Sichuan Pepper Beef & Broccoli Noodles

Beef mince is the weeknight hero ingredient to get behind. Here, we’re really giving it a whammy of flavour with the numbingly good Sichuan peppercorns and a simple but killer sauce. The broccoli adds crunch and freshness – you could also try broccolini or bok choy.

20 minutes
20 minutes

1 packet (about 270g or 9.5 oz) dried udon noodles

3 tsp Sichuan peppercorns*

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, sliced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 long red chillies, finely sliced

500g (1 lb) beef mince

200g (7 oz) broccoli, cut into small florets

¼ cup oyster sauce

¼ cup soy sauce

½ cup spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

1 tbsp sesame oil

chilli flakes, to serve

  • Step 1

    Cook the udon noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and rinse under running water to cool.

  • Step 2

    While your noodles are cooking, toast your Sichuan peppercorns in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat until they just start to smoke. Use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to grind to a fine powder.

  • Step 3

    When your noodles are cooked, heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and stir-fry for about a minute. Add the beef and Sichuan pepper powder and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the beef is just cooked – I like to spread the beef out in the pan then leave it to get a nice golden char. Add broccoli, cooked noodles, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes until well combined, the noodles are evenly coated with the sauce and the broccoli is tender. Toss through the spring onions. Remove from heat and then toss through the sesame oil. Season with chilli flakes to taste.

  • Notes

    – Sichuan peppercorns are available in the spice section at many major supermarkets or at your Asian grocer.

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What our customers say

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)
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Quick, easy, and super delicious

August 24, 2023

This was really yummy. I didn’t have dry udon noodles, so I substituted Thai wheat noodles from Trader Joe’s (popular food store in the U.S.). I par-cooked the broccoli with the onions and garlic because I like my broccoli a little more done. I added the onions and broccoli back to the pan when the beef was cooked. Everything else was prepared as noted. So delicious!

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Stacey M.


January 23, 2023

Everything is good

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