The ultimate comfort food! Make it more or less spicy by adjusting the amount of chili paste with garlic. Serves 6.
1 lb rotini or other twisty pasta
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced, or 3-4 scallions, sliced
1 8-oz can mushroom stems and pieces
6 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
4 Tbsp oyster-flavored sauce
2 Tbsp chili paste with garlic, or less (to taste)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Heat a wok over medium-high heat, and add ground beef. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beef is broken up, thoroughly browned, and has given off its fat. Add onion and mushrooms, and continue to stir fry until onion is translucent. Add sauces and chili paste, and stir to combine. Add pasta to the wok, and toss until almost all of the liquid in the sauce has been absorbed and the pasta is coated completely with the sauce, 1-2 minutes. Add pasta water if needed, one tablespoon at a time. Serve hot.