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Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry

Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner.

Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner ~ The Complete Savorist Like most food bloggers, I watch a lot of cooking shows.  Now, I love all the great cooks and chefs on tv, but my favorite food programs are the competitions.   Particularly those where the contestants have to make something from the ingredients they are given.
One of my favorite things to do in my own kitchen is whip up something new and creative with whatever I have on hand.  I cannot run to the store nor can I run to a neighbor and borrow an ingredient (usually an egg or citrus.)
Tonight was that night.
This dish was easy, quick, and loaded with flavor.  I’m happy I picked up those brown rice vermicelli noodles one time at the store that I never got around to using.  They were delicious and since they were made from brown rice, it’s healthier, right?Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner ~ The Complete Savorist
This Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry is one of those dishes that can easily be altered to fit what you have on hand. As long as you have the basics of noodles, meat, eggs, and then the sauce ingredients, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. Too much broccoli, use it up here. Can’t stand zucchini, omit it. Bean sprouts need using up, pop them in.
I adore these noodles. I found them on the Asian aisle at my market but any type of rice noodles will do and of course in a pinch, regular vermicelli will do the job. Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry is adaptation friendly.
There are some of those recipes that must be followed to a tee and then there are others than are like an outline and the details can be filled in. And of course the amount of sriracha you add is totally up to taste. Love it or leave it as I was always told as a kid.

Beef Vermicelli Stir Fry

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb . ground beef
  • 8 oz . zucchini; chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 1 shallot; diced
  • 2 medium carrots; diced
  • 1 bell pepper; sliced
  • 2 eggs; scrambled
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce/tamari
  • 1/4 tsp . ground ginger
  • 1 tsp . garlic chili sauce
  • 1 pkg (7 oz.) brown rice vermicelli or similar
  • High heat cooking oil (I used safflower)
  • Cilantro; chopped (optional)
  • Sriracha (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, soak the vermicelli in hot water to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a wok or large skillet on medium high brown the ground beef.  If the beef does not render much fat, add some cooking oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Once it is half cooked, add the shallot, garlic, bell pepper, zucchini, and carrots.
  4. Continue until the meat is thoroughly cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Push the food to the side of the pan and quickly scramble the eggs.
  6. After the eggs are scrambled, mix them into the meat and veggies.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and add the broth, soy/tamari, ginger, and garlic chili sauce.
  8. Mix well, making sure the ginger and chili sauce is thoroughly incorporated into the dish.
  9. In small increments, add the vermicelli to the pan.  Mixing well, as it has a tendency to clump.  Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and Sriracha.

Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner ~ The Complete Savorist Beef Vermicelli Stir-Fry ~ A quick Asian inspired stir fry with brown rice noodles, ground beef, and vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner ~ The Complete Savorist

 

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    christine
    September 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I love to challenge myself w/ ingredients too. It’s fun, right?! Well, I’d say this came out pretty darned good lookin!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Christine. I feel this is my way of practicing if I should ever make it onto Chopped, home cook edition. Although I had better start playing with crazier ingredients.

  • Reply
    Sandi
    September 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Noodles are my weakness! My kids are going to love this dish…you have their two favorites, noodles and beef. It can’t get much better in our house (unless it is something bathed in chocolate :-).

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      Sandi, I will endeavor to find a way to incorporate noodles, beef, and CHOCOLATE. I feel I am up for the challenge. Wheels are actually spinning.

  • Reply
    Prairie Gal Cookin'
    September 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Looks amazing yummy!! I could eat it off the screen – Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Thank you PGC, but your screen won’t be as tasty as the dish! 😉

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    September 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I love to use vemicelli and this is such a creative and delicious use of it; thanks for this post!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks Dan, it’s brown rice vermicelli, different but delicious..

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    September 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Quick, easy, flavorful? Yes! (and I love vermicelli noodles!)

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Hope you enjoy it. I love the noodles too.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    September 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I love your pictures and your presentation. In Indian food, Vermicelli is used frequently in a desert pudding. I have never used it as a main meal, but, now you are giving me recipe ideas.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      I am happy to give ideas. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know it will be fantastic.

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    September 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    G’day This looks healthy and delicious! Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you so much Joanne!

  • Reply
    janelle
    September 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

    stir fry is a favorite in my house, this looks great.

  • Reply
    Lovefoodies
    December 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm


    Fabulous recipe Michelle! Also try 1 1/2 tsp of fish sauce in there (I know you use it!!) Oh so good!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      You are right, I am no stranger to fish sauce. It’s a favorite.

  • Reply
    Meyer
    March 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    A skillet is NOT big enough! I ended up transferring it to a pot. Besides that it is delicious with the addition of fish sauce and a touch of lime juice. I garnished with mint and green onions as well. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Sorry about the skillet not being large enough, I should note in my recipes I have a 12″ skillet and that is what I normally use. I love that you added some fish sauce. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Christina @ christina's cucina
    March 30, 2015 at 12:30 am

    What a perfect weeknight meal! I love dishes such as this one!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 30, 2015 at 12:35 am

      Thank you Christina, it’s quick and quite delicious.

  • Reply
    Catherine
    March 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Dear Michelle, this looks so good. I love everything that is in it. xo, Catherine

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you, i’s a great weeknight dish.

  • Reply
    Christie
    July 13, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I love using vermicelli noodles. This is my kind of stir fry.

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

    What a fun personal cooking challenge 🙂 I love those little vermicelli noodles and your dish looks fab!

  • Reply
    Sara
    July 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love how unique this is, looks like the perfect weeknight dinner!

  • Reply
    Susan | LunaCafe
    July 13, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Looks delicious! I love quick, impromptu meals like this. And you packed so much flavor into it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Debra @ Worth Cooking
    July 14, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I am glad I am not the only food blogger who loves cooking competitions! Sometimes when I open the fridge and see what I have to work with I feel like I am in a combination of a mystery box (limited ingredients), chopped box (weird ingredients) and with three hungry little kids running around and their food allergies, Dinner Impossible. I better stop and not tell how often I talk while cooking pretending I am on food network star. *cough*

    In other news, this vermicelli looks delicious! I am pinning to a gluten free group I am part of.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Aren’t you just grateful there is no one in your kitchen to make it cutthroat? 😉

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