Asian steak and noodles

Total Time
28 min
20 min
8 min
A small amount of pepper flakes is needed to balance the sweetness of the hoisin and the ginger. Look for lo mein noodles in your supermarket’s Asian-food section; if you can’t find them, use soba noodles or fettuccine, or try to order some online for future use. This recipe also features lean flank steak, sesame oil, red and green bell peppers, and scallions. Feel free to throw in other crunchy veggies, like carrots and celery, if you'd like. We call for broiling the steak, which makes this recipe quick and easy with minimal cleanup, but check your steak regularly as the cooking times for broilers may not be accurate, depending on the strength of yours.


Less sodium soy sauce

2½ Tbsp

Sherry (dry or sweet)

1 Tbsp

Fresh ginger

½ tsp, grated, peeled, fresh ginger


1 clove(s), minced

Uncooked lean flank steak

1 pound(s), trimmed of all visible fat

Uncooked wheat soba noodles

8 oz, or lo mein

Hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp

Dark sesame oil

1 tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes


Bell pepper

1 item(s), medium, red, seeded and thinly sliced

Bell pepper

1 item(s), medium, green, seeded and thinly sliced


2 medium, thinly sliced


  1. In a shallow baking dish, mix 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, the sherry, ginger, and garlic. Add the steak, turning to coat. Let stand 20 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper. Then add the bell peppers and scallions; toss to combine.
  3. Spray a broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler. Broil the steak 5 inches from the heat until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the steak registers 160°F for medium, 145°F for medium-rare, about 4 minutes on each side for medium. Thinly slice the steak on the diagonal across the grain into about 24 slices. Divide the noodles and vegetables among 6 plates; top with the steak slices.