Korean Bao Sliders

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    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


    Korean Bao Sliders

    Delicious little Korean bao sliders from Blue Apron are a delight to eat and make!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 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


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  • grace says:

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

    • Julie says:

      Definitely :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    those bao look so good Julie!

  • Maria says:

    What a great time saver!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Those sliders look good!

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