Peppers & BEef

ABOUT THE DISH

Listen, being a humble bounty hunter ain’t easy. & nothing’s worse than having to carry out a job on an empty stomach. I get it, you don’t have time to cook some fancy soufflé. You’re out there saving the universe like, well, it’s your job. But even Jet Black could throw a meal this easy together with whatever remnants he has left in the fridge. This dish is the perfect hodgepodge of fantastic, just like our favorite gang of cowboys. So apron up, get in there, & get cooking!

***As seen in Season 1, Episode 1 of Cowboy Beebop***

30-40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pack Ramen noodles, flavor is unimportant (we’ll make our own)

  • 2 bell peppers, any color

  • 1 red onion

  • ½ cup shiitake mushrooms

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • ½ lb sirloin (or cheap cut for those on a bounty budget)

  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chili paste

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

  • 1 tablespoon Mirin

  • Splash of Sake, (optional... unless you’re a bounty hunter)

  • 2 chopped scallions

  • Pinch of sesame seeds

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Let's COOK!

  1. Boil water & throw Ramen noodles in for 2-2 ½ minutes or until slightly translucent.

  2. Take noodles out of the water & add a bit of neutral oil to them so they don’t stick. Set aside.

  3. Using knife skills only a space cowboy could possess, chop bell peppers, red onion, shiitake mushrooms into strips & slice garlic.

  4. Cut sirloin into thin strips.

  5. Mix ½ cup soy sauce, chili paste, sugar, & beef broth to make your sauce.

  6. Heat a wok (or pan because you're not trying to spend your bounty on new gadgets) on high heat until hot.

  7. Add oil to wok & heat until it starts to shimmer (this looks like little ripples) from heat.

  8. Throw sirloin into wok & toss it around to give it some color. Cook only about a minute since they’re thin strips.

  9. Take sirloin out and set aside (even if it's still pink).

  10. Add a bit more oil and coat pan to get all the burnt bits of that sirloin. We're not letting any goodness go to waste!

  11. Throw peppers, red onion, mushrooms, & garlic into wok & toss around until soft.

  12. Add in sauce & let it come to a boil.

  13. Add corn starch & remaining tablespoon of soy sauce & stir.

  14. Toss the meat back in followed by the noodles.

  15. Add Mirin & splash of Sake. Stir.

You did it! After a long day of catching the bad guys, it's time to treat yourself. Plate this by starting with noodles at the bottom, then meats and veggies, then top with chopped scallions and sesame seeds, if ya nasty. Dig in!

Serves 1-2 very hungry bounty hungers!

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CHEF MARY LOU SAYS:

The best part about this dish is you can use any vegetables & meat you have on hand, no need to get fancy. So scavenge up what you have & get cooking!

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