A recipe that not everyone may know, but udon noodles with ground beef can be a fantastic novelty in your kitchen. It is a quick and simple recipe, which will definitely impress with its unusualness and excellent taste.
What are udon and where to buy udon noodles?
Udon noodles may not be very popular, but they are commonly available in larger supermarkets. If you don’t happen to find them in one of the well-known supermarkets, go to an Asian food store, where they will definitely not be missing.
They are Japanese noodles made from wheat flour. These thick udon noodles are part of many delicious Japanese dishes. They can be served with various broths, sauces, or as a stir-fry. Now I will show you an interesting recipe with ground beef and broccoli.
The recipe is prepared with ground beef, but if you like more pork, do not hesitate to use it. I tried such a version myself and the result was excellent too. It should be noted that this dish can also be prepared with slices of beef (for example, from a tenderloin).
Apart from meat and udon noodles, only a few ingredients are needed. Get broccoli, a piece of ginger, shallots, spring onions, and sesame seeds. From these few ingredients, you can make an amazing meal in a short time!
How to make stir-fried udon noodles
Basically, two steps are important in this recipe, namely preparing the noodles and browning the beef. Prepare udon noodles according to the instructions on the package. I use those that only need one minute in gently boiling water.
Be careful not to overcook them. If you put noodles in boiling water, carefully separate them from each other. Once they are nicely separated, strain them, place them in a bowl and pour over a little sesame oil.
As a result, they do not stick and acquire an interesting taste. In addition, simmer the chopped broccoli in boiling water for about 6 minutes.
In a wok or in a larger pan, start frying the white parts of the spring onion, finely chopped ginger, garlic, and shallots. If you like it spicy, you can add one chili pepper or a teaspoon of chili flakes.
Add most of the sesame seeds (leave the rest for serving) to make them nicely toasted. Subsequently, it is necessary to move everything to the edge of the wok to make room for our minced meat.
Don’t forget to brown the meat on high heat so that it doesn’t start to boil. As with the other stir-fries, like this hoisin chicken stir fry with rice, we want to fry meat and vegetables until nicely brown and crispy.
After a few minutes, you can add steamed broccoli, which also needs to be fried quickly. Then just add the prepared udon noodles, your sauce and mix everything well. Fantastic udon noodles with ground beef are ready!Print