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Thai Beef Noodles

Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus.Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist By now my love of Asian food is well documented.  I was recently asked “If you can only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would you pick?” I thought for a really long time.  This was tough, truly tough, because I like so many dishes, so many cuisines. I was pressed for an answer. Then like the true smart aleck I am and answered confidently “American.”

Now eyes began rolling.  Weak! Boring! Serious?, were all there responses I got.  But then I asked to to be allowed to explain. Since I was given the chance to, this is my explanation, since many of you are rolling your eyes too.

What is “American” cuisine? It’s simply the food of the country, and this country is built on immigrants. Therefore the fried chicken, mac n cheese and meatloaf are part of American cuisine.  But so is the pasta, fajitas, curry, pad Thai, pho, ramen, crepes, bratwurst, and so on and so forth. All of these foods were brought here by the immigrant and are now part of “American” cuisine.

No one could argue. So yes, I copped out, but in the end, it is a true statement. Here in American we have a bit of everything, so this is the cuisine I pick.  See, I’m tricky!

Now onto the dish!

Making this dish was pretty simple.  One of the ingredients is lemongrass. I have never seen lemongrass in any of my grocery stores.  I do have an Asian market in town, so I knew I could get it there.  But then I thought about the rest of you, can you easily acquire fresh lemongrass? I decided to just make your life, and if I’m honest, my life too, easier and buy the already chopped lemongrass in the herb section of my produce department.Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist

Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist

Thai Beef Noodles

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound beefsteak; sliced
  • 3 tbsp lemongrass
  • 1 tsp dried ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves; minced/grated
  • 2 tbsp high heat oil
  • 1 red bell pepper; sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper; sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper; sliced
  • 6 green onions , sliced
  • 1 cup carrots , chopped
  • 6 oz . green beans; trimmed
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce (use Gluten Free oyster sauce to make this dish GF)
  • 1/8 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts; broken
  • 1/4 cup cilantro; chopped
  • 12-14 oz pkg rice noodles; softened (see package directions

Instructions

  1. In a large pan or a wok, heat the oil over high heat.
  2. Add the lemongrass, garlic, and ginger, stir.
  3. Once fragrant (just a few seconds), add the beef, cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the bell peppers and green beans and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the veggies reach the desired doneness.
  5. Add the oyster sauce, brown sugar, cilantro, and peanuts. Mix well. Cook together for another 2 minutes.
  6. A handful or scoopful at at time, add the softened rice noodles. Do not add the all the noodles at once because they will clump and you won't be able to get them apart easily.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist Thai Beef Noodles ~ Quick and easy Thai inspired stir fry guaranteed to make your toss your take out menus ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Sarah
    February 9, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Looks easy and delicious!

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thank you Sarah, it really is. The bulk of the work is in the prep.

  • Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition
    February 9, 2015 at 4:27 am

    The ingredients picture is just beautiful! I love that the sauce in this recipe has minimal ingredients— that’s what intimidates me about Asian cooking!

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Katie, the ingredients pictures is my favorite too. I also am with you about all the ingredients for sauces…it can be cumbersome

  • Healing Tomato
    February 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

    This is a wonderful recipe. I really like Thai recipes with noodles. I will substitute the beef with Tofu and make this recipe.

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      I really think you will enjoy it HT, even with tofu! 😉

  • Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen
    February 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This looks delicious Michelle! 🙂 I love a good Stir Fry noodle recipe and I have a soft spot for Asian flavours! I love the colours of all the vegetables too…

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you Dini! Hope you enjoy it.

  • Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    February 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    This looks fantastic! I totally agree that “American” cuisine is so many different flavors. 🙂

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Yay! I love having someone else in my corner! Thank you!

  • Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    February 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    i absolutely adore Thai food. This recipe sounds amazing I definitely want to try it

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you Amanda! It’s a simple but pleasing recipe. Enjoy.

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
    February 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    oooh I love the flavors in this! Lemongrass and ginger? Oh, yeah. Plus you can never go wrong with green beans in a stir fry like this!

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you Lauren, I love the lemongrass and ginger combo too.

  • David @ CookingChat
    February 9, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    What a great looking plate of food! Yum!

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much David!

  • Laura
    February 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I usually dislike lemongrass in stir fries because it is rarely pulverized enough, so I am curious about trying the bottles stuff now. This looks yummy!

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I feel the same. Nothing worse than a bite of rough lemon grass! This stuff was tender and chopped well.

  • Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish
    February 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I love Thai food and always on the look out for recipes I can make at home. Pinning for later!

    • Michelle
      February 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      This one is really easy to do at home, enjoy it Suzy.

  • Nicole Neverman
    February 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    These beef noodles sound SO delicious! I adore Thai flavors so this is my kind of dish 🙂

    • Michelle
      February 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Nicole, hope you enjoy it.

  • Dan from Platter Talk
    February 10, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous, simple, and completely mouthwatering! Who could not love this dish?!

    • Michelle
      February 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      So kind Dan, so kind.

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food
    February 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I love Thai food. I havent cooked with fresh lemongrass before, I wonder if any of my supermarket carries it either, I will be on the look out. Nice to know there is a pre chopped version.

    • Michelle
      February 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      I am not a fan of dealing with fresh lemongrass, so I am happy with the tube. Hope you enjoy the dish.

  • Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    February 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Looks delicious and I’m glad to see you gave the prepared lemongrass a thumbs up! I can’t find the stalks often in my stores, so it’s good to have an option!

    • Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

      I’ll continue using the prepared lemongrass for quick dishes. I’ll save the real stuff for the fancier dishes.

  • Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    February 11, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Wonderful dish Michelle. You are becoming a master of Asian cooking 🙂

    • Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

      It’s my current obsession. But I feel some Mexican coming on soon.

  • christine
    February 11, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I am on such an Asian flavor kick lately, so this sounds like a perfect dinner for me!

    • Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      I’m on the same kick! I am making Korean beef tomorrow. I saw your post a bit ago and haven’t gotten it out of my head.

  • Nettie Moore
    February 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I have had such a hankering for Thai food, looks amazing!

    • Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      This will satisfy that craving! Thank you Nettie.

  • Katerina
    February 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I love Asian and these noodles are right up my alley!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Hope you enjoy it Katerina.