Friday, October 26, 2012

Cooking with Casey: Beef and Noodle Stir Fry

I'm pretty proud of myself for this one, guys.
I took a recipe, didn't have/couldn't find some things listed in it, and turned it into my own thing!  When I explained that the Handsome Husband, his response was "What are you, a cook, or something?" - my husband, he's just got a way with words.
You can see the original recipe by the one and only Pioneer Woman HERE.  Below is the recipe I used, including all my changes.
Beef and Noodle Stir Fry
Serves 4
I got way too much joy out of setting up this photo.
1 1/2 lb Flank Steak
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
4 Tbsp White Wine (I used Pinot Grigio, an uuber cheap bottle)
2 Tbsp Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Chili Sauce
Canola Oil
1 Medium Sweet Onion (I prefer sweet onions, so I always use them)
2 Red Peppers
1 Tbsp Diced Jalapeno (I used a can, sister don't dice jalapenos in this house)
Anthony's Cut Fideo Pasta
Start by putting together your marinade/sauce that you will soak flank steak in by combining in a medium bowl: soy sauce, white wine, brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic powder (the original recipe calls for garlic cloves, but I am both lazy and cluless, so I simply use garlic powder and on this occasion, I probably used about a teaspoon?) and chili sauce.  Set aside.
Thinly slice flank steak.  I cut mine in half lengthwise, and then sliced, so my pieces were not too long.
Place flank steak slices in sauce and toss to coat.  Leave steak slices in sauce and set aside.
Dice onion (I prefer very small pieces, but if you like slices, that would work great too!), and slice red pepper into small rings/slices.
Heat about a tbsp of canola oil in a large skillet over high heat.  Once hot, add onions and sautee for about a minute and a half.  Remove onions and put in medium bowl.
Return skillet to flame, and allow to get hot again.  Add pepper slices/rings and cook for about two minutes - until peppers have some black and brown but are still firm.  Remove peppers and put on top of onions in medium bowl.
Return skillet to heat and add another tbsp of canola oil.  Allow to get hot again and, using tongs, add a chunk (you're welcome for the technical lingo) of the steak from the sauce.  Spread the slices of steak out in the pan and sear on each side for 20-30 seconds.  After both sides have been cooked, put on top of peppers and onions in medium bowl.  Continue until all meat has been browned.
Now would be a good time to put your water for noodles on to boil. 
Lower heat for skillet to low, and add back your bowl full of meat, peppers and onions.  Top with leftover marinade that steak was soaking in.  Let simmer while the liquid thickens.
Once water is boiling for noodles, add noodles and cook per package instructions.  (I used about 3/4 of the package, because I am a huge noodles fan, you could use less.)  Once noodles are done cooking and drained, add to stir fry mixture in skillet.  Mix to warm everything up one last time, and you're done!


Neely said...

I want to make this now

Holly said...

Yum! That looks really really good!
Dropping by from the GFC blog hop. :)

Megan said...

yum!!!! LOVE stir fry!!

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