WW: Cinnamon-Beef Noodles (7 points)
Posted by: DSredTX Thu, 26 Feb 2004, at 10:33 a.m
5 cups water
1 1/2 cups rice wine or sake
3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 lbs. lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-1/2-in. cubes
8 green onions, cut into 1-in. pieces
6 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cinnamon sticks
1 (1-in.) piece peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1 (10-oz.) pkg. fresh spinach, chopped
4 cups hot cooked wide lo mein noodles or vermicelli (about 8-ozs. uncooked
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add half of
the beef, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with
remaining oil and beef.
3. Return beef to pan; add water mixture, onions, garlic, cinnamon, and ginger.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until beef is tender.
4. Discard ginger slices and cinnamon. Stir in spinach; cook 3 minutes or until
wilted. Serve over noodles.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup beef mixture and 1/2 cup noodles).
7 WW points per serving.