Hoisin Beef Noodle Stir-fry. Sweet, savoury chewy thick noodles with tender hoisin flavoured beef, gai-lan, and red bell peppers. A delicious meal for dinner or lunch ready in 30 minutes!
This hoisin beef noodle stir fry is truly scrumptious and it hits the spot every time with the sweet and savory flavors! The beef is velveted in a way to make the beef soft and tender! If you're not a fan of beef, feel free to substitute for chicken or pork. Then when you pair the beef with that crunchy leafy gai-lan and red bell peppers with the chewy noodles it is a dance party in your mouth!
These 30-minute noodles serve well as a main dish for dinner or lunch. Making it great for a busy weeknight meal for the whole family to enjoy. This isn't a common Chinese dish you would find at a Chinese restaurant and one that I developed years ago thanks to my obsession with hoisin and beef.
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- Thick egg noodles: or sub with udon noodles or Miki noodles
- Flank Steak: or substitute with sirloin tip steak, tri-tip steak, hanger steak, top round steak. Flank steak is the best cut of beef for this type of dish.
- Red bell pepper
- Green onion
- Gai lan
- Neutral oil: like avocado oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil or canola oil. Avoid olive oil or any heavy scented oils.
- Hoisin sauce: This adds a caramelized sweetness to our sauce.
- Regular soy sauce: or substitute with low sodium soy sauce or light soy sauce. If you’re gluten-free, substitute a gluten-free soy sauce of your choice.
- Oyster sauce
- Dark soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- White granulated sugar
- Regular soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Baking soda
- Black pepper
- Neutral oil
Note: Most Asian grocery stores will carry most of the Asian specific ingredients.
How to make Hoisin Beef Noodle Stir-fry
Make Noodle Sauce
In a small bowl, combine noodle sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Marinate your sliced beef with the marinade ingredients for at least 10 minutes as you work on the other ingredients.
Blanch your noodles in hot boiling water for 30-40 seconds until loosened.
Strain immediately and set aside.
In a large pan on medium high heat, add vegetable oil and marinated beef. Cook the beef until 75% cooked.
Once the beef is mostly cooked, toss in your red bell pepper, gai-lan, garlic and green onions. Cook until the veggies have wilted.
Toss in Noodles & Sauce
Toss in cooked noodles with noodle sauce and mix until well combined.
Remove off heat and transfer to a large serving plate to enjoy!
Storage & Reheating
Leftovers will last up to 4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave for 2-3 minutes until hot or reheat in a pan on medium heat.
- Always have your veggies and protein chopped thinly. When you chop it this way, it allows for your ingredients to mix better with the noodles since noodles are long and thin as well
- Marinate your meat for 5 minutes and baking soda and cornstarch as a must to make this beef tender.
- Pre-mix your noodle sauce. It'll make things easier when you toss the sauce over your noodles and prevents the noodles from overcooking because you have your noodle sauce ready to throw in
- Don't overcook your noodles. Your noodles are cooked so once they combine with the sauce and the remaining ingredients get those noodles onto a serving plate asap!
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Quick & Easy Hoisin Beef Noodle Stir-fry
- 400 grams thick yellow noodles blanched
- 200 grams flank steak sliced thinly
- ½ red bell pepper sliced thinly
- 1 green onion finely chopped
- 2 cups gai lan sliced thinly with ends cut off
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or any neutral oil
- In a small bowl, combine noodle sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- Marinate your sliced beef with the marinade ingredients for at least 10 minutes as you work on the other ingredients.
- Blanch your noodles in hot boiling water for 30-40 seconds until loosened.
- Strain immediately and set aside.
- In a large pan on medium high heat, add vegetable oil and marinated beef. Cook the beef until 75% cooked.
- Once the beef is mostly cooked, toss in your red bell pepper, gai-lan, garlic and green onions. Cook until the veggies have wilted.
- Toss in cooked noodles with noodle sauce and mix until well combined.
- Remove off heat and transfer to a large serving plate to enjoy!