Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 pound Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef or 96% Lean Ground Round
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 cup low-salt, fat-free beef broth
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
8 ounces vermicelli, cooked
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Chopped peanuts (optional)
1. Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until beef is browned.
2. Add red pepper and next 7 ingredients and sauté 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Toss beef mixture with hot pasta, green onions, sesame seeds and chopped peanuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
Cooking Tip: Texture is the key when purchasing fresh ginger. It should be absolutely solid -- not mushy or soft. The skin should be smooth; wrinkled skin is a sign of old ginger.
Cooking Tip: Raw green onions have, in a small number of instances, been connected to food-borne illness. The only reliable way to eliminate this risk is to cook green onions thoroughly. Saute in a skillet for 2 mintues.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 343 (35% from fat); FAT 13.5g (sat 3.4g); PROTEIN 23.0g; CARB 34.4g; FIBER 2.8g; CHOL 40mg; IRON 4.6mg; SODIUM 378mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 high fat meat
Using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Round
(Low Fat Recipe) CALORIES 330 (28% from fat); FAT 10.5g (sat 2.7g); PROTEIN 25.0g; CARB 34.4g; FIBER 2.8g; CHOL 40mg; IRON 3.4mg; SODIUM 388mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 medium fat meat