5-ingredient stir-fried udon noodles with spinach and beef

Based on 16 ratings

“This recipe is meant to be riffed on, so get crazy and feel free to toss thinly sliced garlic, chili, mirin, or sesame oil to the mix, or swap in some chopped seasonal mushrooms, ground pork, or even crumbled tempeh for beef.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
400 g udon noodles
300 g spinach
250 g ground beef
20 g ginger
80 ml soy sauce
vegetable oil
salt
pepper
water
scallion (for serving)
sesame seed (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • bowl
  • cooking spoon
  • fine grater
  • pot
  • sieve

Nutrition per serving

Cal
583
Protein
49 g
Fat
26 g
Carb
36 g
  • Step 1/4

    Heat some oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add spinach and sauté for approx. 4 min. Remove from heat and set aside, then wipe out pan.
    • 300 g spinach
    • vegetable oil
    • frying pan
    • tongs
    • bowl

    Heat some oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add spinach and sauté for approx. 4 min. Remove from heat and set aside, then wipe out pan.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat more oil in pan over medium-high and add beef, breaking up as you brown it, approx. 5 min. Grate ginger into the meat and season with salt and pepper. Add spinach and mix well to combine. Keep heat on low.
    • 250 g ground beef
    • 20 g ginger
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cooking spoon
    • fine grater

    Heat more oil in pan over medium-high and add beef, breaking up as you brown it, approx. 5 min. Grate ginger into the meat and season with salt and pepper. Add spinach and mix well to combine. Keep heat on low.

  • Step 3/4

    Bring a pot of water to boil and add udon noodles. Stir gently and let cook approx. 2 min., then drain.
    • 400 g udon noodles
    • water
    • pot
    • sieve

    Bring a pot of water to boil and add udon noodles. Stir gently and let cook approx. 2 min., then drain.

  • Step 4/4

    Add udon noodles and soy sauce to the pan with beef and spinach and cook, tossing constantly (and gently), until noodles are coated in a thick sauce. Serve immediately topped with sliced scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
    • 80 ml soy sauce
    • scallion (for serving)
    • sesame seed (for serving)

    Add udon noodles and soy sauce to the pan with beef and spinach and cook, tossing constantly (and gently), until noodles are coated in a thick sauce. Serve immediately topped with sliced scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!