Signature with Sautéed Beef & Baked Chicken

Signature

with Sautéed Beef & Baked Chicken

95 MIN
8 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Love Blue Apron Signature? This is the plan for you. Enjoy the recipes you know and love, now designed to create make-ahead meals.

This week's meals are:
• Beef Lo Mein with Cashews & Creamy Black Bean Sauce
• Greek-Style Beef & Rice with Spicy Tzatziki
• Baked Chicken & Veggie Rice with Creamy Guajillo Sauce
• Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein with Soy-Miso Sauce

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  • Calories
    970 Cals (est.)
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Signature with Sautéed Beef & Baked Chicken
Title
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Cashews
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Poblano Peppers
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • ⅓ cup Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
  • 2 Zucchini
  • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
  • ½ lb Snow Peas
  • 1 lb Fresh Lo Mein Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 1⅛ lbs Ground Beef
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • ⅓ cup Guajillo Chile Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet White Miso Paste
  • 3 Tbsps Savory Black Bean-Chile Sauce
  • ½ cup Tzatziki (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
Bake & slice the chicken:
1 Bake & slice the chicken:

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer the seasoned chicken to the sheet pan. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Reserving the sheet pan, transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, slice crosswise. 

*An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F

Cook the beef:
2 Cook the beef:

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef; 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. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the noodles:
3 Cook the noodles:

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Reserving the pot, drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Transfer to a large bowl.

Cook the rice:
4 Cook the rice:

Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In the same pot, combine the rice, chopped garlic, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 12 to  14 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Prepare the remaining ingredients:
5 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Cut off and discard the stems of the poblano peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. 

Roast the zucchini & poblano peppers:
6 Roast the zucchini & poblano peppers:

Line the reserved sheet pan with foil. Transfer the sliced zucchini and sliced poblano peppers to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 9 to 11 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Transfer to the pot of cooked rice. Stir to combine.

Cook the snow peas & sweet peppers:
7 Cook the snow peas & sweet peppers:

In the same pan used to cook the beef, heat the sautéed aromatics on medium-high until melted. Add the quartered sweet peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add the snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Transfer to the bowl of cooked noodles. Stir to combine. 

Make the Creamy Black Bean Sauce:
8 Make the Creamy Black Bean Sauce:

Combine the black bean-chile sauce, crème fraîche, and 2 teaspoons of water.

Make the Spicy Tzatziki:
9 Make the Spicy Tzatziki:

Combine the tzatziki and as much of the hot sauce as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Creamy Guajillo Sauce:
10 Make the Creamy Guajillo Sauce:

Combine the guajillo pepper sauce and sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Soy-Miso Sauce:
11 Make the Soy-Miso Sauce:

Combine the miso paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of water.

Assemble & Store the Beef Lo Mein:
12 Assemble & Store the Beef Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished noodles

• 1/4 cooked beef

Transfer the creamy black bean sauce to 2 small  containers.

Assemble & Store the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:
13 Assemble & Store the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished rice

• 1/4 cooked beef

Transfer the spicy tzatziki to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:
14 Assemble & Store the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished rice

• 1 sliced chicken breast

Transfer the creamy guajillo sauce to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:
15 Assemble & Store the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished noodles

• 1 sliced chicken breast

Transfer the soy-miso sauce to 2 small containers.

Finish and Serve the Beef Lo Mein:
16 Finish and Serve the Beef Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

Roughly chop the cashews. Heat the finished beef and noodles in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy black bean sauce and chopped cashews.

Finish and Serve the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:
17 Finish and Serve the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

Heat the finished beef and rice in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the spicy tzatziki and almonds.

Finish and Serve the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:
18 Finish and Serve the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

Roughly chop the peanuts. Heat the finished chicken and rice in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy guajillo sauce and chopped peanuts.

Finish and Serve the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:
19 Finish and Serve the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

Heat the finished chicken and noodles in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the soy-miso sauce.

Tips from Home Chefs

Bake & slice the chicken:
1 Bake & slice the chicken:

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer the seasoned chicken to the sheet pan. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Reserving the sheet pan, transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, slice crosswise. 

*An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F

2 Cook the beef:

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef; 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. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the beef:
Cook the noodles:
3 Cook the noodles:

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Reserving the pot, drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Transfer to a large bowl.

4 Cook the rice:

Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In the same pot, combine the rice, chopped garlic, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 12 to  14 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Cook the rice:
Prepare the remaining ingredients:
5 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Cut off and discard the stems of the poblano peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. 

6 Roast the zucchini & poblano peppers:

Line the reserved sheet pan with foil. Transfer the sliced zucchini and sliced poblano peppers to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 9 to 11 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Transfer to the pot of cooked rice. Stir to combine.

Roast the zucchini & poblano peppers:
Cook the snow peas & sweet peppers:
7 Cook the snow peas & sweet peppers:

In the same pan used to cook the beef, heat the sautéed aromatics on medium-high until melted. Add the quartered sweet peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add the snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Transfer to the bowl of cooked noodles. Stir to combine. 

8 Make the Creamy Black Bean Sauce:

Combine the black bean-chile sauce, crème fraîche, and 2 teaspoons of water.

Make the Creamy Black Bean Sauce:
Make the Spicy Tzatziki:
9 Make the Spicy Tzatziki:

Combine the tzatziki and as much of the hot sauce as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

10 Make the Creamy Guajillo Sauce:

Combine the guajillo pepper sauce and sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Creamy Guajillo Sauce:
Make the Soy-Miso Sauce:
11 Make the Soy-Miso Sauce:

Combine the miso paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of water.

12 Assemble & Store the Beef Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished noodles

• 1/4 cooked beef

Transfer the creamy black bean sauce to 2 small  containers.

Assemble & Store the Beef Lo Mein:
Assemble & Store the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:
13 Assemble & Store the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished rice

• 1/4 cooked beef

Transfer the spicy tzatziki to 2 small containers.

14 Assemble & Store the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished rice

• 1 sliced chicken breast

Transfer the creamy guajillo sauce to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:
Assemble & Store the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:
15 Assemble & Store the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 finished noodles

• 1 sliced chicken breast

Transfer the soy-miso sauce to 2 small containers.

16 Finish and Serve the Beef Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

Roughly chop the cashews. Heat the finished beef and noodles in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy black bean sauce and chopped cashews.

Finish and Serve the Beef Lo Mein:
Finish and Serve the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:
17 Finish and Serve the Greek-Style Beef & Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

Heat the finished beef and rice in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the spicy tzatziki and almonds.

18 Finish and Serve the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:

Makes 2 servings:

Roughly chop the peanuts. Heat the finished chicken and rice in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy guajillo sauce and chopped peanuts.

Finish and Serve the Chicken & Zucchini Rice:
Finish and Serve the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:
19 Finish and Serve the Baked Chicken & Veggie Lo Mein:

Makes 2 servings:

Heat the finished chicken and noodles in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the soy-miso sauce.

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