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Southwestern Noodle Bowl

Southwestern Noodle Bowl

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef flank steak, beef top round steak, or skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 14 1/2 - ounce cans lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces dried multigrain high protein angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups chopped red and/or yellow sweet peppers or frozen mixed vegetables
  • 6 green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup hot salsa
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh oregano (optional)
  • 1 recipe Pico de Gallo or 1 1/2 cup refrigerated fresh or bottled salsa

Directions

  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into thin bite-size strips. Sprinkle meat with cumin, salt, and black pepper. In a wok or extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 15 seconds. Add half of the meat; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly pink in center. Remove from wok. Repeat with the remaining oil and meat. Return all of the meat to the wok. Add broth; bring to boiling.
  2. Stir in pasta, sweet peppers, and green onions; return to boiling. Cook according to pasta package directions until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the 1/2 cup salsa and, if desired, the oregano; heat. Ladle mixture into serving bowls. Top with Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Makes about 1 1/2-cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Southwestern Noodle Bowl)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 58, vit. A (IU) 1648, iron (mg) 4, pro. (g) 26, calcium (mg) 60, sugar (g) 5, Potassium (mg) 585, fiber (g) 4, sodium (mg) 577, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Folate (µg) 124, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, carb. (g) 26, Niacin (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 2, chol. (mg) 53, Fat, total (g) 9, cal. (kcal) 297

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