• Katherine Arthurs

Quick Sesame Sweet Potato + Garlic Ginger Ground Beef Noodle Bowls

As you may know, I'm a sucker for Asian/Thai fusion meals. The salty combinations with vegetables, meat + tons of fresh ginger + cilantro. I'll always choose.

Plus I have been looking for new ways to use ground beef. Ever since getting a large shipment from Five Marys Farms full of ground beef - I always thought about burgers...but not now. Don't forget about the Mongolian Beef with Thai Peanut Rice Noodles recipe, I made...+ Paleo Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Ketchup SOO good - all made with ground beef.

And now this recipe. It's a good one.

I love meals like this. AND when the ginger + garlic are barely cooked it packs some serious flavor. Garnished with cilantro + scallions - always good to add some greens in there.

For the noodles, I used fresh Japanese Style Noodles but Udon, Ramen or Lo Mein noodles would be great too!

Quick Sesame Sweet Potato + Garlic Ginger Ground Beef Noodle Bowls

3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided

2 medium sweet potatoes, diced

2 shallots, sliced

salt + pepper

1 lb grass fed ground beef

2 carrots, peeled

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

3-4 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup tamari

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

2 tablespoons fish sauce

3 tablespoon honey or brown sugar (or split it in half with both)

2 tablespoons garlic chili paste

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 scallions, chopped

1 package of noodles (use any kind that you love), cook according to package.

Preheat your oven to 425F.

Using a sheet tray, combine 1 tablespoon sesame oil, sweet potatoes, shallots, 1 pinch of salt + pepper. Roast for 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are browned + cooked through. Remove from oven + set aside. Turn your oven off.

Using a large heavy duty pan (like a cast iron), heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil over medium/high heat. Add the ground beef + cook until browned + fully cooked. Add the peeled carrots + turn the heat off.

While the beef cooks, make the sauce. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, tamari, rice vinegar, fish sauce, honey or brown sugar, garlic chili paste, sesame seeds + chili flakes.

When the ground beef is finished cooking, add the sauce and combine. Turn the heat off and let sit.

To serve, combine the noodles, sweet potatoes + ground beef mixture. Garnish with cilantro + scallions.