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Beef Pad Thai

  • 20 m
  • 20 m
Katie Webster
“We've bulked up the serving size of beef pad thai by adding in lots of healthy veggies like matchstick carrots, snap peas and scallions. Look for whole-grain brown-rice pad thai noodles to add an additional 3 grams fiber to each serving.”

Ingredients

    • 8 ounces pad thai rice noodles, preferably brown rice noodles
    • 2 teaspoons canola oil
    • ¾ pound lean ground beef
    • 2 cups stringless snap peas
    • 2 cups matchstick carrots
    • ½ cup chopped scallions
    • ½ cup pad thai sauce
    • Chopped peanuts and lime wedges for serving

Directions

  • 1 Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles in boiling water according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid and drain the noodles.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add snap peas, carrots and scallions, and cook, stirring often, until the peas are bright green, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3 Add sauce, the noodles and about half of the reserved cooking liquid; stir with tongs to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, adding more of the reserved cooking liquid to moisten if necessary and stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Serve hot with chopped peanuts and lime wedges.
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