Sweet, sticky and adequately slurpy, this simple stir-fry is a joy to eat. The ingredients are cheap, easy to prepare and tick off some of your five a day. Plus, the whole meal can be constructed in under 10 minutes. What’s not to love after a long day at the office?
250g fresh egg noodles
300g your fave veggies, chopped finely (I like 100g spinach, 50g red pepper, 50g edamame beans, 50g broccoli, 25g red onion and 25g baby corn)
250g strips of stir-fry beef (this one is the best I’ve tried BY FAR)
2 tbsp runny honey
4 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
Pinch of paprika and chilli powder
Get a pan nice and hot with just a smidge of oil, then cook the beef for around 4 minutes, turning each piece half-way through. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look totally cooked – we’re going to take the strips out of the pan and put them to one side while we do the rest, then they’ll get some more cooking/warming time at the end.
Discard 75% the beef juices and then cook the veggies in what’s left for 2 minutes. The pan needs to be very hot throughout this recipe.
Add the noodles, stirring well so everything is nicely mixed for 1 minute.
Add the paprika and chilli powder. Stir again.
In a ramekin, combine the honey and soy sauces. Then add to the veggies and noodles, along with your beef for another 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously.
Top with bean sprouts or any leftover nuts you have hanging around and serve with the option of more soy sauce, chilli oil or my fave, Siracha.