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 5 Blue WW Freestyle Points and 6 Green. 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 or use it for another dish)


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.


WW Freestyle Points
5-Blue
WW SmartPoints
6-Green 
WW 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 Freestyle Points
204 calories, 3g sat. fat, 2g sugar, 18g protein

Comments

  1. Have you tried the ginger in the squeeze tube that’s in the produce section? If you have, how does that compare to the stuff in the jar? I always buy the tube, so I’m curious if I should switch.
    Thanks!

  2. Hey Nat, I’ve never tried the ginger in the squeeze tube so I don’t know. I do love ginger in a jar! You can try the tube and add a little. Then taste it. You can always add more, if desired.
    All the best,
    Nancy

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