Because they are convenient and "healthy," I used to eat a lot of Lean Cuisine and South Beach Diet frozen meals. Eventually, I found a few that didn't taste too bad . . . but the meat in those meals was always pretty scary. This recipe reminds me of one of the better frozen dinners - but the difference in this recipe is that the meat is the best part of the dish, not the worst. It's also very quick to prepare - not quite as quick as microwaving a frozen dinner, but considering the results, the few extra minutes and dishes are well worth it!
Thai Beef & Broccoli Noodle Bowl
1 pound beef sirloin steak
1/4 cup Tamari (soy sauce)
1 jumbo clove garlic, minced (or two regular garlic cloves)
2 tsp. grapeseed oil, divided use
1 lb. frozen stir-fry vegetables
2 cups cooked rice noodles
1/2 cup peanut sauce
- Cut steak in half (lengthwise), then slice into 1/4-inch thick strips. Combine soy sauce and garlic in a meduim bowl; add beef and toss to coat.
- Heat 1 tsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add half the beef; cook 1-2 minutes or until outside surface is no longer pink. Remove from skillet to a clean plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
- In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add frozen vegetables; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Add beef, noodles, and peanut sauce; cook until all ingredients are coated with sauce and heated through. (Adapted from The Healthy Beef Cookbook)