Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
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.
Top Review by applee
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!!
- 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)
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.