With colder days washing onto our calendar, I instantly start whipping out my favorite warm, comfort dishes. If you have been here for a minute, you may have picked up on a trending theme in our family: comfort food equals Asian cuisine.
With a new baby in our household, easy and quick hold the torch on which meals I gravitate to choosing. This savvy Asian noodle dish with notes of sweetness is not only heaven sent to your taste buds, but is super fast and simple to get on your family dinner table. After tasting, Kris stated that this dish was, "like an Asian spaghetti, but better." He said he'd choose this over traditional spaghetti any night, and I think we would all happily agree. See the recipe below to bring this dish to life in your own home!
1.5 lbs organic ground beef or bison
2 tbsp sesame oil
2.5 tbsp minced garlic (8 cloves)
1-2 drops of Doterra Ginger Oil (or 1 tsp of fresh ginger)
1/2 cup of beef broth
6 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 box organic linguine noodles
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 green onions for garnish
toasted sesame seeds for garnish
1. Using a skillet with high sides, pour in the sesame oil and heat to medium. Add in ground beef or bison to brown, along with the garlic, and two drops of ginger oil (or fresh ginger as an alternative). Use a wooden spoon to make sure meat is thoroughly broken up well and cooked through. Drain any fat and return to the stovetop.
2. While the ground beef/bison is cooking, heat a pot of water to cook the linguine noodles. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Boil noodles for 11 minutes, or however long the directions say on the box. Strain noodles.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients for the sauce. Soy sauce, beef broth, hoisin sauce, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add to the ground beef/bison and let simmer for about 3 minutes to let the meat absorb the flavors.
4. Next, add in the strained noodles to the beef mixture and thoroughly mix together. Allow it to cook for a minute or two for the sauce to thicken.
5. Top your dish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. We love adding extra spice with more red pepper flakes and Sriracha sauce.
6. Enjoy! (And give me your feedback).