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Sticky Beef Noodles with Sesame Mushrooms

With our busy lives meals that serve double-duty are always a great idea. This Sticky Beef Noodles with Sesame Mushrooms only takes 30 minutes to prepare and you’ll get two meals from it. Enjoy the stir-fried beef in lettuce cups for dinner and transform it into a noodle salad for lunch the next day.

How long will it take?

30 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 4-6

What do I need?

  • 80ml sunflower or peanut oil
  • 350g small Swiss brown mushrooms
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 60ml dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 750g beef mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 ½ tbs grated ginger
  • 60ml honey
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 bunches broccolini, chopped and blanched
  • Lettuce cups to serve (for dinner)
  • ½ bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 150g egg noodles, cooked and cooled

How do I make it?

  1. Heat 2 tbs oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes until browned, then add sesame oil and 1tbs soy and toss to coat.
  2. Add sesame seeds and cook, tossing for a further 1-2 minutes, then set aside.
  3. Wipe pan clean and heat remaining oil.
  4. Cook mince, stirring, for 5-6 minutes until browned.
  5. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add honey, remaining soy, fish sauce, lime juice and ½ cup water. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced and mince is starting to caramelise.
  7. Toss through the broccolini.
  8. Reserve a third of the mixture and a third of the mushrooms for lunch, then serve remaining in lettuce cups topped with two-thirds of the spring onions for dinner.
  9. For lunch, combine reserved mince and mushrooms with the noodles and top with remaining spring onions.

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