Asian Peanut Beef and Pasta

Asian Peanut Beef and Pasta
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Top Round Steak is an affordable, leaner cut of beef derived from the rump area of a beef animal. Try using this cut with marinades and in fast/high-heat or low-heat/slow cooking recipes. Be sure to slice meat thinly, against the grain of muscle fibers for the best eating experience.

Beef and pasta in a bowl
Yield: 8 servings
  • 8 ounces of uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound beef Top Round Steak, trimmed and cut into ⅛-inch thick strips
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar (apple cider, rice, or rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup cucumber, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup green onions, gently rubbed under cold running water, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup peanuts, crushed


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef in small batches and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until the meat is browned and reaches an internal temperature of 145 °F on a food thermometer. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, peanut butter, and red pepper, if desired. Cook while stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until thick and bubbly.
  5. Add cooked noodles, beef, and cucumbers and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  6. Serve sprinkled with green onions and crushed peanuts.
  7. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1½ cups):
  • Calories 350
  • Total Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Total Sugars 4g, includes 2g Added Sugars
  • Protein 26g
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 15%
  • Potassium 4%
Nutrition Software Used: 
ESHA Food Processor