Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Stir Fry Spaghetti

Today's recipe is something I threw together after searching Pinterest for meal ideas featuring ground beef.  I couldn't find anything that sounded good, but I did see a recipe for an Asian style beef and noodle dish (even though it didn't use ground beef).  After looking over the recipe, I decided I could easily change it to fit our tastes (and what we had on hand) ... And "Stir Fry Spaghetti" was born.

It may not look like much, but this meal is packed with flavor.

I decided to call this meal "Stir Fry Spaghetti" because it's not a traditional stir fry, lo mein, or spaghetti.  It combines elements of all three types of dishes (along with flavors similar to those found in this Spicy Thai Beef Rice Bowl), to make a delicious, slightly spicy meal.

This is a great all-in-one meal, and, as an added bonus, it's super quick and easy to prepare.  If you're looking for a great dinner for a busy weeknight, give this a try!

It's really hard for me to plate long noodles, but at least the colors make it look a little nicer.

Stir Fry Spaghetti

Adapted from a recipe on KitchMe.

Ingredient List:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 16 oz. box linguine noodles
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 12 oz. package frozen sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic paste


1.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2.  Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up as it cooks.

3.  While the meat is cooking, add the linguine to the boiling water.  Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente and drain.

4.  Stir the garlic salt, curry powder, black pepper, Sriracha, and chili garlic paste into the meat.

5.  Add the sliced white onion, sliced red bell pepper, and sugar snap peas.  Cook with the meat until just tender.

6.  Mix in the drained linguine and soy sauce, stirring several times to combine everything thoroughly.

7.  Allow everything to cook together for about 2-3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Since this dish includes meat, vegetables, and starch, I didn't make any sides to go along with it.  It doesn't really need anything else, but you could always serve it with a side of steamed broccoli (or another steamed vegetable if broccoli isn't your thing) if you think you'll need something else for a more filling dinner.

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