Simple Steak

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  • Steak (duh!) (this one is about 1/4 lb, I made three at once)
  • Noodles
  • Canned soup (I used store-brand cream of mushroom)
  • 1 large onion
  • Veggies (I used frozen mixed veggies)

  • Prepare the steak: wash, trim away any fat and season with salt/pepper/cayenne/etc I also like to brush with some stir fry sauce.

    Slice up the onion and place into a cold, oiled pan. Turn up to medium heat and turn over ocassionally. Once the onion has started to change color and become softer, make some room in the pan and add the steak.

    Cover, wait 5 min. Turn over, adjust heat based on the color of the meat. Cover, wait 15 min. Turn the meat over again and cover. (There should now be some liquid accumulating in the pan and the onions should be brownish and very soft/soggy.)

    While you were dealing with the meat you should have also been preparing the noodles :) Now that they are done, drain them loosely and replace pot on warm burner. Pour the can of soup into the pot and stir, the noodles should coat easily with this sauce. Cover the pot and set aside while the meat finishes.

    When the steak is nearly finished, remove the cover to condense the liquid. Once most of the water has evaporated turn off the heat and serve at your leisure.

    spicy pad thai

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    Ingredients

    1 pack Kikkoman Pad Thai seasoning mix
    2 Tbsp milk
    2 Tbsp peanut butter
    1/4 cup water
    1 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1/2 pound boneless chicken or pork, cut into thin strips
    1/4 pound fresh bean sprouts
    4 green onions, chopped
    6 ounces fine egg noodles cooked, rinsed, and drained
    2 Tbsp chopped roasted peanuts

    Dissolve mix in milk; blend in peanut butter. Gradually stir in 1/4 cup water until well mixed. Heat oil in large sklilet over high heat; add meat. Stir fry until browned. Add bean sprouts and green onions, stir fry 1 minute. Reduce heat; stir in noodles, peanuts, and seasoning mixture. Cook until noodles are heated. Makes 3 to 4 servings.

    I found this to be very tasty, but a bit on the spicy side- not as sweet as the pad thai I usually get at restaurants. If you prefer sweet over spicy, try adding some sugar.