Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beef and Broccoli Orange Stir-Fry...

...Over Soba Noodles

Serves: 6 Hands-on time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

-12 oz soba noodles I used almost 9 oz
-Olive Oil Cooking Spray
-1 lb lean round steak, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness and sliced into strips I used .8 lbs
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, separeted into bite-sized pieces I used more... I didn't want to waste the rest of the head
-1/2 red bell pepper, julienne cut
- 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
-Juice of 1 medium orange
-1 tbsp orange zest
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 tsp raw organic honey
-2 tsp whole wheat flour

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. I cooked mine while I prepared the veggies et al.
2. Heat large nonstick or cast iron skillet (I used my wok) over high heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-high, mist with cooking spray and saute steak for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove steak, leaving juices in the pan.
3. Mist same pan with cooking spray again. Add onion, broccoli, and red pper and saute over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until cooked through. (I added salt and pepper to my veggies)
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, orange juice and zest, garlic and honey.
5. Add steak back to vegetables in pan and pour in soy sauce mixture. Saute steak and vegetables over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, then whisk in flour to thicken, about 2-3 minutes. Add noodles to pan and cook until warmed, about 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition per 1 cup serving (if made according to recipe):

Calories: 270
Total Fat: 2 g
Sat Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 51 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 6 g
Protein: 14 g
Sodium: 520 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg

I had to cook my steak yesterday because of an expiration date, and I marinated my steak in the sauce for about 2.5 hours just for fun.

THIS WAS SO GOOD. I really felt like it could have been served in a Chinese restaurant. I will DEFINITELY make this again and I suggest that you make it too. I LOVED it. I can't wait for leftovers tomorrow!!

DH and I did go for a 3 miler, which was really nice. After dinner, we went down to DQ (we can walk there in about 5 minutes) and got Blizzards (buy one, get one for $.25!). I am not a huge DQ fan, but DH couldn't stop talking about it. I got a Butterfinger Blizzard, because according to the site, it has the fewest calories... 470! Yikes. I ate half of it while we walked home; that's about all I wanted anyway. The rest is sitting in the freezer, probably for DH to eat later. Haha.

We're watching Bones now... the Office is in a bit... I'll work out during the break between The Office and Pwoject Wunway. Gotta burn off that Blizzard! :-) I actually feel pretty good about my eats today. Only 2 cookies today- not four like yesterday! Haha.

Make sure you check out my other blog from today! Have a great night!!!

1 comment:

  1. Recipe sounds great! And it looks great too on your pretty plates. YUM!