I’m in LOVE with this main course noodle bowl and I’m excited to have you try it! I adore Asian noodle bowls. The key to a good tasting one is in the broth. The other goodies are just a bonus. I’m happy to say this broth really delivers. It’s rich and flavorful and loaded with steak, ramen noodles and oodles of veggies. Each bowl has 240 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. This soup meal makes such a satisfying lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery, sliced into small pieces
1 cup carrots, diced
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
16 ounces lean top sirloin steak or your favorite lean steak, cut into very small pieces, see shopping tips
1½ tablespoons ginger (from a jar), see shopping tips
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 cups Swanson’s reduced-sodium beef broth or your favorite
¼ cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 cup frozen corn, not thawed
2 teaspoons sugar
1 (10 oz) package broccoli slaw or shredded cabbage
2 (3 oz) packages of Top Ramen noodles (throw away the seasoning packet)
1. Add the onions, red peppers, celery and carrots to a microwave safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 4 minutes to soften.
2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan or pot. Add the steak, Cook for 2 minutes. Turn over and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir often. Remove cooked steak to a plate.
3. Keep the steak drippings in the large pan and heat 1 more teaspoon olive oil. Add cooked vegetables, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook stirring often, for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, corn and sugar. Bring to a boil. Stir in broccoli slaw or cabbage and ramen noodles. Bring back to a boil and turn down to simmer. Continue to cook and stir often, separating the noodles as they cook with a fork. Cook for 3-4 minutes until ramen noodles are soft. Stir in cooked steak.
4. To serve: remove the ramen noodles with a fork and divide among each serving. Pour broth with vegetables and steak among 8 servings. Serve with a spoon and chopsticks, if desired. The extra servings freeze great.
Makes 8 servings. Each serving 1⅔ cups
I love the lean top sirloin at Trader Joe’s. Most supermarkets sell it too.
Ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section next to garlic, in a jar.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1⅔ cups)
240 cal, 7g fat, 3g sat. fat, 25mg chol, 21g prot, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 969mg sodium, 5g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
230 calories, 3g sat. fat, 3g sugar, 19g protein