Easy Beef Udon Noodles

Easy Beef Udon Noodles

Easy Beef Udon Noodles & Shiitake Mushrooms

Total yumminess! These Beef Udon Noodles with lovely  shiitake mushrooms are the perfect combination.  

I don’t know why but I am so so hungry at the moment – maybe it’s the weather.

I always seem to be a little more hungry in the winter months? 

This is not conducive to my aim to drop some pounds!

 

Flavoursome beef with udon noodles 

I have a desire for starchy,  warm,  flavoursome food ….. aaarrrggg.

So today I just decided I would try and drown out this incessant need  for comfort food.

I did and it was delicious !

Luckily my Bundle came over for dinner (phew). I fear I may have woofed the lot if I was on my own….. I KNOW – not good

Look at these lovely ingredients.

So fresh, so good!

 

Udon Noodles

 

So how do you cook Udon Noodles? 

This recipe is quick, very easy and extremely tasty! All cooked on the hob!

No need to turn the oven on!

And it’s a total meal no need for any accompaniments 🙂 but you could if you liked 

 

Udon Noodles

 

So what exactly are Udon noodles?

Well firstly  they are a Japanese favorite.

They are  plump noodles and they have a distinct chewy texture.

The traditional way to knead the dough to make udon noodles requires your feet! Really, it’s a genius idea.

You use your feet and your body weight to do the kneading instead of tiring out your arm muscles.

Don’t worry,  you place the dough in a plastic bag,  and cover that with a towel and then  you knead the dough with your tootsies.

These fresh noodles are made using just flour, sea salt and water, but they can be fiddly  and difficult to make just right. So luckily you can also buy dried udon noodles.

If  you choose to use dried or freshly made noodles, udon noodles can be served hot or cold.

These Asian noodles are often prepared and served in hot broth or stir fried

(When cold, they accompany grated vegetables along with a dipping sauce).

I hope you make and enjoy this Noodle dish and if you do please comment below!

 I so love to hear you comments, really I do!

 

What does Beef Udon Stir Fry taste like?

I love this dish and it sort of has a  sweet and savoury taste made with soy sauces, sugar and Japanese mirin. Loaded with juicy tender beef steak, crisp vegetables and thick chewy udon noodles.

It’s quick and light, fills those bellies and there’s something about noodles that’s comfotting and  satisfying 

I found that this dish is almost ageless to both kids and adults alike love it 

Dinner in 30 minutes 

This udon noodle dish is a recipe I love as it  takes 30 m minutes start to finish, including the prep. 

Perfect for midweek suppers 

Go on give it a go! 

 

Other noodle yumminess

Also if you like these noodles have a look at my chicken noodle recipe too it also has courgetti.

Courgetti with chicken

 

Another beef strip recipe 

And it you love strips of beef and all that meaty yumminess, I think you’d also love my Steak Strips n’ posh Gravy recipe 

Look nat it 🙂 

Steak Strips and cheesy wedges

 

I’m sure you’ll love it, let me know 

Thanks Cx

 

Udon Noodles

Easy Beef Udon Noodles & Shiitake Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 520kcal
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Delicious soft noodles with tender steak

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or fry lite
  • 300 g Rump steak fat trimmed sliced thinly - approx. 2-3 mm
  • 1 Garlic clove peeled and very finely chopped
  • Fresh Ginger 2cm piece peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 Yellow Pepper cut into matchstick sized pieces
  • 1 box shitake Mushrooms roughly chopped (not too small)
  • Bunch Spring Onions 6 - chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • Salt & Black Pepper - to season
  • 300 g Chilled udon Noodles not dried I used the straight to wok ones
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Half a Lime - squeezed
  • Hand full of chopped fresh corriander

Instructions

  • In a wok or large frying pan add the olive oil (or fry lite),  when hot add the steak, garlic and ginger, fry off for 3-5 minutes until cooked - not red (but not over cooked).
  • Pop the beef in a warm place
  • Then in the same frying pan, add the peppers, spring onions and mushrooms and fry off for 5 minutes until soft- season with salt and Black pepper
  • Throw in the noodles and fry for a further  3 minutes until hot
  • Add the beef back to the pan together with the Soy Sauce and lime juice  stir and heat for a couple of minutes
  • Finally throw in the coriander and serve on hot plate
  • Get tucked in and enjoy

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Udon Noodles & Shiitake Mushrooms
Amount per Serving
Calories
520
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
92
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
889
mg
39
%
Potassium
 
955
mg
27
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
46
g
92
%
Vitamin A
 
368
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
116
mg
141
%
Calcium
 
72
mg
7
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Gretchen | Gretchruns

    I absolutely love udon noodles! This looks so delicious 🙂

  2. Wow looks so tasty. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  3. Carole Tilsley

    Brilliant – quick & so tasty !

  4. I tried this recipe today because it had udon noodles in it and eventhough I did not included the coriander, it came out really really good!

  5. Cat | Curly's Cooking

    I love noodles! Udon noodles are so tasty and I don’t have them enough. I’ll have to make this soon.

  6. These look tasty Clare! Must add them as an easy midweek meal for the family. Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare. Michelle x

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