Stir Fried Udon Noodles with Beef

Rethinking Udon Noodles - Stir Fried with Beef

Udon is normally enjoyed with a broth, but you’re missing out if you’ve never tried stir-fried udon noodles with beef. In fact, it doesn’t have to be beef, but any kind of stir-fried udon is a piping hot treat. Its like having stir-fried noodles, but these are a lot thicker. This gives the udon noodles a completely different texture. 

 

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Normal stir-fried noodles are thin in nature and don’t have the same bite as stir-fried udon. Udon noodles even work better stir fried because the thicker strands holds up better. Super thin noodles then to stick to the pan and break and when scoop it out.

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Udon noodles are also a bit tricky because of the thickness. If it isn’t fully cooked or isn’t seasoned enough it will taste quite doughy. There’s nothing weirder than eating strands of raw dough.

However when well seasoned they’re a great stand alone, like garlic butter fried rice or spicy fried rice. This means they’ll be ideal for vegetarians as it won’t feel like dull without any complementary meat or veggies. 

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Stir Fried Udon with Beef

Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: stir fried udon with beef
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 whole Red Onions
  • 8 ounce Oyster Mushrooms
  • 10 ounce New York Steak
  • 4 pre-packaged Udon
  • 1 whole Diced Carrots
  • 1/2 whole Red Bell Peppers
  • 1/2 whole Yellow Bell Peppers
  • 2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 2 pinches Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper

Instructions

Beef or Steak

  • Oil up the pan and begin cooking the steak
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook until its medium rare and slice into strips
  • drizzle oyster sauce onto the steak
  • set the steak out to let it rest

udon

  • Start by oiling up the pan and cooking all the veggies together
  • Slowly add in the red onions, mushrooms, and carrots
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan
  • After veggies begin to soften add in the udon from the packet
  • Add in more oil for the udon so it won’t stick to the pan easily
  • season with salt and pepper
  • Cook until udon comes softer and springy
  •  Add on oyster sauce and mix thoroughly
  • Throw in the veggies from earlier and blend in the flavors for a minutes or two more.
  • Serve together with the steak

Need to Try - Stir Fried Udon Noodles with Beef

But for those of us who aren’t vegetarians, stir fried udon noodles with beef is always going to be a lot better and satisfying. The type of beef you use depends on what you feel like. Thin strips of beef works, but so does a nice juicy steak. Like from my beef banh mi, I always feel steak is a better fit when available. Some stir-fried veggies and oyster sauce is all you need. Making stir fried udon noodles with beef is quite simple since its all you need for the meal.

What makes this stir fried udon  so simple to make is because there’s already pre-packaged udon made for soup. All you have to do rinse it a bit in hot water and add to a pan and begin cooking. Its an easy recipe that only takes minutes to make. 

Detailed Instructions - Stir Fried Udon Noodles with Beef

To make stir-fried udon, you’ll need the instant udon noodle packets, carrots, bell peppers, mushroom, red onions, garlic, and a steak to start. 

Start off by cooking the steak. Let it sit in the grill or pan for a few minutes and flip to cook the other side. 

Let the steak continue cooking and begin stir frying all the veggies. 

Season with salt and pepper and cook until its soft.

stri fried udon noodles with beef

Add in the udon separately to stir fry. Season with oyster sauce and and throw until mixed well.

Take a small slice of the steak to check. Cook until medium rare or until desired level. Cut the steak into long slices. 

stri fried udon noodles with beef

Add a splash of oyster sauce and salt for flavoring. Remove from stove and let the steak rest. (the steak will continue to cook by itself 

stri fried udon noodles with beef

Remove the stir fried udon and place the slices of steak on top and serve. 

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