Thai Peanut Beef and Pea Pods Over Noodles

Serve four in less than half an hour with this time-saving stir-fry.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked thin spaghetti
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
4
green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
8
oz fresh pea pods, halved diagonally (about 3 cups)
1
red bell pepper, cut into 3x1/4x1/4-inch thin strips
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add onions, pea pods and bell pepper. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix broth, ground red pepper, salt and cornstarch. Stir into beef and vegetables. Add peanut butter. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly. Serve over cooked spaghetti; top with peanuts.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    730
    (
    Calories from Fat
    320),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    36g
    36%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    1000mg
    1000%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    60g
    60%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    70%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    35%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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