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Sweet and sour beef noodles recipe

Sweet and sour beef noodles recipe

5 ratings

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this simple 5-ingredient sweet and sour beef noodle recipe. Stir-fry beef strips and peppers in a shortcut sauce and serve over egg noodles for an easy Chinese-inspired midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins
  • 439 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 250g dried medium egg noodles
  • 357g beef stir-fry strips
  • ½ tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 320g pepper stir-fry mix
  • 2 x 180g sweet and sour stir-fry sauce
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    6g 9%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 62.4g Protein 29.7g Fibre 5.9g


  1. Cook the noodles to pack instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok over a high heat until just smoking, then toss the beef strips in the oil and fry for 4-5 mins, moving them occasionally, until well browned; remove to a plate. Cook the stir-fry mix in the wok, stirring frequently, for 3-4 mins until tender. Add the beef and sauce and toss together for 1 min until warmed through.
  3. Serve the stir-fry on a bed of noodles with any remaining sauce drizzled over.

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