are heated through. Turn off the heat.Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and noodles garnished with the togarashi. Enjoy! 

    Finish & serve your dish
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