Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron


Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

Blue Apron
has been our lifeline for the past year and half. When I was writing the cookbook, I would be so burned out that I did not want to go to the grocery store for the billionth time nor did I feel like thinking about what to make for dinner after testing recipes all day.

I first heard about Blue Apron through tv commercials and friends talking about this meal delivery service. All of our Blue Apron boxes (13 to be exact) have been ones we’ve paid for ourselves so when Blue Apron came to me to ask if I’d talk about our experience with Blue Apron, I was 100% on board because of our positive experience. We haven’t tried any other meal delivery service because we’ve compared the menus and we think that Blue Apron meals are definitely suit our palette more than the other ones.

When we started getting Blue Apron boxes, we didn’t have little Winston yet! He was so super curious when this box arrived at our door so we decided that he could help take out all the ingredients :)

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

Blue Apron boxes come with these nicely printed recipe cards. I was pretty impressed with the card stock (omg I’m such a nerd). They aren’t flimsy at all. They’re thick and printed glossy. I know it’s not waterproof but it totally seems water repellent and I know when I’ve splashed sauce on it, it was always easy to wipe off. These recipe cards are definitely nice to keep a folder of favorite Blue Apron meals but they also share them online!

We get the meals for two so it’s three meals a week. The recipe cards also come with a “from the farm” card which showcases a “feature” ingredient. For our week, it was a pink lemon!

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

I love that all the ingredients come in these nicely sealed and labeled plastic bags. They’re all recyclable, too!

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron


Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

On the first night, we chose to make the Korean Bao Sliders (recipe below).

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron


Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

Winston loves helping out in the kitchen :)

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

They were SO good. Bao’s are the ‘in’ thing right now and I love that Blue Apron really does cater to the food trends. We’ve had some really tasty recipes such as ramen, lamb meatball stew, pretzel burger, and a delicious vegetarian pot pie.

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

Winston really wanted a bite of the bao but sadly, he is not allowed human food!

Korean Bao Sliders from Blue Apron

Okay, so now here’s the bonus for you guys! Blue Apron is offering YOU 2 Meals Free on Your First Blue Apron Order!! If you click that link right there, it’ll take you to the Blue Apron homepage. Click the orange “Redeem Offer” button (in the top dark blue bar) and that’s it! The promo is auto-applied during the checkout process. There is no coupon or promo code required when you click that link above!

I hope you enjoy this service as much as we have. It really has saved us a ton of time when we know a busy week is coming up. We love being able to still have a healthy and delicious meal at home even if we can’t make it to the grocery store one week.

Korean Bao Sliders
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious little Korean bao sliders from Blue Apron are a delight to eat and make!

Servings: 2
  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • 6 Chinese steam buns
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 persian cucumber
  • 1/2 pound sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons gochujang
  • 1 1- inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Blue Apron. I was compensated for my time, however, we have used Blue Apron numerous times in the past out of our own pocket so our opinions are 100% our own. Thank you for supporting brands we love so we can continue to share with you unique finds!


Posted on May 04, 2016

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  1. 05/04/2016 at 9:53 am

    they say cats are curious, but if my pup and yours are any indication, dogs are just as nosy! :)

    • Julie
      05/04/2016 at 10:37 am

      Definitely :)

  2. 05/04/2016 at 10:05 am

    those bao look so good Julie!

  3. 05/04/2016 at 10:26 am

    What a great time saver!

  4. 05/04/2016 at 12:33 pm

    I love how curious Winston is! He’s so sweet.

  5. 05/05/2016 at 9:28 am

    Those sliders look good!

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