Hot & spicy beef noodles

By Hannah Lewry, 4 December 2020

In the mood for something with a bit of spice? Something that feels like takeaways that you can whip up at home? These hot and spicy beef noodles are perfect – and so easy to make, thanks to the new Asian range from Woolworths.


Hot & spicy beef noodles

Prepare 700 g free-range rump or sirloin steak by spreading 1-2 T Woolies gochujang (a sweet and spicy chilli paste) evenly over each side and leaving it to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature. Cook 200 g Woolworths brown vermicelli noodles by soaking them in boiling water in a bowl for 5 minutes until tender. Drain and reserve for serving. Panfry or chargrill 80 g each of Tenderstem™ broccoli, baby corn and mange tout; set aside. Panfry the steak in 2 T sesame oil for 3-4 minutes a side, or to your liking. Leave to rest before slicing. To serve, place the drained noodles in a serving dish, add the veggies and the sliced steak and drizzle with pan juices. Serve with shelled edamame beans, fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime. (Serves 2)

Still hungry? Try these two dishes as starters or sides:

1. Spicy prawn skewers: coat Woolworths defrosted 500 g uncooked and peeled large prawns in 2-3 T Korean chilli glaze and toss with 2 T sesame oil. Thread onto skewers and braai or fry on a hot grill until cooked through. Serve hot.

2. Tangy & crunchy slaw: Combine shredded purple cabbage, sliced cucumber, shelled Edamame and julienne carrots in a bowl and dress with Woolies Vietnamese dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Videographer and editor: Sadiqah Assur

Hannah Lewry

Article by Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.
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    Carol Heine
    7 January 2021

    Unfortunately the ingredients are not available in store (Cresta) or online.
    I’m referring to Vietnamese dressing and gochujang.