SPICY “BEEF” SESAME NOODLES
•1 tablespoon peanut oil
•7 oz plant based ground beef
•1 shallot, chopped small
•1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
•2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (tamari or coconut aminos work too!)
•1 tsp coconut sugar
•1/4 cup roasted peanuts
•8 oz rice noodles (I used pad Thai noodles)
•1/2 – 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped (bok choy, broccoli or spinach would be tasty too)
•4 green onion , finely minced
•Chili oil to taste
•1/4 cup tahini
•4-5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (tamari or coconut aminos work too!)
•3 tbsp rice vinegar
•4 cloves garlic , finely minced
•2 tbsp coconut sugar (regular sugar, brown sugar or pure maple syrup would work)
•2 tbsp water
1.Prepare your rice noodles following the directions on the package.
2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
3.In a pan or wok, Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add in minced fresh ginger and a chopped shallot. Sauce for a few minutes then add in plant based beef crumbles. Cook for 2-3 minutes breaking up the plant based beef … add 2 tbsp of soy sauce to the mixture followed by 1 tsp sugar and mix. Cook for 5-7 minutes until lightly browned.
4.Add in roughly chopped kale and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add in green onions, cooking for 2 minutes followed by the rice noodles then cover with sauce. Toss to combine and let it all cook together for 6-8 minutes until noodles are completely soft.
5.Serve hot with a spoon full of chili oil (or to your liking), peanuts and green onions.
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