Southwestern Noodle Bowl

This delicious noodle bowl is a fantastic combination of pasta, peppers, and steak.

Southwestern Noodle Bowl
Photo: Andy Lyons
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ pound beef flank steak or beef top round steak, cut into bite-size strips

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 14 ounce can lower-sodium beef broth

  • 1 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 8 ounce dried multigrain high protein angel hair pasta

  • 2 medium red or yellow sweet peppers, chopped (2 cups)

  • 6 green onions, trimmed, cut in 1-inch bias slices

  • ½ cup salsa

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh oregano

  • 1 recipe Pico de Gallo or 1 1/2 cups refrigerated fresh or bottled salsa

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 ¼ cup chopped fresh tomatoes

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Season meat with cumin, salt, and pepper; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet or wok over medium-high heat; add garlic, stir-fry 15 seconds. Add half the beef at a time; stir-frying for 2 to 3 minutes or until done, and setting aside. Return beef to skillet; add broth; bring to boiling.

  2. Add pasta, sweet peppers, and green onions to skillet. Cook, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes, until pasta is tender. Stir in the 1/2 cup salsa and oregano; heat through. Ladle into bowls. Top with salsa. Makes 8 servings.

Pico de Gallo

  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Makes about 1 1/2-cups.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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