Korean-Style Steak and Noodles with Kimchi

An Asian-inspired noodle bowl recipe is the perfect healthy take on comfort food. This hearty dish is loaded with nutrition for under 350 calories.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang or 1 tsp. sriracha sauce

  • 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak

  • 8 ounce rice noodles, soba noodles, or cellophane noodles

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounce shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

  • 1 cup packaged julienned carrots or coarsely shredded carrots

  • 6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (white and green parts)

  • 2 cup fresh baby spinach

  • 1 cup kimchi, coarsely chopped

  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

  • Sriracha sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the first 5 ingredients (through gochujang). Reserve 3 Tbsp. of the sauce mixture; cover. Slice steak against the grain into very thin slices.* Add steak to the remaining sauce in the bowl; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, soak or cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well.

  3. Heat a large wok or very large skillet over high. Add 1 Tbsp. of the vegetable oil. Drain and discard marinade from meat. Add meat to hot oil in skillet. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until meat is just cooked though. Remove meat from wok.

  4. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to the wok. Add mushrooms, carrots, and green onions. Cook and stir over high 3 to 4 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add noodles, cooked meat, the spinach, and chopped kimchi. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until spinach is wilted and mixture is heated. Stir in the reserved soy sauce mixture. If desired, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve with additional kimchi and sriracha sauce.

*Tip

For easier slicing, wrap and freeze steak 30 to 45 minutes before cutting it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
10g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 6.8mg 34%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 532mg 11%
Folate, total 62.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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