Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups beef mixture and 1 cup noodles)

The delicate flavor and texture of rice sticks balances the highly seasoned beef. You can also serve the steak with basmati rice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions.

Step 2

While noodles cook, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, five-spice powder, and steak in a large bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced green onions and garlic; saute 30 seconds. Add beef mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato wedges, green onion pieces, and chopped basil; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Ratings & Reviews

Its ok

June 04, 2016
Chinese 5 spice is strong, so I would cut back a bit. Loved the tomatoes in it. Added white onion to it as I like onions and meat together. Quick and easy, didnt dirty every pan in the house. Would use rice instead of rice noodles. All in all, not sure I would make again, I have mongolian recipes I like better, but a good starter recipe for anyone starting out with chinese food.

smithker's Review

November 05, 2013
I made this last night and my husband and both thought it was good. I followed the recipe as is except I had to leave out the basil (didn't have any). That being said we both thought it was lacking something. It was good, but not great. Will probably not be making this again simply because I have many other recipes I like much more.

SpiffyCat's Review

March 06, 2013
I really enjoyed this meal and so did my husband. I also thought the tomatoes were too much and substituted red pepper for the 2nd one. Any veggie could be used here instead of tomatoes. Very tasty.

mccrearyacres's Review

September 22, 2011
Made this for dinner 2 nights ago & everyone is fighting over the leftovers! I decided to marinate the meat in the Hoisin Sauce mixture & it was delicious! Didn't use low-sodium soy sauce and no one in my family found it to be too salty. Added veggies because I thought it needed them--mushrooms & pea pods. Yummy dinner!

Zamboni's Review

July 29, 2011
We really enjoyed this recipe, though I did change things up a bit. My market didn't have flank steak, so I opted instead for skirt steak, which was a bit on the pricey side... but really worth it and oh-so-tender. I wonder if the flank would have come out so tender. I marinated the meat in the hoisin/5 spice/soy mixture for a few hours, which could have helped with the tenderness (I recommend doing this if you can!). I added extra veggies, as some people suggested: broccoli, red bell pepper and snap peas. Followed the recipe otherwise. All in all, delicious! My boyfriend raved, and I'm likely to make again (probably with the wonderful skirt steak!).

devilgal's Review

March 21, 2011
My husband and I both loved it. I also added snow peas and shiitake mushrooms since we are trying to eat more vegetables.

redlildevil69's Review

September 19, 2010
didn't really care for the tomatoes if i did make this recipe i would use broccoli instead

JenNPuddy's Review

June 14, 2010

coastcooker's Review

April 02, 2010
This receipe is insanely good. Plus it is quick and easy...how much better does it get??!?!?!?!

Goldberg's Review

February 26, 2009
We made this recipe as directed except with the addition of some red peppers. It was tasty, but I don't think it will make it to the rotation because we have a couple other stir fry type recipes from cooking light that we like more.