Orange Beef & Noodles with Sesame Peanuts

Orange Beef & Noodles

with Sesame Peanuts

20 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this quick-cooking dish, we’re bringing together beef, sautéed mushrooms and cabbage, and delightfully chewy noodles with an irresistible sauce made with orange marmalade, soy sauce, sesame oil, and more for a burst of sweet citrus that’s perfectly tempered by umami (or savory) flavors. For a bit of crunch, we’re garnishing it all with roasted peanuts tossed with nutty sesame oil and seeds.

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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. Using a damp paper towel, gently brush off any dirt from the mushrooms; thinly slice. Wash and dry the cabbage; cut out and discard the core, then thinly slice the leaves. In a bowl, combine the orange marmalade, soy sauce, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, and half the sesame oil. Roughly chop the peanuts; place in a bowl. Add the sesame seeds and remaining sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat. 

Cook the beef & vegetables:
2 Cook the beef & vegetables:

In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned. Season with salt and pepper. Using a spoon, move the mushrooms to one side of the pan. Add the beef to the other side; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the sliced cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cabbage is softened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Cook the noodles:
3 Cook the noodles:

While the beef and vegetables cook, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

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

Add the cooked noodles and sauce to the pan of cooked beef and vegetables. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and noodles topped with the sesame peanuts. Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

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. Using a damp paper towel, gently brush off any dirt from the mushrooms; thinly slice. Wash and dry the cabbage; cut out and discard the core, then thinly slice the leaves. In a bowl, combine the orange marmalade, soy sauce, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, and half the sesame oil. Roughly chop the peanuts; place in a bowl. Add the sesame seeds and remaining sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat. 

2 Cook the beef & vegetables:

In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned. Season with salt and pepper. Using a spoon, move the mushrooms to one side of the pan. Add the beef to the other side; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the sliced cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cabbage is softened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Cook the beef & vegetables:
Cook the noodles:
3 Cook the noodles:

While the beef and vegetables cook, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

4 Finish the noodles & serve your dish:

Add the cooked noodles and sauce to the pan of cooked beef and vegetables. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished beef and noodles topped with the sesame peanuts. Enjoy! 

Finish the noodles & serve your dish:
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