Monday, January 26, 2009

Beef and Peppers in a Hoisin-Soy Sauce with Noodles

Tonight's dinner came about because I had a few peppers to use up as well as a package of steak strips. I felt like using Asian ingredients, so developed this as I went along.
  • 3 peppers - I used 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 red - cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 onion, cut into strips

The pile of veggies was so pretty that I had to take a picture -

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb steak strips marinated in soy and Worcestershire with a touch of garlic powder and onion powder (marinated for 20-30 minutes)
  • 1 package powdered brown gravy mixed with 1 c water
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 c cooking sherry
  • 1/2 package Chinese noodles (not sure what they are called - my parents bought them for us in Chinatown - they are medium, flat noodles that cook up quickly)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  • Heat a large saute pan over high heat
  • Add steak strips and cook until just a bit more than halfway done
  • Deglaze pan with cooking sherry, scraping up brown bits
  • Add garlic, onions, and peppers; saute for a few minutes
  • Mix gravy/water with Hoison and soy; add to pan
  • Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 5 minutes; the sauce will thicken
  • In the meantime, boil water. Add noodles and cook until done - about 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over high heat
  • Add noodles and toss with approximately 2 tsp soy sauce. When done, garnish with green onions.

So simple with amazing flavor. I made this dish in 20 minutes, 30 minutes total when you add prep/chopping time.

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  1. This looks delicious Mary Ellen! Great job and I love how colorful the meal is!

  2. I'm glad to hear this is such a quick meal! It looks delicious and great for a busy week night.

  3. Thanks again for a great and quick weeknight meal. Made this earlier this evening with some peppers that were hanging around. Great!