Dinner does not get easier than this Easy Beef Stir Fry with Noodles! This is a one skillet recipe made with simple ingredients and a sweet garlicky soy sauce. You will love these Beef Pan Fried Noodles!

‘Tis the season… to not know what the heck to make for dinner! We have been ordering carryout a lot lately because we are so busy and keep forgetting to meal plan.

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

And honestly, it’s a bummer to spend so much on carryout from a Chinese restaurant when you can make a delicious carryout-style meal at home for 1/3rd of the cost!

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

This yummy Asian beef noodles recipe is made using one large skillet: it’s the perfect quick weeknight meal. In this recipe, I combine tender juicy beef, noodles, white or yellow onion, cabbage and a delicious sweet and savory sauce with plenty of garlic!

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

For those of you that hail from my native town of Jefferson City, this dish is based on the house beef recipe from Hunan restaurant, my all-time favorite Chinese food.

Their version of the dish is a simple beef and cabbage served over rice. In this recipe, I add a few extra things to their base recipe and serve with noodles to make it a complete meal.

But of course, you can serve the beef, cabbage and sauce over rice if that is your preference!

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

As always, consider this a starting point for your recipe. If you have extra veggies, add them! Just sauté them alongside the cabbage. Here are some delicious suggestions that will pair perfectly with this beef stir fry:

  • bean sprouts
  • snow peas
  • bell peppers
  • bok choy
  • Chinese broccoli
Beef Pan Fried Noodles

For this recipe, I used Fortune Yaki Soba noodles. These are awesome in lo mein style dishes. But, use what you have! You can use rice noodles or another brand of lo mein style noodles.

If you love this recipe, I think you will also enjoy this Asian Chicken Rice bowl!

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

Beef Pan Fried Noodles

Yield: Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These pan fried noodles with beef are easy to make with a sweet garlic sauce!


  • 2.5 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • ½ white onion, diced fine
  • ¼ head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 pound lean beef, cut into thin slices (flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin steak)
  • 12 ounces Fortune Yaki-Soba Stir Fry Noodles or cooked spaghetti noodles

For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup green onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • optional toppings: additional diced green onions, sesame seeds, crushed red pepper flakes


  1. To a large non-stick skillet, add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot and sizzling.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant.
  3. Add cabbage and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until the cabbage is slightly wilted.
  4. Remove onions and cabbage from pan and allow to rest on a large plate.
  5. Return skillet to burner and add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot and sizzling.
  6. Add beef to skillet and sear for 3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Remove steak strips from skillet and allow to rest on a separate plate.
  8. Return skillet to burner and add remaining ½ tablespoon sesame oil. Heat over low-medium heat.
  9. Now, we build the sauce. Add green onions and sauté for 1 minute. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, scraping the bottom of the pan frequently.
  10. Reduce burner to low heat. Add soy sauce, sugar and black pepper and stir vigorously to combine. The sauce will thicken quickly, stir for about one minute.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare the Yaki-Soba noodles according to package directions to soften, then add to the sauce. Allow to simmer and stir in the sauce until well coated, then add onions, cabbage and beef.
  12. Toss to combine, serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1000Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 166mgSodium 3328mgCarbohydrates 83gFiber 7gSugar 20gProtein 71g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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