Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce

This is probably one of my favorite pasta dishes. I came across this recipe over at Sherry's blog. I thought it would be something tasty and different but I had no idea just how delicious this was going to be. This is one of those dishes where you could literally eat the whole thing by yourself and still want more.

It was really easy to make and I found all the ingredients in my local grocery store, which is saying a lot. I am sure a few of you have figured out that the new base that we live at has very limited range of food. So I was pretty happy when I saw that the commissary actually sold hoisin sauce and vermicelli. However if you cannot find vermicelli you can use spaghetti instead. You might need to buy a few ingredients that you might not have on hand but it will be well worth it because you will be making this recipe again soon after. Oh yeah, it is that good.

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2-1 1/2 tsp. dry crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3/4 c. beef broth
  • 1/3 c. hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 8 oz vermicelli
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onion

  1. Cook pasta according to package and set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, drain and set aside.
  3. In the same pan pour in sesame oil and heat till hot. Add the onion , garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and saute until tender until tender.
  4. In a bowl combine cornstarch and beef broth, whisking until smooth.
  5. Stir broth mixture, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce into onion mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in ground beef.
  6. Add pasta to the pan and toss until covered in sauce, sprinkle with sliced green onions.

This post is submitted in
Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy & Low Calorie
Cooking Thursday

20 comments: said...

This recipe sounds sooo yummy and healthy too! Thanks for sharing!

ann low said...

Mmm...this is absolutely delicious and I can eat two servings ;D

Mhel said...

i love szechuan beef! love the spiciness and its savoriness. Good touch on the onions too! It added flavor and color as well to the dish!

Unknown said...

This looks great -- some lovely tasty sesame-hoisin flair with beef and vermicelli! I'm in! Thanks for sharing this LOVELY recipe.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'm keeping this one for sure! Looks delicious! Thanks for sending this to Presto Pasta Nights!

Ruth Daniels said...

I am drooling!!! Good thing I just bought some hoisin sauce. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I can't describe how delicious this looks. I am making a sister of the dish tonight but with meatballs.

I would be just as happy with your recipe.

elpi said...

noodles give us longer life, that's what my mama said. .I like this coz it's spicy

Katerina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This pasta looks delicious. I love Asian flavors. You have some very interesting recipes here.

Sarah said...

I have all of those ingredients in my kitchen now! I think I make this tonight for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

i do love hoisin sauce...this looks like a great way to use it...yum! your picture is great too! thanks for stopping by my place...i am so excited to see all the great pasta recipes on presto pasta night.


Julie said...

Stopping by from Presto Pasta Nights. This pasta looks delicious. Look forward to trying it soon.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. This recipe looks so "do-able", not to mention delicious. I love recipes that come together quickly and have ingredients that are accessible.

Kathleen said...

This look way yummy!!!

Julie said...

It really does look delicious, and I love that it uses ground beef!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Hi Kristin! My first time here. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

Your Szechuan noodles look delicious. Glad to hear you could find all the ingredients at the base. That's cool!

Joanne said...

No doubt in my mind, I could definitely eat this all in one sitting. The picture looks great!

Susan at said...

Oh my - this looks amazing. My husband loves spicy and I know my family would enjoy this. I need a new Asian recipe - haven't made anything like this in years. I can't wait!


Gayle S. said...

What can you use if it is a little to spicy? I like not hot spicy things. it looks so good , would love to try. Thanks

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

Gayle- I would suggest either omitting the red pepper flakes or only putting a pinch in if you don't like spicy foods. You will still get the flavor of the dish but minus the heat level.