Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

with ponzu sauce

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Pretty fly for an easy stir-fry: this lo mein is short on the labor and long on the flavor. Broccoli, carrots, and ground beef are tossed with pasta and a slightly sweet ponzu sauce, with a touch of heat at the end bringing a balance that'll make all the various flavors come out and play. Once you've accomplished cooking a meal this delicious for a dinner this delightful, it'll do wonders for your self-esteem.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • Info
    5 oz. Fettuccine
  • 6 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 3 oz. Matchstick Carrots
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Ponzu Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    758
  • Carbohydrates
    77g
  • Fat
    32g
  • Protein
    39g
  • Sodium
    1726mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut broccoli into small bite-sized pieces. Trim and cut white portions of green onions into 1" lengths. Cut green portions thinly. Keep the white and green portions separate. Mince garlic.

  • Step 3 - Brown the Beef
    3

    Brown the Beef

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add ground beef to hot pan and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Ground beef will finish cooking in a later step. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Vegetables
    4

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to sear ground beef to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil, broccoli, and white portions of green onions to hot pan. Stir often until lightly browned and crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Add carrots and garlic and stir constantly until aromatic, 45-60 seconds.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Combine ponzu, cornstarch, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add ponzu-cornstarch mixture and reserved pasta cooking water to pan with vegetables. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, return pasta and ground beef to pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains in beef and sauce is thick enough to coat pasta, 2-3 minutes. Plate as pictured on front of card, garnishing with green portions of green onions and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!