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Beef Stirfry with green peppers, spring onions and chopsticks

Beef Stir Fry with Noodles and Sticky Sauce

This easy Beef Stir Fry with noodles coated a delicious sticky sauce is a one pan dinner, ready in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients

For the beef:

  • 500 g Steak See note 1.
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 spice

For the vegetables:

  • 2 Green peppers Deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 3 Spring onions Trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tsp Red chilli Finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled and crushed (see note 2)
  • 4 cm Ginger Peeled and finely chopped (see note 2)

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce
  • 3 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Water

For the noodles:

  • 150 g Dried egg noodles

To cook and garnish:

  • 2 tsbp Sunflower oil See note 3.

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water according to the pack instructions.

  2. While the noodles are cooking, prepare all of your vegetables and put to one side.

    stir fry vegetables
  3. Prepare the steak by slicing into thin strips, in a bowl, mix it with the flour and Chinese 5 spice until well coated. Set aside.

    Stir fry beef steak with coating
  4. Prepare the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients in a small bowl and setting aside.

    stir fry sauce ingredients

To cook:

  1. When the noodles are nearly cooked, heat up a wok or deep frying pan with the oil in, until very hot.

  2. Add the steak strips (you may need to do this in batches so you don't overcrowd the pan). Don't shuffle them around TOO much or they won't crisp. As they get crispy and browned remove them to a side plate with some kitchen roll on.

  3. Add the pepper and chilli to your now empty pan. Cook for 2 mins. Add the garlic, ginger and the spring onion. Cook for 1 minute more. Add the sauce to the veggies in the pan. Cook until glossy, about 1 minute more.

To serve:

  1. Add the drained noodles and the browned steak to the pan and stir to coat everything in the sauce.

  2. Serve topped with more spring onion and chilli if you like it hot!

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Flank steak or sirloin steak works well for this. Just trim the fat off and cut into thin strips so it cooks quickly. They should be about the size of a little finger.

Note 2 - You can use ready prepared frozen or from a jar if you prefer.

Note 3 - The oil needs to be suitable for heating to a very hot temperature, don't use Olive Oil, it will burn!

 

A note on your pan when cooking the Stir Fry recipe:

Don't be afraid to get the pan SMOKING hot! (Obviously keep a close eye on it and keep children away.) But this heat is what will get you that delicious crispy beef.

 

Nutrition Facts
Beef Stir Fry with Noodles and Sticky Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
480
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
76
mg
25
%
Sodium
 
1479
mg
64
%
Potassium
 
548
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
43
g
14
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
395
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
54.4
mg
66
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
3.5
mg
19
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.