Spicy Beef & Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy
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Spicy Beef & Sesame Noodles

with Bok Choy

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. This irresistible noodle dish has all the makings of a comfort food favorite. You'll bring together tender ramen noodles, beef, and bok choy with a rich, saucy combo of sweet soy glaze, nutty tahini, and spicy sambal.

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      960 Cals (est.)
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    Spicy Beef & Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy
    Title
    • 10 oz Ground Beef
    • ½ lb Fresh Ramen Noodles (Previously Frozen)
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 10 oz Baby Bok Choy
    • 3 Tbsps Soy Glaze
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    • 2 Tbsps Tahini
    • 3 Tbsps Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
    • 1 Tbsp Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
    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. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy glaze, ponzu sauce, 2 tablespoons of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    Cook the beef & bok choy
    2 Cook the beef & bok choy

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the beef is browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Using a spoon, move the beef to one side of the pan. Add the sautéed aromatics and sliced bok choy to the other side of the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat.

    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 3 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot; add the sesame oil and stir to thoroughly coat.

    Finish & serve your dish
    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked noodles and sauce to the pan of cooked beef and bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are thoroughly coated and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. 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

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy glaze, ponzu sauce, 2 tablespoons of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    2 Cook the beef & bok choy

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the beef is browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Using a spoon, move the beef to one side of the pan. Add the sautéed aromatics and sliced bok choy to the other side of the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the beef & bok choy
    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 3 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot; add the sesame oil and stir to thoroughly coat.

    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Add the cooked noodles and sauce to the pan of cooked beef and bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are thoroughly coated and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

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