Spicy Korean Beef Noodles is spicy Korean dish that will become a staple in your home. I love korean steak dishes (a) because I cannot resist tender steak pieces and (b) because it is an easy one pan dish that you can have ready in an hour. If you are a fan of mushrooms, the added flavor to the steak and noodle bites will be irresistible. You will love making this dish for your family.
Tenderizing Swiss Steak
Swiss Steak is generally a tough cut of meat from a beef round that takes some additional steps to enjoying a more tender bite when making in a dish such as Spicy Korean Beef. The cut of this steak is sliced, which will mean less cook time. A couple tips to follow when tendering your Swiss Steak for this dish:
- Thin Cut: When you are slicing your steak, be sure to slice thin. 1/4 inch is a good margin to slice in. If you want even more tender pieces of beef, you can slice thinner.
- Against the Grain: Notice the muscle fibers in the beef and the alignment, slice against the lines. You are slicing through the fibers which will result in your swiss steak being more tender.
- Quick Sear: A quick sear to your swiss steak will keep it from being over cooked and ultimately being tough. Do not overcook.
This dish was made with ramen noodle packs, which ultimately gave it amazing flavor but was used to get rid of them in our cupboard. We suggest to make this with fewer calories, and more vegetables use spiralized zucchinis. The spiralized zucchini will give this dish a moist texture and taste great with the spicy beef. You can utilize beef bouillon cubes to obtain more beef flavor. Another possible way to lighten this dish is by using whole wheat spaghetti noodles. These are more nutritious than the ramen noodles but will still give you a carbohydrate for your meal.
To prepare the Korean Beef in a small bowl whisk together the gochujang, green onions, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and sugar.
Divide the sauce in half and add one half of the sauce into a ziploc bag with the Swiss Steak.
Put the Swiss steak into a ziplock bag and chill for atleast 30 minutes or overnight. Cover the remaining of the sauce and chill.
After the steak has finished marinading drizzle the oil into a large pan, heat to a medium-heat temperature and transfer the steak from the ziploc bag to the heated pan.
(Set aside the rest of the sauce in the ziploc bag.)
Cook the steak for 5-8 minutes or until the steak is brown.
Remove the steak from the pan to a cutting board.
Set the steak aside.
Add the onions, mushrooms, ramen noodles, ramen seasoning, and the sauce from the Ziploc bag to the pan and add the water to the pan until it starts to simmer. Once the noodles are tender and the mushrooms have tenderized add the sliced steak and the rest of the sauce to the pan and serve.
Spicy Korean Beef Noodles
- 3 lbs Swiss steak room temp
- 2 TBSP oil
- 4 TBSP Korean chile paste Gochujang
- 2 TBSP green onions thinly sliced
- 2 TBSP soy sauce
- 2 TBSP rice vinegar
- 3 TBSP minced garlic
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 TBSP sesame oil
- 4 tsp sugar
- 3 packages of beef ramen include seasoning packet and 2 cups water
- 1/2 white onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 C mushrooms (sliced
- Whisk together the gochujang, green onions, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl.
- Divide the sauce in half.
- Add one half of the sauce into a ziploc bag.
- Put the Swiss steak into the bag.
- Seal the bag.
- Put it in the refrigerator to chill. (from 30 minutes or up to overnight.)
- Cover the remaining of the sauce and chill.
- Drizzle the oil into a large pan.
- Heat to a medium-heat temperature.
- Transfer the steak from the ziploc bag to the heated pan.
- (Set aside the rest of the sauce in the ziploc bag.)
- Cook the steak for 5-8 minutes or until the steak is brown.
- Remove the steak from the pan to a cutting board.
- Set the steak aside.
- Add the onions, mushrooms, ramen noodles, ramen seasoning, and the sauce from the ziploc bag to the pan.
- Add the water to the pan until it starts to simmer.
- Cook this in the pan for 5-7 minutes.
- Make sure that the noodles are cooked through.
- With the steak still on the cutting board begin to slice the steak into 1/2 inch slices.
- Add the steak and the rest of the sauce to the pan.
- Continue to cook until the steak is hot.
- Garnish with green onions.