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In your opinion, what makes a recipe your go-to or share worthy recipe?? For me, it is having a recipe with options. One that I can use over and over but with the main ingredient as a change up ingredient. This recipe does exactly that.

One of my most FAVORITE things to do when I am in a grocery store, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE looking at the meats. I love to see what is out, what is on sale, and what I can buy in order to cook a good meal.

When my family got better from the stomach bug, read When It Rains, It Pours, I decided to cook something out of their comfort zone. I had gone to the store for sandwich meat and decided to take a stroll down the meat aisle. While looking, I found a BEAUTIFUL pack of pre-cut beef meat labeled Stir Fry! PERFECT!!! I know exactly what I am going to cook once everyone is feeling up to par.

Beef Stir Fry and Lo Mein Noodles:

BEEF:

1-1.5 pounds beef stir fry (if your grocery store isn’t super awesome like mine, ROUSES, then you will just have to pick up a pack of eye of round steaks or gravy steaks and cut it into strips)

3 tablespoons Sesame Oil

1 Green Bellpepper (Chunk Chopped)

1 Red Bellpepper (Chunk Chopped)

1 Yellow Bellpepper (Chunk Chopped)

1 medium Onion (Chunk Chopped)

1 cup Broccoli Florets

1 cup Carrots (Circle Sliced)

2 cups Green Beans

2 cups Sugar Snap Peas

1 cup Water Chestnuts

2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Soy Sauce

 

NOODLES:

8 ounce package of spaghetti noodles

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons Green Onions

2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds

1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

4 Tablespoons soy sauce

DIRECTIONS:

BEEF:

Heat Oil in a large wok or skillet, heat sesame oil. Add beef, ground ginger, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Cook until beef is browned. Add vegetables and soy sauce. Stir vegetables around in beef. Add 1/2 cup water, put heat on medium, and cover for 15 minutes. Remove lid and check the tenderness of the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables are your desired tenderness. Sprinkle Sesame Seeds over the beef and vegetables.

CHEAT METHOD:

Instead of using fresh vegetables, you can substitute for a frozen bag of Stir Fry vegetables found in the frozen vegetables. Just add the bag of vegetables and stir in with meat until vegetables are warm.

NOODLES:

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add spaghetti noodles and green onions. Boil until noodles are tender. Drain but do not rinse. Add minced garlic, soy sauce sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Mix together well.

 

Let’s be honest, will it taste like the actual food from a Chinese Restaurant?? NOPE. But it is a great alternative that is not loaded down with MSG. The great thing about this recipe is that you can change out the beef for pork, chicken or shrimp. You can also add a meat of your choice or vegetables of your choice to the lo mein noodles. The options are wide!

 

Leave a comment…

tell me what you think, what you changed, or if you have your own recipe. I would LOVE to hear from you!! Thanks and Enjoy!!

 

 

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