Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Skinny Beef & Broccoli Noodles

This is one of those recipes that I wonder about when I figure out the nutritional information. What is the author's definition of skinny, because mine is a 400 or lower calorie meal, which this is not?  True I did double the portion of beef because what are you supposed to do with .75 pounds of left over steak?  And yes, we subbed fettuccine for the rice noodles, since Kroger doesn't believe in selling rice noodles (or linguine, but I digress).  But we got 5 portions (1.5 Cups).  But even using the correct amount of steak makes the dish ~550 calories (again 5 servings) and the noodle sub was negligible.  So I don't know.

So my bash is on the title.  But the dish was good. It needed more broccoli, but what dish doesn't?  The portions were a good size. I don't know if it was easy, as D made it. But I would have again, because it was good.  Just it wasn't "skinny."

Skinny Beef and Broccoli Noodles

Photo by ALB

TOTAL TIME: 0:35
PREP: 0:15
LEVEL: EASY
SERVES: 4 (we got 5, and nutrition was based on 5)
SERVING SIZE (with 5 servings) was about 1.5 Cups

From delish.com

INGREDIENTS 
1 lb. wide rice noodles or udon noodles (used fettuccine)
1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp. Sriracha hot sauce
1 tsp. honey
3 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. cornstarch
3/4 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain (used 1.5 pounds)
1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
Lime wedges, for serving

DIRECTIONS
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook noodles according to package directions until al dente. Drain.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha, honey, and 2 tablespoons sesame oil. Whisk in cornstarch and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining tablespoon sesame oil. Add steak and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Add broccoli and mushrooms and 2 tablespoons water and stir, cooking until tender, about 6 minutes more. Reduce heat to low and add cooked noodles and reserved sauce to skillet. Toss until fully coated and warmed through. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information
(from My Fitness Pal)
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 645; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g; Trans Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 21 mg; Sodium: 676 mg; Potassium: 234 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 74 g; Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Sugars: 6 g; Protein: 42 g

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