Asian Beef Noodles

Get your Take-Out fix with these easy Asian Beef Noodles. Onions and lean ground beef, stir-fried with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce and tossed with Instant Noodles is all it takes to make a quick dinner for the family.

Asian Beef Noodles garnished with a cilantro leaf served in a Chinese blue and white noodle bowl with chopsticks on the side

As I’m writing this post for Asian Beef Noodles, I can’t help but think of one thing only: Noodles. Not really surprising since I’m sharing an Asian Beef Noodles recipes, you think.

Well, I’m actually not thinking about the noodles you eat. I’m more thinking about the movie character Noodles from Once Upon a Time in America. I guess listening to the soundtrack from Ennio Morricone is not helping.

Have you seen this movie?  It’s directed by Sergio Leone and starring, among others, Robert De Niro (playing…Noodles). I’m not good at summarizing a movie (especially when it lasts more than 4 hours – 256 minutes to be precise) so here is what wiki says about it:

the movie chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths who rise to prominence in NYC’s world of organized crime. The film explores themes of childhood friendships, love, lust, greed, betrayal, loss broken relationships and the rise of mobsters in American society. Bottom line is, this movie is amazing, especially the first part when they’re kids!

So I have an idea for you. Why not rent/borrow/stream “Once Upon in America” this weekend and make yourself a Double Noodles Night? These Asian Beef Noodles (the ones you eat, this time) are highly suitable for a cozy night in. I may or may not have done that before.

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Asian Beef Noodles served in a Chinese noodle bowl with a fresh cilantro leave on top
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Asian Beef Noodles

Whip up these Asian Beef Noodles within 20 minutes to get your Asian Take-Out fix.  Chopped onions and lean ground beef, stir-fried with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce and tossed with Instant Noodles is all you need to make an affordable and quick dinner for the family

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian, easy, noodles, stir-fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 436 kcal


For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce the one with a rooster
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey or agave

For the beef

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion sliced (about 1 1/2 cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz Instant Noodles 99% fat free


For the sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine rice vinegar, soy sauce and sriracha. Add sugar and mix well until it’s totally dissolved. Set aside.

  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.

For the beef:

  1. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, spray with cooking spray, add onion and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the onion doesn’t burn.

  2. Add ground beef and break it into tiny pieces as you fry it. Brown the beef for about 2 minutes (don’t overcook the meat, it would be dry).

  3. While the beef is cooking, add the Instant Noodles to the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes (more or less according to package instructions). 

  4. Drain noodles and put them back in the pot (away from heat). Drain excess liquid from the beef and onion mixture and transfer to noodles’ pot.

  5. Pour the sauce into the pan and mix well to combine beef, noodles and sauce. Make sure noodles are fully covered.

  6. Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make this for 2, 6 or...only yourself, it’s easy! Just follow those proportions for the sauce. Here is the quantity for one person only: 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1.5 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp sriracha and 1/2 tsp sugar. Adjust the meat, onion and noodles quantity and you’re good to go!

Nutrition Facts
Asian Beef Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4th))
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 2342mg102%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Just tried this tonight and it was great! I didn’t have noodles so just served it over Haiga rice. Very simple, very tasty!

  2. Asian Beef Noodles are a Take-Out Classic and a real favourite with my family! This recipe looks delish and straightforward enough for me to give it a shot this weekend!

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