Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How To - 5 Ingredient Fast One Dish Meal

Hi Friends,
Your How To Homemaker has a fast to fix meal that our family enjoys and I think yours will too.  I honestly find this recipe to be very flexible as I can exchange beef with chicken.  I can use different Ramen noodle flavors.  I can use different vegetables.  This recipe is just a framework and you can exchange ingredients to what you have on hand or what your family likes.

Asian Beef and Noodles
Serves 4

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef*

  • 2 packages (3 oz each) Oriental flavor instant Ramen noodles**

  • 2 cups frozen vegetables - Use Mixed Veges, Cauliflower and Broccoli, Carrots, whatever you have on hand

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 onion chopped
In a large skillet, begin cooking ground beef and onion.  Brown ground beef breaking it until no longer pink.  Remove beef with slotted spoon and pour off fat.  Season beef with one packet of seasoning from noodles and set aside.  Back in the skillet, combine 2 cups water, noodles, vegetables, ginger and remaining seasoning packet.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 3 minutes or until noodles are tender stirring occasionally.  Return beef and onion mixture to skillet and heat through.

*  Sometimes I will use 3 or 4 large chicken breasts cut up in small pieces in place of ground beef
**  I will substitute other flavors depending on what I have on hand

If you have already precooked your meat then your time is only about 10 minutes to make this. Otherwise it takes about only about 15 to 18 minutes to make. What I like about this is it is just one skillet, it's fast, and it tastes great.  It has protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables so all I have to do is add some fruit to the meal and get the kids to drink a glass of milk and I have a balanced meal on the table in just a few minutes with little cleanup.
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K-E Kreations said...

Sounds good.

Natasha said...

That does very easy and I like how versatile it is. Thank you for sharing this and for the tips.

Best wishes for a great weekend,

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

How simple is that!! I LOVE these kinds of recipes for rushed days :)


Broc & Cambria said...

Hi, I just stopped in from the link at 504. I can't wait to read more from your blog. So far, I'm loving what I've seen! Very useful!


ButterYum said...

Hmmmm... sounds very interesting. Thanks for teaching me this new technique.



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