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Beef and Broccoli Udon
with edamame

Active: 25 min Total: 30 min
We all know beef and broccoli are a winning combination but we make it a full meal when we add udon noodles. Udon can usually be found in the ethnic aisle and is just like dried pasta. Some stores even sell it pre-cooked. You choose! We combine all our ingredients with a savory stir-fry sauce which coats everything in flavor


Beef and Broccoli Udon:
  • Udon noodles - 1/2 lb
  • Flank / skirt steak - 1 lb , sliced
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp + 3 Tbsp
  • Broccoli - 1 lb , chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , sliced
  • Rice vinegar - 3 tsp
  • Chicken stock or water - 3/4 cup
  • Sweetener - 3 tsp ((like brown sugar or honey))
  • Corn starch - 4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 tsp
  • Lemon - 1/2
  • Frozen edamame - 3/4 lb


  1. Prepare noodles - Boil noodles according to package instructions. The best way to keep them from sticking after cooking is to run them in cold water and then leave soaked in cold water. Drain right before serving
  2. Beef – Slice into 2” (5 cm) long pieces, ~1/4” (0.6 cm) thick. Season with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. (5ml) soy sauce. Tenderize with a fork
  3. Broccoli / Garlic – Prep as directed
  4. Sauce – Mix together 3 tbs. (45 ml) of soy sauce, vinegar, stock, sweetener, and corn starch

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  1. Heat wok over high heat. Add in 1 tsp. (15 ml) oil and then beef to heated oil. Stir-fry (basically toss around) beef for ~3 minutes, and then remove from pan. It does not need to be cooked through at this point
  2. Return wok to heat. Add another tsp. (15 ml) of oil and then sliced garlic to heated oil. Once you can smell the garlic, add broccoli with a dash of salt. Stir-fry broccoli until it’s almost cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. If at any point the pan looks dry or that the broccoli may burn, add in stock / water (~1 tbs. (15 ml) at a time)
  3. Add beef back into the pan. Push all ingredients to the side, forming a donut in the middle of the wok. Give sauce a stir and then pour it into the hole. Let it sit until you see it darken in color and start to bubble a lot. When that happens, add in noodles and toss everything through. Add in lemon juice at the end and season to taste with salt & pepper
  4. Prepare edamame according to package instructions (I typically microwave). Sprinkle with salt and serve on the side of your noodles



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