Thai Beef and Noodle Toss
|1 large||thin-cut beef steak meat|
|2 Tbsp||canned, minced jalapeno or green chilis|
|2 clove||garlic, minced|
|2 Tbsp||sesame oil|
|1 pkg||beef flavor (or other) instant ramen noodles|
|1 c||bias cut carrots|
|1/2 c||chopped green onions|
|1/2 c||a1 thick & hearty steak sauce|
|1/4 c||dry roasted unsalted peanuts|
|2 Tbsp||chopped parsley or cilantro|
Several years ago my son found this recipe in the grocery store, and asked me to make it. It was out of my comfort zone (at the time) but how could I say no?! We loved it! It was new, but it wasn't hard to make, and it's positively bursting with flavor. Even if it's "not your thing", don't be afraid to give it a try -- unless you don't like applause ;)
There's no reason you couldn't make this meatless by using tofu instead of beef, and a different flavor noodles.
You could use leftover steak (who has leftover steak?!) in this recipe by simply cooking the jalapeno and garlic with the carrot and green onion, then tossing your beef in for the last few minutes, just enough for it to warm through.