Grilled Thai Beef-Noodle Salad

Grilled Thai Beef-Noodle Salad

A peanutty dressing turns tender flank steak and rice stick noodles into a tempting entrée.

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cup soy sauce
tablespoons packed brown sugar
tablespoons vegetable oil
tablespoons lime juice
tablespoon fish sauce
teaspoon chopped fresh gingerroot
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
lb beef flank steak
3 1/2
oz uncooked rice stick noodles
tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2
cups shredded carrots
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
cup chopped green onions (8 medium)
cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  1. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, lime juice, fish sauce, gingerroot and pepper flakes.
  2. In large nonmetal dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, place beef and 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce mixture. (Cover and refrigerate remaining soy sauce mixture for dressing). Turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate at least 20 minutes or up to 4 hours to marinate.
  3. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Place beef on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through grilling, until desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into thin strips. Cut strips into 1- to 1 1/2-inch lengths.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 6 cups water to boiling. Add rice stick noodles; cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender (do not overcook). Rinse in cold water until cool; drain. Cut noodles with kitchen scissors into 3- to 5-inch lengths.
  5. Using wire whisk, mix peanut butter into remaining soy sauce mixture to make dressing. If necessary, microwave mixture uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds to blend in peanut butter.
  6. In large bowl, place noodles, beef, carrots, bell pepper and onions. Toss with dressing until noodles are evenly coated. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Allowing the grilled beef to stand about 5 minutes allows the juices to settle and keeps the meat moist after slicing.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 1170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.