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Asparagus Beef Lo Mein

 Asparagus Beef Lo Mein
This flavorful stir-fry is easy and relatively inexpensive. It's served over ramen noodles, which is a nice change from rice we usually have. To simplify preparation, I use store-bought garlic infused olive oil instead of minced garlic and olive oil.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) beef ramen noodles
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce

Directions

  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil for 5 minutes or
  • until meat is no longer pink. Add the asparagus and garlic; stir-fry
  • for 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning
  • from one ramen noodle seasoning packet; stir until dissolved. Add
  • hoisin sauce; stir into the beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and
  • stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. (Discard remaining seasoning
  • from opened packet.)
  • In a large saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil; add ramen
  • noodles and contents of remaining seasoning packet. Cook for 3
  • minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until noodles are
  • tender. Serve with beef mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 400 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,141 mg sodium,

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Asparagus Beef Lo Mein (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.