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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce

Many thanks to Holy Cannoli Recipes for this delicious recipe. It was a favorite in my house and with all the picky eaters in my family that is a big accomplishment.

Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce
4 servings

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 ounces Chinese noodles, cooked (or any thin spaghetti if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles; drain and keep warm.

2. Pour sesame oil in pan and heat till hot. Saute onion and next 4 ingredients in hot sesame oil until tender.

3. Combine cornstarch and beef broth, whisking until smooth.

4. Stir broth mixture, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce into onion mixture.

5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in ground beef.

6. Toss with hot cooked pasta, and sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Recipe from Holy Cannoli Recipes.


  1. Thanks for commenting recently! :)

  2. Cut back on red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp, I added 18oz package mushrooms (already cut, I did cut them smaller to be unified with other veggies) 1-red bell pepper chopped, 1 can of water chestnuts drained, added extra fresh ginger, used oyster sauce instead of hoisin sauce, added 2 Tbls of chinese 5 spice,and 1 Tbls sriracha ( for extra heat) used stir fry rice noodles. Came out awesome Great base recipe to add your own touches to, thank you. Hubby and sons (17&22) gave it 5 stars.

  3. This was really good. I cut the red pepper down to 1/2 tsp, but it was still pretty spicy. I'll only put 1/4 tsp next time. The family really enjoyed it though. Thank you!


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