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Black Pepper Steak and Noodle Stir-Fry
with broccoli

Active: 35 Total: 50
Don't skimp on the black pepper, which gives this quick-cooking, Asian-inspired noodle dish its unique flavor.
Smarts: Steaming the broccoli ahead of time ensures it is already tender so that you can focus on getting the steak cooked just right.


Black Pepper Steak Noodles:
  • Steak, flank or skirt - 1 lb , thinly sliced against the grain (sub any cut of steak)
  • Broccoli - 1 lb , chopped
  • Mushrooms, any type - 8 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time)
  • Noodles, lo mein - 8 oz (sub spaghetti)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Cornstarch - 2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
Black Pepper Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/3 cup
  • Brown sugar - 3 Tbsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp


  1. Chili steak - Place steak in the freezer for 15 minutes. (This will make it easier to slice into thin strips.)
  2. Broccoli / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make sauce - Combine garlic, water (for sauce), soy sauce, brown sugar, black pepper, toasted sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms (if not pre-sliced). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cook noodles - Cook noodles according to package instructions. If making ahead, toss with some oil to help prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  6. Steam broccoli - Place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and cook on high until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  7. Green onions - Chop and combine green and white parts.
  8. Slice steak - Thinly slice steak against the grain. Toss with some salt and pepper and then toss with first portion of cornstarch.

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  1. Heat a wok or skillet with first portion of cooking oil over medium heat. Add steak in a single layer. Cook steak, without stirring, until golden brown on one side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip steak and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until steak is just cooked through, ~2 minutes more. Transfer steak to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Add second portion of oil and then mushrooms to pan. Saute until mushrooms are very tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Pour sauce over mushrooms and bring to a simmer.
  4. Whisk together second portion of cornstarch and water (for steak). Stir into simmering sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Add noodles and broccoli to pan and stir to coat in sauce.
  6. Remove pan from heat and fold in steak.
  7. Serve noodles with green onions and some extra red pepper flakes or some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!



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