Exotic Beef Recipe
This recipe is inspired by Indian and Spanish dishes. The best things about the recipe are that it is healthy, flavorful and filling. It's quite customizable, too! You can select your favorite kinds of noodles. Some recommendations are mung bean fettuccine, adzuki noodles, buckwheat noodles, or even plain pasta if nothing else is available. This recipe is designed to include beef, but you could also experiment with lamb, chicken, or sausage to take it into a different direction. Cheese is optional, but the addition of cheese could bring an extra flavor explosion! We will be using sharp cheddar today for our example!
Step 1. The Beef
We will be cooking the beef in boiling water. I like this cooking method because it cooks more evenly without burning or charring, and it requires less maintenance than frying on a pan, or cooking on the grill. The beef can take anywhere from 30-50 minutes to cook. Be sure to check on it after 30 minutes. While it cooks, we will go on with the next steps.
Step 2. Veggies and Noodles
You can experiment with different noodles and vegetables, but I've found mung bean fettuccine and broccoli work great for this recipe. You can throw in two servings of noodles (between 1 and 2 cups), and two servings of vegetables (one or two cups) into a separate pot of boiling water. After about 8-15 minutes of cooking, you can strain the water out. When you can smell the vegetables and when the noodles are completely soft, you will know they are ready. While they cook, we will execute step 3.
Step 3. Pick Your Spices
I'm aware that there are some uncommon spices in this recipe, and you may not have them all available. The recipe works fine even if you omit some, but for the full effect, you will want to add them all! To get my completely organic exotic beef and noodles spice, feel free to order it from the Ascended Market. The spices can go into a separate bowl for now. We will be mixing them into the recipe later. First, We start out with a teaspoon of our garam masala powder. This Is a traditional Indian spice made from cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black Pepper, and coriander. The next spice we add is 1/4th of a teaspoon of our Spanish paprika. It has a robust Smokey flavor. Add between 1/4 and 1/2 of a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt, and then 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper.
Now you can add a pinch of garlic and onion powder. Our final spice of the moment is Chipotle powder. This stuff is quite hot! It is made from dried and smoked jalapenos. If you want this dish to be mild, you can omit it altogether, but if you want a robust and spicy hot flavor, you can add as much as you wish! 1/4 teaspoon is enough to give it a small kick. 1 teaspoon is enough to turn your dish hot! Now you're ready for the next step.
Part 4. Mixing it up
Strain the water out of the noodles and veggies. Add about 1/3rd a cup of tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce). If you are trying to lose weight, then you can skip the cheese, but if you want to, this is where you'd add about a quarter cup of diced sharp cheddar. If the cheese doesn't melt, you can leave the stove top on a low setting while you stir in the sauce and cheese. Add the spices, and continue stirring.
Part 5. Final steps
Make sure the beef is cooked all the way through. If so, then cut it up into bite size portions, and then stir them into the mixture. For some green zest, sprinkle a little basil, oregano, and/or cilantro on top of the final product. Now we are done!
|article posted to Part Time Chef by AscendedPost on Sun 05:18pm 11/30/14