From My Kitchen: Lazy Beef Noodles

This dish got its name from the fact that it is super easy and fast to make. I am always so busy, ergo: I love a good, delicious, home made meal that doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s Friday, I’m off, I want to retire to my sofa and watch whatever is taped on my DVR, however I don’t want to pay for take out or delivery, I don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen, I just want a good meal. So, here’s another example of how that is entirely possible. I promise you will love this dish. It’s a little spicy, but if you leave out the chili oil in the end, it’s not spicy at all. Just delicious. I found this recipe browsing through the internet, and this one was posted on a website called “The Woks of Life”. While it’s not necessarily classic Asian, it’s definitely Asian inspired, and I absolutely love it!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of wheat noodles (even spaghetti works)
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp chili oil (optional)

Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.

Heat a wok or a large frying pan over high heat, add one tbsp of Canola oil. Add the ground beef and stir fry until almost crispy. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 3 – 4 minutes.

Stir in the spinach until it’s just about wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Add the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and the chili oil if you are using it. Add the noodles and combine. (I used slightly less than the whole pound to get more flavor on them). Serve hot!

Bon Appétit!

For more info on The Woks of Life click here

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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