Sukiyaki beef with noodles

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 450-g pkg spaghettini pasta
  • 250 g sirloin or rib steak , at least 1-in. thick
  • 6 green onions
  • 4 cups thickly sliced napa cabbage , about 1/2 head, or bok choy
  • 250 g baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 125 g sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce , optional
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until barely tender, about 6 minutes. (It will be cooked more later.) Meanwhile, slice steak into very thin strips. Slice onions into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces. Slice cabbage. Wash spinach, then set aside.
  • Drain cooked pasta and return to cooking pot. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Sprinkle sugar into pan. As soon as sugar turns golden, about 2 minutes, add steak. Stir-fry until browned, from 1 to 2 minutes. Add steak to pasta. Add mushrooms to frying pan and stir constantly until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and pan juices to pasta. Set pasta pan over medium-low heat. Stir in soy, sherry and chili-garlic sauce, if using. Then add onions, cabbage and spinach. Stir until cabbage is hot, about 1 minute. Taste and squeeze lime overtop, if needed.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 485,
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g,

A little meat goes a long way in this Japanese-inspired noodle dish.