Beef noodle stir-fry is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is loaded with thinly sliced beef, peppers, mushrooms, onions and udon noodles.
Once Ryan and I got married we stopped celebrating our dating anniversary. I mean we have a wedding anniversary now so the dating one isn’t really needed right? Every so often though, January 17th comes around and I remember that it is our dating anniversary. Tomorrow Ryan and I have been together for…wait for it…EIGHTEEN YEARS.
Gosh just saying that makes me feel old. We’ve been together for more than half of my life and I still remember our first date like it was yesterday. We went to a Mongolian BBQ restaurant. One of those restaurants where you pick your meat, veggies and sauces and then they cook it on a grill right in front of you.
To this day it is still one of my favorite meals and this beef and noodle stir-fry is how I made mine that night and whenever we go. It is also how I like to make it at home whenever I get the craving. It’s loaded with thinly sliced beef, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and tons of garlic.
The key to getting this beef noodle stir-fry perfected is the slicing of the meat. It needs to be razor thin. To do that, I freeze the meat for a couple of hours and then use a very sharp knife to slice it as thin as I can get it. That way the meat cooks in a flash and the whole dish can be cooked in about 10 minutes.
And don’t forget the toppings. Ryan and the boys like to add a bit of hoisin sauce. I personally love a squeeze of sriracha and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Shannon GrahamJanuary 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm
I love seeing married couples who have been together for so long. It really is a testament to the fact that there’s still hope in this society. A great recipe came out of it too!
Gust Și AromăJanuary 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm
Wouldn’t mind having this for dinner tonight! It looks fantastic!
Kelsey RickertJanuary 17, 2017 at 7:27 am
I am excited to try this! I love stir fry!
Angie | Big Bear's WifeJanuary 17, 2017 at 6:48 am
Happy Anniversary!! 18 years is fantastic!! <3 Love the stir fry too!
DeeJanuary 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm
What a sweet way to celebrate your first date! I haven’t had this in ages, and I can’t wait to try it!
SharonJanuary 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm
I love how you remembered the meal to this day! Food is so powerful when it comes to memories! This stir fry looks perfect by the way!
Lora @savoringitalyJanuary 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm
How sweet you remember your first date! Happy Anniversary to the both of you! This beef noodle stir-fry looks so good and I can’t wait tot try it for the kids (they love dishes like this…just will cut out the spice!!)
ErrenJanuary 16, 2017 at 11:57 am
This looks delicious! Thank you for this!