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

with Bok Choy

25 MIN
4 Servings
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    This irresistible noodle dish has all the makings of a comfort food favorite. You'll bring together tender ramen noodles, beef, bell peppers, and bok choy with a rich, saucy combo of sweet soy glaze, nutty tahini, sambal oelek, and citrusy ponzu.
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    Spicy Beef & Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy
    Title
    • 18 oz Ground Beef
    • 1 lb Ramen Noodles
    • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 2 Bell Peppers
    • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    • ¼ cup Tahini
    • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce
    • ⅓ cup East Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Fill a large 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 stems of the peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy glaze, ponzu sauce, 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.

    Cook the beef & vegetables
    2 Cook the beef & vegetables

    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. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly 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 (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), sliced peppers, and sliced bok choy to the other side. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly softened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Cook the noodles
    3 Cook the noodles

    Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook 3 to 5 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

    To the pan of cooked beef and vegetables, add the sauce and cooked noodles. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the noodles are thoroughly coated 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

    Fill a large 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 stems of the peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy glaze, ponzu sauce, 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.

    2 Cook the beef & vegetables

    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. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly 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 (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), sliced peppers, and sliced bok choy to the other side. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly softened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

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

    Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook 3 to 5 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

    To the pan of cooked beef and vegetables, add the sauce and cooked noodles. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the noodles are thoroughly coated Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

    Finish & serve your dish
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