Monday, June 9, 2014

Pepper Steak with Rice Noodles

It's time for another round of Secret Recipe Club and this month we were assigned Adventures in all things Food. Andrea actually had us a few months ago and made my mom's Blueberry Pie Bars so it's great we can blog one of her recipes in return. She's very creative and has lot of different posts making food using fresh ingredients her family grows on their farm. She also reviews new products from frozen Mexican entrees and granola bars to dog biscuits and sippy cups. After looking through many interesting and delicious looking posts I decided to try her version of Beef & Peppers over Rice Noodles. This recipe makes a lot of food, definitely enough for a family of 4 or 5 because John and I had left overs of this for lunch two days in a row.

1 lb Rice Noodles
1 1/2 lbs Beef Round Strips
1 Bunch of Green Onions - Diced
5-6 small Sweet Red & Yellow Peppers - Sliced
8 oz Brown Mushrooms - Sliced
1 Cup Lite Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Ginger - Minced
3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
1 Lime - Juiced
4 Tbsp Corn Starch
2 Tsp Thai Red Curry Paste
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
Couple of Dashes of Sesame Oil

Start by making the marinade for the meat in a large bowl by whisking together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, lime juice, Thai red curry paste and rice wine vinegar. Make a slurry with the corn starch by mixing it with a little water in a separate bowl before adding it to the marinade, this will keep it from clumping up.
Break apart the beef and add all of it to the marinade. Cover the bowl and allow the meat to marinade in the fridge for a few hours.
When it's time to start cooking get your noodles in some hot water and follow the directions on the packaging to soften them. Then prep your vegetables and put your wok or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and then saute the peppers and green onions a few minutes. Add your mushrooms, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender but still crisp. Set them aside.
Add a tiny more oil and then add the beef and brown it for a few minutes on each side.  When it is partially cooked add back in all the vegetables.
Pour the sauce into the wok and add the noodles along with a little bit of the water they soaked in. Using your tongs toss the noodles into the sauce until they are completely coated and the vegetables and beef have spread throughout them. Allow the sauce to thicken until it bubbles stirring constantly so it doesn't stick and burn.
Drizzle some sesame oil over of the wok and top it with some more green onions. Portion into bowls and serve immediately. If you have left overs and you are going to reheat this meal in the microwave, I suggest adding a little bit of water to reconstitute the sauce.

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  1. That looks SO good. I love when SRCers pick savory recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks so good, and as it just so happens, I have some round steak in the freezer and all the ingredients, well, I don't have the rice noodles yet, but they're on the shopping list. Great choice for SRC.

  3. This reminds me of a dish my mom use to make - I may need to give it a try.

  4. This looks great! I know my husband would love it. Great SRC choice!

  5. Hi Nicole,
    We just love Pepper Steak and this looks delicious. Great choice for SRC!
    Miz Helen

  6. Great choice! Yes, I have a hungry family of 5 to feed... and my farmer husband has quite an appetite. This one will be back on the meal plan schedule soon. Have a great week!

  7. Oh my gosh, that looks outstanding. Pinning it now, totally going to make that for dinner one day soon. AWESOME choice.

  8. This looks so good - I'm always looking for new recipes, pinned this! Found your link at Lou Lou Girls. :)

  9. Yummy. This looks great. It would be a great way to use leftover steak too. Anytime my husband and I have steaks I always have plenty leftover (we like em rare so reheating it won't over cook it). Usually I've been using leftover steak in beef and broccoli stir fry but thissounds like a great alternative. (seen on Lou Lou Girls)

  10. Beef, lots of veggies and noodles? Yes, and seems pretty great for a weeknight meal.

  11. Thank you so much for linking up with Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. This is a very creative dish and a great way to use up leftovers and stretch the budget. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow - co-hosting

  12. Delicious flavors. Great SRC choice.

  13. This pepper steak looks so good! I might just have to make this! Thanks! Glad I found you on What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  14. Looks like my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  15. This looks so good! Pinned! Thanks for being a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  16. This looks delicious, can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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