Beef Stir Fry with Noodles

Beef Stir Fry with Noodles

I know beef stir-fry with noodles may well be a very popular “Chinese takeaway” meal of a Friday or Saturday evening, but did you know to actually make this dish yourself is quick and easy using the vegetables that you favour most.

So no more waiting for that “take out treat” at the weekend you can make this dish at any time during the week.

This is a great way to use up any leftover Sunday roast meat, of course, you can replace the beef with chicken or any other meat you prefer.

For Vegan’s adding no meat can make this a very healthy and hearty dish.


A pan or a wok, a pot, wooden spoon, chopping board and sharp knife


250g x (any meat) cut into strips

1 x onion peeled and cut into strips

1 x garlic finely chopped

6 x mushrooms washed & sliced

Selection of peppers, baby corn, mange tout, carrots, (any veg,) washed and cut into strips

50mls of soy sauce (dark soy sauce has less salt)

10mls of BBQ sauce (any type)

Hot Water

Noodles (any type) using one spiral per person

cooking oil


Have water boiled ready to cook the noodles – cooking won’t take long!

Fried Beef Strips
Photo Credit: Olive O Brien

Heat frying pan until hot and drizzle with oil before adding the raw meat and cooking slowly remembering to season the meat i.e. salt and pepper.

If using leftover meat this will only need to be warmed through so add the vegetables first and then the cooked meat before the sauce.

Once the meat has browned lower the heat by half and add in the garlic and onions cooking slowly to that the meat will absorb their flavours.

Onions do not have to be browned so at this stage I use hot boiled water with the rest of cooking, I do not use oil!

Next up cook the noodles. If you are using dry noodles, follow the package guide for boiling as they take longer to cook than fresh noodles. Add noodles to freshly boiled water with a pinch of salt.

While the noodles are cooking you can add the remaining of your sliced vegetables to the pan stirring occasionally.

Once the vegetables have softened and any water used has been cooked off add the BBQ sauce stir and then add soy

Photo Credit: Olive O Brien


Turn head down to about 1 to avoid the sauces from burning, add a little water if needed.

Serving Suggestions

Drain the cooked noodles and rinse through with boiling water before transferring to your serving dish and topping with the stir-fried meat and vegetables and garnish with some fresh coriander leaves.

And there you have it, your very own Beef stir-fry with noodles straight from your own kitchen. Enjoy!

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