Skinny Asian Steak and Noodle Bowl



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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


Ingredients

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)


Instructions

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


Shopping Tips
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