Soba Noodles with Spicy Ground Beef Sauce


Soba Noodles with Spicy Ground Beef Sauce

Last night’s dinner was another – Oh no!  I need to find something quick meal.  What I thought was Italian sausage was really ground beef.  A quick look through Pinterest, because that is what we all do when we need something quick, and I found Szechuan Noodles with Spicy Beef Sauce from Food.com.

I did not have all the ingredients it called for but used this as a basis for our dinner.

Verdict:

We LOVED it!  Now as a disclaimer, when I read the reviews of this dish many complained of the strong Hoisin Sauce flavor.  We love Hoisin Sauce and I actually added more than the original recipe called for.  This has very strong flavors of Hoisin, garlic and ginger.

I used Soba Noodles for the first time and they were AMAZING!  My family loved how light and fluffy they were and for my gluten-free son I just substituted his spaghetti for the Soba Noodles.

I served with with a side of steamed broccoli.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 12 oz soba noodles

Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef and onions in a large skillet over medium heat.  Drain fat from meat.
  2. Pour sesame oil into pan with meat and onion mix, garlic, ginger and red pepper.  Stir for 1-2 minutes to soften and become fragrant.
  3. Stir beef broth and corn starch in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Boil Soba Noodles according to directions.
  5. Add beef broth and cornstarch mix to skillet with hoisin sauce and soy sauce.  Stir and simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. Serve beef mixture over noodles.

 

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