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Beef, Broccoli and Noodle Stir Fry

Recipe by Connie Veneracion
Choose a good cut of beef and have your butcher slice it thinly. Stewing beef is not good for this recipe. Loin or round would be ideal. The slices should be no more than two millimeters.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Servings 4 people
Beef, broccoli and noodle stir fry

Ingredients
  

Sauce

  • ¼ cup Japanese soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese Worcestershire sauce (we use Bulldog brand at home)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Beef

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 400 grams thinly sliced beef cut into two-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Vegetables

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup carrot slices
  • 1 cup shiitake slices
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Noodles

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 500 to 600 grams fresh egg noodles blanched, drained, refreshed in cold water then drained thoroughly

Instructions
 

Make the sauce

  • Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Divide the sauce into two equal portions.

Cook the beef

  • In a pan, heat the sesame seed oil then spread the beef in the hot oil. Cook until the underside is browned then stir and cook over high heat until most of the pinkness is gone.
    Browning thin slices of beef
  • Pour in one portion of the sauce and sprinkle in a teaspoon of sugar.
    Adding sauce to browned beef in pan
  • Cook, stirring often, until the meat has soaked up the liquid.
  • Set the beef aside and keep warm.

Stir fry the vegetables

  • In a wok or large frying pan, heat the two tablespoons of cooking oil and spread the broccoli florets, carrot slices and shiitake on the bottom of the pan.
    Stir frying shiitake, carrot and broccoli
  • Sprinkle in salt and pepper.
  • Stir fry for a minute or two depending on the size of the broccoli florets.
  • Scoop out the vegetables and set aside. Keep warm.

Stir fry the noodles

  • In the same wok or frying pan where you stir fried the vegetables, heat another two tablespoons of oil.
  • Saute the garlic and ginger just until aromatic.
    Sauteeing garlic and ginger, then tossing in noodles
  • Add the noodles and toss until every strand is coated with oil.

Finish the beef, broccoli and noodle stir fry

  • Pour the remaining sauce over the noodles and toss to distribute evenly.
    Seasoning noodles and adding stir fried shiitake, carrot and broccoli in pan
  • Add the stir fried vegetables and mushrooms, and toss well.
  • Finally, add the beef to the noodles and vegetables. Continue stir frying just until everything is heated through.
    Adding beef to stir fried noodles and vegetables in pan
  • Taste, adjust the seasonings if needed, and serve immediately.
Keyword Beef, Mushrooms, Noodles, Stir Fry