Healthy Asian Beef and Broccoli with Noodles
With the New Year, comes resolutions and most often, eating healthier is one that we all make. I think for most of us though, actually implementing it into our daily diet is the trick. Everyone thinks you have to eat chicken, but beef can actually be very healthy for you if choosing the right cuts. Over at Beef, It's What's For Dinner, there are tons of recipes using lean, healthy cuts of beef so that you can start the new year off right. There are also some great tips for choosing that lean cut so check it out. Today, I'm brining you Asian Beef & Broccoli with Noodles. This meal was SOOO easy to make and my family gobbled it up like there was no tomorrow. It felt good to see how much they liked it and to know that this was good for them.
Are you planning on eating healthier in 2010?
- 1-1/4 pounds beef top round or top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) Oriental-flavored instant ramen noodles, broken up
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 pound broccoli florets
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (optional)
Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8-inch thick strips. Combine seasoning from ramen noodles with cornstarch mixture in large bowl. Add beef; toss.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Stir-fry broccoli and carrots 1 minute. Add noodles and 1-1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove; keep warm.
Heat remaining oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Drain beef, discarding marinade. Stir-fry 1/2 of beef 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove. Repeat with remaining beef. Serve over noodles. Sprinkle with orange rind.
- Total recipe time: 30 minutes
- Makes 4 servings
- This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.
- For more healthy beef recipes, try the book, 'The Healthy Beef Cookbook'.