Thursday, August 20, 2009

Asian Beef & Noodle Bowl

The kids enjoyed this dinner. It was super quick. I recommend you have everything ready before you even start boiling the water. I added some fresh Italian garlic bread to complete this one dish meal.

4 c water
2 - 3 oz packages Ramen Noodles (any flavor)
2 tsp chili oil or 2 tsp cooking oil plus 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
12 oz beef flank steak or top round steak, cut into thin bite-size strips
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c beef broth
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 c baby spinach leaves
1 c shredded carrots
1/4 c snipped cilantro (I did not use the cilantro as I am not a big fan of it)

In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling. If desired, break up noodles. Drop noodles into boiling water (discard the flavor packets or save for another use). Return to boiling. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm. Drain noodles. Set aside.
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef, ginger & garlic. Cook & stir for 2-3 minutes until beef is desired doneness. Stir in beef broth & soy sauce. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat.
Add spinach, carrots & cooked noodles to skillet. Stir to combine. Heat through. Stir in cilantro, if using, just before serving.

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