Korean Beef & Noodle Stir-Fry

Lunch / Dinner

Korean Beef & Noodle Stir-Fry

The sky’s the limit for stir-fry add-ins, especially with summer produce at its height. A bed of Asian noodles soaks up all these distinctly Korean flavors.

The key to any Korean meal is balance, and this stir-fry is no exception. Spicy kimchi [KIHM-chee], sweet snap peas, hot beef tenderloin, and crisp, cool radish slices — everything has an equal place in the tantalizing whole.

Kimchi gives this stir-fry signature Korean flavor. Developed as a way to preserve vegetables such as cabbage and radishes by pickling, kimchi is a pungent, spicy condiment served at nearly every Korean meal. You can find it at Asian markets and most grocery stores. It ranges from rather mild to super spicy, so use whatever heat level appeals to you.


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Test Kitchen Tip

Made from mung bean flour and water, mung bean noodles easily absorb the flavor of this dish since they have little flavor of their own.


Combine soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add beef, toss to coat, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain.

Heat 1 Tbsp. peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high until it shimmers. Add beef, reserving marinade. Cook beef to desired doneness, 34 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer beef to a plate and let rest.

Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. peanut oil in wok over high until it shimmers. Add onion and stir-fry 1 minute. Add kimchi, peas, and carrots; stir-fry until vegetables are heated through, 12 minutes.

Combine broth, cornstarch, and reserved marinade; add to wok and bring to a boil. Cook mixture until it thickens, 23 minutes. Return beef and juices to wok to heat through, 12 minutes.

Serve stir-fry over noodles and garnish with sesame seeds and radish slices.


To get a good sear and add beefy flavor to the stir-fry, first cook the beef in the wok over high heat.


Prepared kimchi is often already cut small enough that you can add it straight from the container.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 405

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15g 23%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 60mg 20%

Sodium 1192mg 49%

Carbs 41g 13%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 27g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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