Being tied up in traffic doesn’t mean you’ll have to tied up in the kitchen when you get home. This Grilled Teriyaki Steak and Noodle Salad is deliciously on the table in under 30 minutes.
I honestly don’t think I can complain enough about how long it takes it us to get home. I’m sure there’s probably 20+ posts with the mention of craptastic commuting. Lately, we’ve been splurging and taking the EZ-Pass routes home. Especially on days like today that would have saved us at least 30 minutes of our time by taking that route and spending the $6 it took to get on that section of the road.
What? You mean your town doesn’t have priority pay sections of highways that people can pay to take home? Well, we do. Sometimes, it’s an insane amount of money, but if it’s $6 or even $7 dollars I think it’s worth it to save 20 plus minutes to get home. When you spend 12 hours a day away from home, sometimes you’ll do anything it takes to get there faster.
And since we’re out of the house (either traveling or working) almost 12 hours of the day there’s not much time for meal prep. When you’re out of house that long every day, planning is key!! I try to have some things ready and prepped from the weekend, but then my memory gets in the way and I forget. Like Monday. I totally forgot to take the beef out of the freezer so we could have some tacos this week. Luckily, I had a sandwich meal prepped and ready to go in its place, otherwise we would have ordered in, which is really not healthy.
Since I’m trying to GET healthy by losing weight and taking care of knee, ordering in is not an option. What is an option is simple, tasty, grilled beef. Lean beef like London broil is perfect for a quick meal any night of the week. It’s like a flank steak in that you marinate it for flavor then grill on high heat sealing in the juices and flavor. Then allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Following these steps ensures that this lean cut of beef is super flavorful and tender.
Grilled London broil is perfect with any type of marinade, but one of my favorites is this teriyaki marinade. It has delicious teriyaki, soy, and sesame flavors with some garlic and ginger thrown in. Then, place that marinated beef on top of a deliciously healthy and quick rice noodle based salad, and a healthy meal is on the table in under 30! Honestly!
And just look at all those colors!! I dare you to eat this meal and forget it’s a healthy one. All those flavors, colors, textures scream decadent, but it’s truly not. The vegetables are the perfect complement to the rice noodles. The rice noodles are a blank canvas just waiting to be paired with delicious flavors. This salad mimics the flavor of the marinade with similar ingredients in the simmering sauce. Then there’s the tender, juicy, and delicious beef. You’ll quickly forget this is a healthy meal.
And with beef on the menu, you can be rest assured that your meal will be healthy and delicious. Beef packs and powerful punch in the protein department. But did you know that it’s also high in B12, selenium, and zinc. These are important for brain function, immune health, and cell damage. Yeah, I know. They’re ALL important and their all found in beef.
And speaking of beef, Beef Checkoff is sponsoring #WeekdaySupper the whole month of October!! I know! It’s SUPER exciting!! A whole month (well, 20 weekdays) full of deliciously healthy beef recipes. Trust me when I say, you’re not going to want to miss this month’s recipes. There are so many different flavors, cuisines, and cuts of beef to choose from.
So, please make sure to follow Beef Checkoff on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to see what delicious goodness they’re sharing with their followers. Also, don’t forget to follow the Healthy Meals with Beef Pinterest board to see different ways to slow your Sunday Supper down for a healthy, lean beef meal.
- For the steak:
- 1 1/2 pounds London broil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- Pinch crushed red pepper
- For the salad:
- 8 ounces rice vermicelli
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 cups fat free beef broth
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup green onions
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
- 1 cups steamed edamame
- Combine the first five ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Place the London broil in a zip top plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag and marinate 15 minutes.
- While the beef is marinating, preheat the grill to high.
- Place the noodles in a large bowl with warm water making sure that they are submerged in the water. Set aside. Combine the next four ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
- Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the ginger the garlic, stirring constantly until fragrant; about one minute.
- Add the onions, carrots, and celery. Stir fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and sauté an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the edamame and continue cooking until warm; 1 to 2 minutes.
- Strain the noodles and add to the skillet. Pour the broth mixture over the noodles mixture, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until the noodles are cooked through. Be careful not to overcook the noodles as they become mushy quickly. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Remove the London broil from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Grill the London broil 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until it’s just shy of your desired degree of doneness. Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving with the warm noodle salad.
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