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Tuesday
Jan032012

Yakisoba Vegetable Beef Stir-Fry

My husband has been making this Yakisoba Vegetable Beef (or chicken) stir fry about once a week, for at least a year now. It is a family favorite, as well as a popular choice with the neighborhood kids when they eat over.  Derek is a great improvisational cook, and I, the recipe follower, have never known how to make it- until now.  Last night, I took pictures and asked him for specific directions so that I could make it myself and share it with you. 

This recipe serves 4-6.  Here's what you need: 

Yakisoba (Japanese) Noodles- 1 package

1 lb lean ground beef

Portobello mushrooms- halved, as much as you like

mixed vegetables- we use frozen, about 1 lb.

ketchup-1/4 cup

soy sauce- 4TBS

Sriracha sauce- 1 tsp.

Olive oil

1. Place Yakisoba noodles in a strainer and pour boiling water over them.  The noodles are already cooked, but this both soften and warm them up.

2.  Brown the beef in a large pot with a couple of TBS. olive oil and add the ketchup, soy sauce, and Sriracha while cooking.  Meanwhile, in another large saute pan or wok, stir fry the veggies with a couple TBS of olive oil- until crisp tender.   When the beef is no longer pink, add the mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are done (a couple minutes).

3.  Mix everything together in the large pot

.....and enjoy!

 

 

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Reader Comments (5)

This looks like a good meal for those "too long" days. What is sriracha sauce? Never heard of it. Anything you would suggest for a substitute?

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

http://www.amazon.com/Huy-Fong-Sriracha-Chili-Sauce/dp/B000LO40AG/ref=dp_cp_ob_gro_title_1 Michelle, Here's a link, so you can see what the bottle looks like. It's a hot chili sauce that is usually found in the Asian food section.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Yum! The best part - your husband makes it!! :-)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I"m with Sarah!! And it looks wonderful, and my Chaz would love to be able simply to say, "Are we having . . . " so that she can get some Japanese in. The noodles are too carby for me, but I'm thinking the rest of it might work all by its lonesome!!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristenD

Kristen- that's funny that you wrote that about the noodles being too "carby". Derek and I actually ate ours last night without the noodles. We only gave the noodles to the kids. It was still very good without them. It just wasn't as pretty...so I didn't put that picture up. ; )

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

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