Korean Pork Noodle Bowl

and green beans, green onions, and Fresno chile

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Spicy

Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

A famous comedian once referred to a meal as a “bowl of sadness.” Well, we hate to steal another's material, but this meal could easily be called a bowl of joy. Ground pork and green beans are mixed with lo mein noodles and tossed in a sauce built from teriyaki and gochujang. Topped with the unique flavor of cilantro and heat of a Fresno chile, this bowl of glee will bring you grins and cheers, no comedy set required.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 5 oz. Lo Mein Noodles
  • ½ fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 6 oz. Green Beans
  • 2 Green Onions
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 Red Fresno Chile
  • 2 fl. oz. Teriyaki Glaze
  • 1 Tbsp. Gochujang Red Pepper Paste
  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    763
  • Carbohydrates
    71g
  • Fat
    39g
  • Protein
    53g
  • Sodium
    1700mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

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    Cook the Noodles

    Add noodles to boiling water and cook until al dente, 4-5 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water, and return to pot. Stir in sesame oil and set aside.

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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim ends off green beans. Cut on an angle into 2" pieces. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate. Stem and coarsely chop cilantro. Slice Fresno chile into thin rounds. Discard seeds if you prefer less spice. Combine ½ cup water, teriyaki glaze, and gochujang (to taste) in a mixing bowl.

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    Cook the Pork and Green Beans

    Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, ground pork, green beans, white portions of green onions, and¼ tsp. salt to very hot pan. Stir occasionally, breaking up meat, until beans begin to char and no pink remains on pork, 7-9 minutes. Transfer pork and green beans to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

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    Char the Noodles

    Return pan used to cook pork and green beans to high heat. Add noodles to very hot pan and cook undisturbed until slightly charred on one side, 2-3 minutes.

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    Finish the Noodles

    Add pork-green bean mixture and teriyaki-gochujang mixture to pan and toss to combine. Remove from burner, taste, and add a pinch of salt if desired.

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    Finish the Dish

    Place a portion of noodles in a bowl and top with green portions of green onions, cilantro, and Fresno chile rounds (to taste).