Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Since the beef broth, black bean sauce and soy sauce have a high salt content, I advise not to add in any salt to this recipe. Asian soba noodles can be substituted for the spaghetti if desired. Feel free to add in other veggies too.
- 7 cups fresh broccoli florets (uncooked and cut into small florets)
- 1 (10 ounce) can mushrooms (drained, or save the juice)
- 1⁄2 cup water (or use the water from the canned mushrooms to make 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups beef broth (low sodium if possible)
- 3 tablespoons chinese black bean garlic sauce (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 lb uncooked spaghetti
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 lb extra lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes (or to taste)
- black pepper
- salt (optional)
- soy sauce (optional)
- Cook spaghetti in a 5-6-quart nonstick pot or pan in boiling water until barely tender (about 6-8 minutes) drain and set aside.
- In a bowl mix the beef broth with black bean sauce and cornstarch; set aside.
- Heat oil in the same pot that was used to boil the spaghetti.
- Add in ground beef with minced garlic, dried chili flakes and onion slices; cook until beef is browned, season with black pepper to taste.
- Add in the uncooked broccoli florets with drained mushrooms and 1/2 cup water to the beef mixture; cover and cook stirring occasionally until the broccoli is a bright green colour (about 3 minutes, might ntake longer depending on the size of the florets).
- Add in beef broth mixture and bring to a boil; cook for 2-4 minutes.
- Add in the cooked spaghetti, stir over medium heat until heated through and well coated with the sauce (about 1-2 minutes).
- Add in soy sauce to taste if desired.
This is a good dinner to make when you need to make one fast - and just need to pick a few of the ingredients up at the grocery store. I added fresh pea pods, green onions (scallions), used fresh mushrooms, and cilantro. I also used the optional soy sauce and salt. I would recommend keeping the cooking part when you add the broccoli to a minimum b/c the broccoli cooked up fast and tends to get kind of soft. I also used 1.5 lbs of extra lean ground beef and felt that this was a good amount. Used Whole Wheat noodles instead of regular and these turned out great! I think next time I might use linguini, or the Soba noodle. Makes good leftovers too!!