Chinese Beef and Noodles

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Chinese Beef and Noodles

This week’s recipe comes from Fiona Wilcock.

Chinese beef and noodles

Similar to a stir fry, this is a quickly prepared meal, and can be made easier by using ready prepared ‘cheats’ chopped ginger, garlic and frozen onions. Vary it by using seasonal ingredients, for example a few stalks of asparagus, or peppers. Any frying steak will do so long as it is cut finely.

If you have swallowing difficulties this may not be the best meal for you unless you chop everything really finely.

Download the recipe sheet here.

No of servings 2 Preparation time 10 minutes. Cooking time 20 minutes

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
160g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
4 asparagus stalks, chopped into 3cm lengths, (optional)
160g frying steak, cut into 1 cm wide strips
1 tbsp flour or cornflour if you can’t have gluten
1 tsp chinese five spice
1 tbsp soy sauce 0r tamari if you can’t have gluten
250ml beef stock
300g (2 sachets) medium, straight to wok noodles or rice noodles if you can’t have gluten
1 head (around 160g) pak choi, quartered lengthwise, or other greens roughly chopped


1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized, non-stick sauté pan or wok and fry the onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Stir in the mushrooms, and fry for 2-3 minutes to start to soften.
3. Meanwhile place the flour, spice and strips of steak in a clean food bag and shake until the steak is coated.
4. Stir the seasoned steak into the mushroom and onion mix and cook for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat to
just brown the steak.
5. Pour the stock and soy sauce over the mixture, add asparagus if
used. Stir, cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
6. There should still be lots of fairly runny sauce but add a little
water if you have a rather thick sauce.
7. Now stir in the noodles, and place the pak choi on top.
8. Cover and cook over a low heat until the pak choi is just wilted.
9. Serve in two warmed bowls at once.

The complete dish is not suitable for storage., so enjoy it straight away!

Nutritional analysis
Data is per portion, Not including optional asparagus, . And takes account of cooking losses.
Energy kcal 474 Protein g 30.6
Carbohydrate g 67.2 Fibre g 7.4
Of which sugars g 4.6 Salt g 2.7
Fat g 11.1 Iron mg 5.0
Of which saturates g 2.2 Zinc mg 4.6
Beef is a great source of iron which helps make blood cells and zinc which helps the immune system. Both are
involved in maintaining cognitive function (our mental abilities such as thinking, reasoning, problem solving).

Food safety advice
Always wash your hands, work surfaces, utensils and chopping boards before starting to cook.
Allergen information: Contains: gluten (wheat ) (unless suggested alternatives used), Soya

Copyright Fiona Wilcock 2020