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Think you can only get good noodles at takeout places? Think again! This spicy Szechuan Beef Noodle dish packs a bite and is stocked full of crunchy veggies for the perfect fast weeknight dinner recipe.
Some nights it’s good to test those taste buds. Give them a little work out. Treat them to a little heat. And this dinner does just that. That, and well, I’m liberal with the pepper. This down and dirty weeknight stir fry packs a punch and doesn’t require anything too fancy from the market. Sure you may have to hunt down a spicy pepper or two, but after that, most of the ingredients are in your pantry, or like with all stir fry’s, can be substituted on the fly.
So go on, make ’em sweat.
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Spicy Szechuan Beef Noodles
- 1 lbs dried Chinese noodles or a flat pasta
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion minced
- 1 small red chile pepper such as fresno, seeded and minced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and minced
- 2 tspn szechuan pepper or red pepper flakes
- 1 tspn Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup tamari or dark soy sauce
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 1 bunch green beans
- 1 bunch scallions thinly sliced on an angle
- Sriracha for serving
- Cook the noodles in salted boiling water according to direction on package. Drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over high heat until smoking. Turn to coat pan.
- Add the beef, and cook, breaking up into smaller chunks, for 3 minutes.
- Add the onion, chile, garlic, ginger, Szechuan pepper, and five-spice powder to the beef.
- Cook until onion is softened and beef is cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes longer. Add the red pepper and green beans and cook until crunchy.
- Add the noodles to the beef and veggie mixture. Stir in the tamari sauce.
- Remove from heat and toss with the scallions.
- Serve with additional chili sauce on the side.
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