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Black Pepper Steak and Noodle Stir-Fry
with broccoli

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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.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
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

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Prep

  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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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (60)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (15)

Most Helpful

Loved this the first time and loved it this time! The only thing that I would change is not to use a wok. It's just not enough cooking surface to let the steak sit without stirring or doing it in batches, and I don't have time for batches. Next time I'll do the steak in the big skillet so I can get that yummy crust on it.

By: Angela
Posted: Aug 26, 2021
Diet: Original
2 Helpful

37 reviews

This was so flavorful and tasty! We subbed seitan for tempeh. SO GOOD

By: Angela
Posted: Sep 30, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Made it with tofu and glad I skipped the steaming step. Flavors are pretty strong.

By: Stacey
Posted: Sep 28, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

One of our favorites so far! This was so tasty!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Needed something. Maybe if I made it again I'd up the spices.

By: Barbie
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

SO good! My 6yo is ate it as a whole meal (not just pieces of it). The sauce was great

By: Kimberly
Posted: Sep 18, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Tasted just like take out! I was short on time and used microwave frozen broccoli, and it still turned out well.

By: Diane
Posted: Sep 18, 2021
Diet: Original
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