Sweet & Spicy Beef with Noodles

Why yes, I am still obsessed with How Sweet It Is‘s blog.  Admittedly, I haven’t been too keen on the last few recipes she’s posted, but thankfully there are several years worth of past recipes to go through!  Lucky me, and therefore lucky you. 😉  For Thursday’s dinner (yes, I know it’s Saturday, but I’ve been busy), I made sweet and spicy beef with noodles.  It was yummy!  This meal provided enough for my husband and I’s dinner, plus leftovers for two lunches.  I used angel hair pasta, as I could not find capellini.  Additionally, I used the full box, however the recipe only calls for half a box…which is probably why there was so much leftover, haha.  Also, I did not de-seed my chili pepper, therefore it was a bit too spicy for my husband, yet he still managed to finish his bowl.  Funny story–he doesn’t like peppers and I don’t like mushrooms, so I carefully made sure to separate them into our own bowls, as you can see in the photo below.

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Ingredients:
-1lb beef tenderloin, chopped
-1/2tbsp sea salt
-1tsp black pepper
-1tbsp olive oil
-1cu sliced mushrooms (I only cut them in half, so I could easily pick them out)
-1/2 onion, chopped (I used two kinds of onions, as I had some red onion left over, also)
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1/2 red pepper, sliced
-1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeds removed (I didn’t remove mine)
-1cu sugar snap peas (this was my first time cooking with them, I’ve *always* used snow peas in the past)
-1/2lb whole wheat pasta noodles (original recipe used capellini, however I used angel hair, and I used 1lb)
-1tbsp soy sauce (I ended up adding in 1-2tbsp more)
-2tbsp honey (I ended up adding in 1tbsp more)
-pinch of red pepper flakes

Look at all those veggies!
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Directions:
-Season beef with salt and pepper then set aside
-Bring pasta to a boil and cook according to package directions
-While cooking pasta, heat olive oil in a large saucepan (I used my wok) and add peppers and onions. Saute until soft, about 5-6mins
-Add in peas, mushrooms, and jalapeno, and cook for 3ish more mins, stir in garlic and cook for 30ish sec.
-Remove veggies from pan and set aside (also drain pasta and set aside, if done)
-Turn up heat to medium high and add beef, cook about 5-6mins
-Add honey and soy sauce, then stir in noodles and vegetables (this was when I had to add more soy sauce and honey, as it started to lose the edge, I think because I used the entire box of noodles)
-Sprinkle with a pinch of red pepper flakes and serve

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