Honey & sesame beef noodles

Honey & sesame beef noodles

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
A super-speedy, healthy stir-fry, easily halved to serve one for an after-work supper

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal420
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre8g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.45g
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  • 100g wholewheat noodles
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 125g pack purple sprouting broccoli (or Tenderstem), cut into short lengths
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 100g sugar snap pea, halved
  • 4 spring onions, cut into short lengths
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 175g lean rump steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp clear honey


  1. Cook the noodles in boiling salted water until just tender, then drain and rinse in cold water. Heat half the oil in a non-stick wok. Add the broccoli, peas and 2 tbsp water, then cover and steamfry for 3 mins. Remove the lid, add the spring onions and stir-fry for 2 mins, adding a splash more water if needed to cook the veg. Add the noodles and half the soy sauce and toss with the veg. Divide between 2 bowls and keep warm.

  2. Wipe out the wok and heat the remaining oil until smoking. Tip in the beef and stir-fry for 2 mins over a high heat, but don’t move it around too much initially or it will release liquid and stew rather than fry. Tip in the sesame seeds, cook for 1 min more, then add the honey. Toss to coat the beef well, then add the remaining soy and bubble briefly. Spoon over the vegetables and noodles and serve immediately.

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11th Oct, 2018
Loved this with peas instead of the sugar snaps and added a little chilli for heat.
17th Nov, 2017
Made a veggie version of this, using Quorn beef strips, and it was well-received. Cooked the noodles and added the veggies for the last two or three minutes (added cabbage as someone had eaten most of the broccoli.) Did the Quorn in a wok, added the spring onions and seeds for a couple of minutes, then added the honey, soy sauce and a splash of water, before mixing everything together.
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1st Jul, 2015
Very nice, quick to prepare. I added ginger and chilli to add a little heat.
25th Jan, 2015
Boyfriend and I loved this! I upped the veg compared to the noodles (I love broccoli and sugarsnaps and we are trying to shift a bit of weight) but it was all so moreish and delicious. A great alternative to a takeaway... cheaper, faster, healthier and still really yummy.
13th Mar, 2013
Love this dish. Cook this every other month at least. So quick, easy & mega tasty! Even my 6 year old loves it :)
12th Apr, 2012
Really good. I cooked the meat for two hours, and it was so tender. And the sauce of honey and soya was so amazing! I definitely has to cook this for the rest of my life now. ;)
20th Nov, 2011
Very nice - never try wholewheat noodles before and I prefer them now! Why not 5 *? I didn't find it very filling
10th Aug, 2011
This is absolutely delicious!! Used aged rump steak in the receipe - totally worth the extra
27th Jul, 2011
much potential here - of course me being me moved the meat around too much which did produce water and as a result the meat was a bit chewy. a lesson for next time.
15th Jun, 2011
Rating is pre-filled as 4 yet wanted to give 5.Very nice.Knew anything with red meat would keep my guy happy even if noodles (pasta) was involved.Was a treat so fillet steak - there wasn't much but enough - noodles were straight to wok (garlic ones) - used sugar snaps & courgettes which was what I had.Have been instructed to do it again.


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