I’m on the hunt for new recipes! Yep, I’ve run out of my tried and true ones. I told you I didn’t cook that much. So, I’ll be trying new ones and sharing with you.
I found this one on the Kraft Foods website. I used a recipe similar to this one from a Kraft Foods and Family magazine years ago and was hunting for it on their website, but found this one instead.
The G report – he claims that he doesn’t like it. He whines when he sees that I’m making it. For him, since he loves steak, I call it Steak Noodle Bowl. For a boy that claims that he doesn’t like it, he finished his whole bowl without us having to encourage him. So, I think this means he likes it but doesn’t want to admit it.
Beef Noodle Bowl
1/2 lb linguine, uncooked
2 cups broccoli florets
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 tsp oil
1 lb beef sirloin steak, cut into strips
1/4 cup Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding vegetables to the boiling water for the last 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet. Add meat; cook until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing and teriyaki sauce; cook 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
Drain pasta mixture; place in large serving bowl. Add mixture; toss to coat.
It was pretty dry when I made it the first time. So this time, I tweaked it a bit. First, I used almost 1 1/2 pounds of meat (we like leftovers for lunches). I also used 3/4 pound of linguine. To accommodate the extra meat and pasta and to make sure that the dish wasn’t too dry, I tripled the dressing and teriyaki sauce. I also added a bit of salt, pepper and garlic powder to the meat when it was cooking. I should also note that I could not find the Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing at the local stores. I did find the Light version and used it. I’m not sure if that makes a difference or not. I also took Kraft’s Special Extra suggestion and served it with dry roasted peanuts. (No peanut allergies here – whew!) I chopped the nuts and served them in a bowl at the table so everyone could determine how much they wanted. It turned out great! I was very happy with the changes. Next time, I think instead of using garlic powder, I’ll add a few cloves of minced garlic.
Enjoying my dinner and being very pleased with myself, I started watching hubby eating and I sunk back down to reality. He was doctoring his dish. I guess it’s just really hard to please his palette. I took a little bit more for seconds and asked what he did to doctor it up. He used a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes and a few dashes of teriyaki sauce. So, I tried it. Yummy! It turned a great dish into an awesome one! Now, the kids would not have liked it if I made it that way – too much heat. So, when I make it again, I don’t think I’ll add to the entire dish, but I might just add some to my plate.