Day Before Payday Meal with Macaroni Shirataki

Day Before Payday Meal with Macaroni Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parmesaen cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  3. Brown ground beef and drain.
  4. Add ground beef, tomatoes, salt and pepper to the onion and garlic mixture.
  5. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until flavors marry.
  6. Add Macaroni Shirataki just a few minutes before ready to serve.
  7. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.
Notes
This is a meal we had when I was young, when Mom had very little in the fridge. Like the day before payday.I just added the Shirataki.

Ground Round Curry over Spaghetti Shirataki

Ground Round Curry over Spaghetti Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1 (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • salt
  • 1 package Spaghetti Shirataki
Instructions
  1. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a deep medium-sized frying pan, saute onions and ground beef in oil until meat is browned. Skim fat.
  3. Add curry powder, garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Fry briefly, then add tomato paste, cinnamon and cilantro.
  4. Stir and add water and salt to taste.
  5. Simmer 20 minutes over medium heat to blend flavors.
  6. Serve over Spaghetti Shirataki.

 

Stir Fry Ginger Beef with Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles

Stir Fry Ginger Beef with Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chile pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1¼ to 1½ pounds top sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 3-4 green onions, cut on a diagonal, ½-inch apart, including the greens
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 hot chiles, preferably red serranos, seeded, sliced
  • 1-inch nob of ginger, peeled, cut lengthwise into matchstick shapes
  • ½ cup loosely packed, chopped cilantro
  • 1 package Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Chill the steak in the freezer for 30 minutes before you slice it, this will make it easier to cut in thin slices. Slice the steak first crosswise in ½-inch thick slices. Then cut each slice lengthwise into strips.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients; the soy sauce, vinegar, grated ginger, honey, red chile flakes, and cumin.
  4. Mix the beef in with the marinade to coat and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours, in the fridge.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the corn starch with 2 tablespoons of cold water to make a slurry.
  6. Heat the oil in a wok, or a large sauté pan, over high heat until it is nearly smoking. As the oil is heating up, pat the beef dry and separate it into small batches no larger than what can fit into the palm of your hand. Working in batches, sauté beef until just brown outside but rare inside, no more than 1 minute.
  7. Transfer beef to a bowl.
  8. When all of the beef is cooked, put the chiles and garlic into the pan and stir-fry 30-45 seconds.
  9. Add the julienned ginger and cook for 30-45 seconds more.
  10. Add the beef back to the pan. Add the cornstarch slurry. Add the scallions and mix everything together. Cook for 1 minute.
  11. Turn the heat off and mix in the cilantro.
  12. Serve at once over a bed of Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles.