Sesame Noodles with Beef – quick and easy noodles dripping with a delicious garlic sesame sauce! Served with tender slices of steak, this recipe is wonderful hot or cold!
How to make Sesame Noodles
With just a few ingredients, these noodles are the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, salty and tangy!
The medley of Asian flavors serves double duty – first as a marinade for the steak and second as a sauce for the noodles.
The star of the show is pure toasted sesame oil.
The absolute best brand is this Japanese Kadoya Sesame Oil. Highly recommend getting your hands on some!
Custom Sesame Noodles
I think the sesame dressing is perfect as is, but it’s incredibly easy to customize to your taste.
- Use less hot sauce if you don’t like spicy food
- Add more garlic if your family is garlic lovers
- Substitute honey for sugar for a stickier sauce
Keep in mind the steak should marinate for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor.
If you don’t have the time, simply cook the steak and add extra sauce on top.
For the beef you can use sirloin steak or another cut such as flank steak.
You can also substitute another meat such as chicken or pork if you want, or add vegetables for some added nutrients/vegan option.
Shredded carrots, cabbage or broccoli would be tasty additions.
The sesame noodles are so good I don’t even need the meat!
To make things easy, I use thin spaghetti noodles.
Thin linguini will also do.
If you have Asian ingredients readily available in your area you can use authentic wheat noodles.
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 lb sirloin or flank steak
- 1 lb thin spaghetti noodles
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced (green part only)
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Cilantro, for garnish
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugars, chili sauce and black pepper. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
- Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce in a shallow container or ziploc bag, add the steak and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Set the remainder of the sauce aside.
- After marinating, cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
- While the water is boiling, remove steak from marinade (discard liquid) and cook the steak in a pan over medium-high heat to desired doneness (no more than medium for best results).
- Remove steak from heat and let sit for a few minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.
- Drain the pasta well and transfer to a large bowl. Add the sesame sauce while noodles are warm and toss to combine.
- Add green onions, sesame seeds and toss again. Top with sliced steak and cilantro. Also great served cold!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 602Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1650mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 37g
Nutritional information provided is an estimate only. Please consult the labels of ingredients you use for more accurate results.