Ree Drummond’s Easy Noodle Bowl Recipe is a perfect lunch option that’s totally portable. The pioneer woman star uses a unique marinade method and the marinade doubles as a delicious dressing.
Ree Drummond’s Beef Noodle Bowl Recipe is a Perfect Portable Lunch
Drummond showed how to make his beef noodle salad bowl on an episode of The pioneer woman. As life gets busy, she relies on meal ideas that are easy to make ahead, store in the fridge, and take on the go.
“These days I’m still running around and portable food has become a way of life in our house,” she said.
Drummond noted that she had to drive into town for work, so she made a take-out bowl of beef noodle salad for lunch. “The bonus is that I will prepare three extra salad bowls and keep them in the fridge for when we need them,” she said.
The Food Network host grilled a ribeye steak sprinkled with salt and pepper. “To flavor the steak, I take a bit of an unusual approach,” she explained. “I marinate it after it’s cooked.”
Drummond’s steak marinade is an amazing combination of flavors
For the marinade, Drummond combined olive oil with what she called “pretty much all my favorite flavors in the world.” She added ponzu sauce, toasted sesame oil, hot pepper oil, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, chopped ginger and garlic and mixed everything together.
“I could make this marinade in my sleep. He is so versatile,” she explained. “You can marinate any meat, you can use it as a salad dressing. It’s so incredibly tasty.
She poured some of the marinade over the grilled steak. “Obviously when you usually marinate a steak, you marinate the raw steak for a few hours before you grill it,” Drummond said. “It’s kind of a quick alternative.”
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star assembled the bowl of noodles
Drummond poured the rest of the marinade over the cooked spaghetti, added sliced green onions and got to work assembling the noodle bowls.
The Food Network host combined oil, chopped shallot, garlic, ginger and curry powder in a skillet and cooked it until tender . In a bowl, she whisked together the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, coconut milk, hot pepper oil, salt, lime juice, and skillet ingredients.
To assemble the bowls, she placed peanut sauce in a container and sliced the steak. “You can’t imagine how tasty this meat is,” Drummond said. “It’s a little rare, but I love rare rib eye. It’s definitely my preference. Never more than medium-rare.
She placed noodles in a bowl, nestled a container of sauce in the center, and arranged the slices of beef along the edges. “Wow, talk about a delicious lunch right there,” Drummond said. She sealed the containers and refrigerated the bowl of noodles.
The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.
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