Udon Noodles with Ground Beef

Beef Udon Stir Fry

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!

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Beef Udon Stir Fry

Udon Noodles with Ground Beef


  • Author: Cook Homey
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

The excellent Japanese udon noodles will surely pleasantly surprise you with their taste. Combined with ground beef and fresh broccoli, they create the perfect meal. Enjoy an amazing recipe for udon noodles with ground beef!

Ingredients

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Meat and vegetables

  • 400g ground beef
  • 400g udon noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 broccoli
  • 5 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • Sriracha (Optional)

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Blanch the chopped broccoli in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and add sliced shallot, white parts of the spring onions, ginger, garlic, and chili flakes.
  3. Push everything to the sides of the wok and add your ground beef. Don’t move it too much, sear it on high heat until nicely brown and break it up. Then add your blanched broccoli.
  4. Soak your udon noodles in slightly boiling water for a minute or until they start to separate. This takes no longer than one minute so don’t overcook them.
  5. Transfer udon noodles to the wok and pour the sauce over them. Mix nicely to coat the noodles.
  6. Serve with some extra sesame seeds and a little bit of sriracha sauce, if you like it spicy.

Notes

You can either toast the sesame seeds before adding them to the pan or just add them to the pan after searing the meat.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir frying
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 servings , Amount per serving:
  • Calories: 497
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Sodium: 3999mg
  • Fat: 18.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.1g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 39.9g
  • Cholesterol: 118mg

Keywords: beef udon recipe, udon noodles with beef and broccoli

6 Responses

  1. This looks delicious! I’ve never tried udon noodles before. Now I know what I’m making this week.

  2. That was delicious! The tender broccoli goes really well with those amazing udon noodles and ground beef. This must be one of the most delicious dishes with udon noodles. Great recipe!

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