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Kimchi Beef Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free

Kimchi Beef + Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Noodle cravings are satisfied and gut health boosted with this kimchi beef sweet potato noodle bowl. Ginger, kimchi, grass-fed beef, sweet potato noodles (I call them spoodles!) create a tangy bowl of healthy comfort. With so much goodness in one bowl, it’s not hard to see why I think spiralized noodle bowls make my paleo life possible. The protein in this noodle bowl can be swapped out for ground turkey, chicken or pork and zucchini noodles would do the trick if you don’t have sweet potato noodles.

Need help finding a paleo-friendly, gut-friendly kimchi? Read on for my tips on figuring out the good bacteria filled ones from the not-so-great versions.

What is kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish. The deeper I dive into the world of kimchi the more I realise how many different styles of kimchi there are. The basic components of traditional Korean kimchi are salted and fermented cabbage, radish, scallion, Korean red pepper flakes (gochugaru) and garlic. The variations on kimchi are endless – an awesome local Toronto company, Mighty Fine Brine, even makes a small batch ramp kimchi when wild leeks are available that is just about the tastiest kimchi I’ve had my hands on.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING KIMCHI?

Kimchi can include soy, wheat and added sugar so be sure to check the ingredient list to avoid potential allergens or non-paleo ingredients. In this recipe, any kimchi will be fine but I like kimchi that is naturally fermented to benefit from all those helpful bacteria.

You can find naturally fermented, unpasteurized kimchi in the refrigerator section – I like the Wildbrine Kimchi,  Pyramid Ferments Kimchi, and Green Table Organic Kimchi. The telltale sign that a product isn’t naturally fermented is the presence of vinegar as an ingredient.

Vinegar = Pickled.
Water + Salt + Time = Naturally Fermented. 

You can make your own quick version of kimchi using the Serious Eats Quick Kimchi Recipe

MORE QUICK VEGETABLE NOODLE BOWLS
Aglio Olio Zucchini Noodles
Pancetta + Spring Vegetable Pasta (Zucchini Noodles) 
Spicy Broccolini + Zucchini Pasta
Roasted Squash + Cashew Cream Zoodles

Show me your spiralized noodle bowl creations by sharing your photos on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @frompastatopaleo or #frompastatopaleo

Sweet Potato Noodles + Kimchi Beef Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free

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Kimchi Beef Noodle Bowl
Kimchi Beef Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Kimchi Beef Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free
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  1. In a large saute pan, heat avocado oil on medium heat.
  2. Add onion and kosher salt to oil. Cook for 2 minutes before adding garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 3 more minutes until onion is translucent.
  3. Add ground beef to pan. Stir and break up meat into small pieces as it cooks, about 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Add spiralized sweet potato noodles, rice wine vinegar, juice of 1 lime to the pan. Using tongs, combine the sweet potato noodles with the beef. Cook for 8 minutes, or until sweet potato noodles soften.
  5. Top with cilantro, green onions and check seasoning. Depending on kimchi used, additional salt or red pepper flakes may be necessary.
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