Quick Mongolian Beef Noodles

This recipe has become our new family favorite as it is full of flavor and so easy to prepare. The addition of Hoison sauce gives the sauce a rich flavor that I really love. You can usually find Hoison sauce in your local grocery store in the section with the international foods. Because I am half Vietnamese, I have always had a bottle of Hoison sauce in the fridge as we use it in many of our Asian recipes. 

This recipe will be very salty if you do not use low sodium soy sauce, so make sure that you pick up a bottle of it along with your Hoison sauce and sesame seeds. Sesame seeds can easily be toasted in a frying pan on medium heat. Just make sure you stir with often and keep an eye on them as they can go from toasted to black really quickly. It will only take a few minutes to toast them in your pan. 

This is a great main dish that can easily be doubled. We make a double batch to feed four, but the portions are pretty hearty in size. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients...


1 lb. lean ground beef
4 tsp minced ginger
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp salt (for pasta water)
1 tbsp olive oil(for pasta water)
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup of beef broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 box of Linguine Noodles
cilantro, diced for garnish
toasted sesame seeds for garnish


1. In a medium skillet with high sides on the stovetop, brown the ground beef along with the ginger and garlic until beef is cooked through. Use the back of a wooden spoon to make sure meat is broken up well. Drain any fat and return the pan to the stovetop.

2.While the ground beef is cooking, get a pot of water started for your pasta noodles. Be sure to salt and olive oil to the water so that your noodles soak up that flavor and do not stick together.

3. Combine the remaining ingredients -- the soy sauce, beef broth brown sugar, red pepper flakes, pepper, and hoisin sauce in a small dish and pour into ground beef mixture.

4. Let them saute in the pan for about ten minutes to allow the ground beef to absorb the flavors.

5. Once your pasta is done cooking, transfer the noodles to the ground beef mixture. Mix thoroughly and allow to cook on medium-high for approximately ten minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Gently flip the mixture while you wait for the mixture to thicken.

6. Remove from heat and divide among pasta dishes. Sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro and sesame seeds. 

Top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds for the perfect noodle dish.