Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Steak and Stir-Fry Noodles

As I was scrolling around on the Kraft website last week trying to find something easy and different to make I came upon the Beef and Vegetable Noodle Bowl recipe. This sounded really good to me and out of the ordinary things I usually make. I didn't know if hubs would eat it since it had pasta in it but I thought maybe I could get by with it since it was sorta like Chinese food (I guess this would go under Chinese/Asian, actually I really don't know what category food...hmm...oh well!) His picky butt surprisingly loves Chinese food! I did change it up a bit from the way they have it on their website to make it a little different and to use up some things I had on hand. It calls for some hoisin sauce but I'm not really crazy about the taste of it so I didn't put a whole lot in there. And I didn't have the Asian Sesame Dressing so I had to go get some of that, I actually have never even knew they had that dressing, and let me tell you this stuff is GOOD!

Where have you been all my life Asian Sesame Dressing???

So here is how it went down...

1 box of multi grain thin spaghetti noodles, cooked and drained
1 lb (Mine was a little over a pound) boneless beef chuck steak
1/2 c Asian Sesame Dressing (I used the light one)
2 tbs hoisin sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 bag of frozen vegetable (asparagus) stir fry mix (I buy the Great Value stir fry, it has the asparagus, broccoli, red pepper and some other vegetables in it)
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs sesame seeds
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Sriracha sauce
Soy Sauce
Chow Mien Noodles
(If your store carries the Garlic Ginger Wonton strips in the Chinese Food aisle, get them! They are good on anything and everything! Sadly my Walmart doesn't carry them here and I'm on a rampage wondering who I need to talk to about this situation...)

Cooked your noodles according to the directions. Use 1 tbs olive oil in a pan and heat up, sprinkle Kosher salt and pepper on both sides on your steak. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness (Is that a even a word?), and when its done, cut into bite size strips, set aside. Using the same pan, add 1 tbs more of olive oil (Mine didn't have any grease in it, so if you do just drain it then add your olive oil) add your frozen stir fry mix and minced garlic. Cook according to the tenderness that you like your veggies to be (Mine takes about 8 minutes or so, I like it a tad bit brown on there). After your veggies are done, add in your hoisin sauce and Asian Sesame dressing, stir until heated thru, then add in your steak pieces. After you have drained your noodles pour in your chicken broth and stir. Then add in your steak/veggie mixture and sesame seeds and stir it all up again. Lots of stirring going on here...

Put into separate bowls and garnish with your green onions and whatever else floats your boat!

I also served it alongside with some egg rolls. This was a huge hit in the ole household. Hubs, even though it had noodles, loved it so much he even heated up more that night and took it to work with him the next day! He also loved the dressing he added more on top of it, its that good folks! Riley ate it all and even Hayden who I figured wouldnt touch it had 2 helpings of it! So I guess then you could also call it kid-friendly! Who knew? Something I thought only I might like everyone loved! This one is a keeper!

Yesterday was the perfect Fall day! It had stormed the night before and so then it was cloudy, wet and only in the high 50's-low 60's here! I LOVE days like that! The leaves are starting to really change and our peak time for it is next weekend. I snapped this pic of what we have done to the front of the house so far for Halloween-not a whole lot there is alot more inside. It was just kinda cozy looking to me, or maybe thats because I had a glass of wine by then....(It was good too, the kids where acting CRAZY yesterday!) Anyways there it is!

Hope yall have a perfect Fall-ish Day!


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  1. Kirby, I love this dish! I love the fresh take on spaghetti noodles, and all of the Asian flavors. My mom taught me to make an awesome sesame soy dressing, but I usually cheat and just buy some. I'm going to have to make this soon!!

  2. I'm Asian yet I don't know what Sriracha sauce is!! LOL! But your recipe sounds yummy!

  3. This sounds like a great meal! I love Sriracha sauce, yummy!

  4. I girl after my own heart with the wine! This looks yummy

  5. Delicious dish Kirby! That dressing does sound super delicious. You've got me craving chinese now - and WINE! I find a need a glass after a crazy kid day as well. In fact, I'm off to get a glass now.

    thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

  6. The noodle bowl looks tasty! I don't like hoisin that much either - it has a weird taste. I love what you did with your yard!

  7. I agree about the wine (but I would have had two glasses, hee hee) and the meal. It all sounds yummy. And I love the front of your house, it looks so halloween-y and fallish. Lovely!

  8. is that sriracha i see on the top? this gotta be the best dish!

  9. Oh, my! This sounds absolutely fabulous! Love sriracha! :)

  10. Hi Kirby,
    Just came by to say hi! I really liked your recipe and I plan on trying it real soon.
    Thank you very much for sharing such a great dish.

  11. Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table. Feel free to link up anytime!



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