Thai Peanut Beef and Pea Pods Over Noodles

Thai Peanut Beef and Pea Pods Over Noodles

Serve four in less than half an hour with this time-saving stir-fry.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

8
oz uncooked thin spaghetti
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
4
green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
8
oz fresh pea pods, halved diagonally (about 3 cups)
1
red bell pepper, cut into 3x1/4x1/4-inch thin strips
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
  1. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add onions, pea pods and bell pepper. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. In small bowl, mix broth, ground red pepper, salt and cornstarch. Stir into beef and vegetables. Add peanut butter. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly. Serve over cooked spaghetti; top with peanuts.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
If fresh pea pods aren’t available, you can use a package of frozen pea pods. Just place in a colander and run under warm water to quickly thaw them.
Tip
Most purchased peanut sauces are very spicy so we have added a little ground red pepper for a mild heat level in this homemade sauce. If your family likes very hot spicy food, add a little extra red pepper, or a few crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 730
    • (Calories from Fat 320),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 60g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 42g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.