Broccoli-Beef Noodles Recipe
- 6 cups broccoli florets
- 1 onion
- 2 cups fat-skimmed beef broth
- 2 tablespoons Chinese black bean and garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 pound dried spaghetti or soba noodles
- 1 teaspoon salad oil
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- Soy sauce
step 1: In a covered 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, bring 2 1/2 to 3 quarts water to a boil.
step 2: Meanwhile, rinse broccoli. Trim stems and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, then cut florets lengthwise into 1-inch pieces. Peel onion and cut into thin slivers. In a small bowl, mix broth, black bean sauce, and cornstarch.
step 3: Add spaghetti to boiling water and cook, uncovered, until barely tender to bite, 6 to 9 minutes. Pour into a colander, rinse with hot water, and drain.
step 4: Return pan to high heat and pour in oil. Add beef and stir often, breaking up with spoon, until lightly browned and crumbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion and stir until it begins to brown, about 1 minute.
step 5: Add broccoli and 1/2 cup water; cover and stir occasionally until bright green, about 2 minutes. Stir broth mixture, add to pan, and stir until boiling.
step 6: Add noodles to pan; stir over medium heat until hot and coated with sauce, about 1 minute. Add soy sauce to taste. Pour into bowls.