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Spy Thai Beef
 
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Spy Thai Beef
Asian inspired, savory Ground Beef mixture that pairs perfectly with the crunch of fresh veggies.

Click here for the PDF recipe formatted for USDA National School Lunch Program requirements.
Yield: 50 servings (For 100 servings, double the ingredient quantities)
INGREDIENTSQUANTITYDIRECTIONS
  
Brown ground beef, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally until internal temperature reaches160°F*. Remove drippings. *
Ground Beef (80% lean)8-1/2 pounds
  
Meanwhile, combine water, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

Stir peanut butter mixture into ground beef mixture. Continue until heated through, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed for desired consistency.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds.

CCP:
Hold hot for service at 135°F for up to 2 hours.
Water, plus additional as needed1 pint
Reduced-fat creamy peanut butter or sunflower butter1-1/2 cups
Bottled lime juice3/4 cup
Reduced-sodium soy sauce1 cup
Garlic powder2 tablespoons
Ground ginger2 tablespoons
Crushed red pepper1 teaspoon
For Service: 
Portion 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture in serving suggestion and garnish with toppings, as desired. *
Serving Suggestionssee below
Toppings (optional): Shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, red bell pepper strips, sliced green onion, sliced cucumber, sliced green onion, sliced fresh peapods, chopped fresh cilantro or basil leaves, chow mein noodlesAs needed

*  Cook's Tip
Cooking instructions are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

*  Serving Suggestions
Spy Thai Beefcan be served on baked wonton or whole grain tortilla chips. Plate 6 to 8 wonton wrappers per serving. Top with 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

Spy Thai Beef can be served over whole grain spaghetti. Plate 1/2 cup (#8 scoop) spaghetti. Top with 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture per serving. Garnish with toppings, as desired. 

Spy Thai Beef can be served in Romaine lettuce leaves. Divide 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture between 2 small lettuce leaves per serving. Garnish with toppings, as desired.


Nutrition information per serving (1/3 cup beef mixture, reduced-fat peanut butter, 1/2 cup whole grain spaghetti, 1/8 cup shredded carrots): 302 calories; 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat); 51 mg cholesterol; 296 mg sodium; 13 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 22 g protein; 3 mg iron; 2708 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein; and a good source of fiber and iron.

Nutrition information per serving (1/3 cup beef mixture, sunflower butter, 1/2 cup whole grain spaghetti, 1/8 cup shredded carrots): 301 calories; 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat); 51 mg cholesterol; 276 mg sodium; 23 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 21 g protein; 3 mg iron; 2712 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein; and a good source of fiber and iron.

Nutrition information per serving (1/3 cup beef mixture, reduced-fat peanut butter, 6 wonton chips, 1/8 cup shredded carrots): 275 calories; 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat); 53 mg cholesterol; 411 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 20 g protein; 3 mg iron; 2709 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 33 mg calcium.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein; and a good source of iron.
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