Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

A fascinating blend of flavorings add intrigue to asparagus and beef, while ramen noodles bring speed.

Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dark Asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 3 ounce packages beef-flavored ramen noodles
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin, thinly sliced across grain
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, diagonally cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Make It

1. In cup, mix soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, ginger, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, the cornstarch and red pepper flakes. In medium-size saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add noodles with only one of the seasoning packets, the scallion and the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Remove from heat; let stand, covered.

2. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Add sirloin and garlic. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Remove beef. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add asparagus; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir soy sauce mixture. Add beef and soy sauce mixture to skillet. Stir-fry about 1 minute or until thickened. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with noodles.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 503, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 93, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 38, sodium (mg): 1338, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.