31 Days of Frugal Meals // Day 24 Spicy Chinese Noodles

October 24, 2012

Today's recipe came about when we were first married and Jeremy started doing P90X. He was seriously sticking to the diet and I couldn't stand the canned tuna smell, one day I broke out the recipe book and found the pasta love of my P90X dieting life. It took some serious playing around to perfect the recipe, they only gave the individual portion size in the book. I usually make my Stir Fry Cabbage when I make this, but today I didn't. I just grilled up some stir fry round steak and tossed it in the carb heavy protein dense pasta dish. 

The first time I saw this recipe I wasn't sure about the peanut butter, but trust me it is good. 

Spicy Chinese Noodles with Asian Beef 

What you need:
14oz box of whole wheat linguini (I couldn't find linguini this time)
9 tbls of chunky peanut butter
9 tbls of low sodium soy sauce
9 tbls of rice vinegar
6 tbls honey
dash cayenne red pepper
green onions finely chopped

What to do:
Boil pasta according to box directions. Heat sauce in pan and whisk together till combined. Mix with pasta. Mix in beef or any veggies you choose. 

Asian Beef
-optional if you don't want it to be vegetarian
1 lb of round steak (or whatever you prefer, this is just cheap)
soy sauce to taste
rice vinegar to taste
garlic powder
onion powder
green onions chopped

Combine ingredients in a zip lock bag and let marinade for at least one hour. While preparing the pasta, grill the meat and slice. Then toss with pasta.