Spicy Beef and Kale Noodles

This post is sponsored by Stubb’s BBQ.

Guys, I have been having so much stick to your ribs comfort food lately. It’s something I find very common in the fall. Fried chicken, pot roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing and next week is turkey day so more comfort food to go around. Not that I am complaining. It’s good, but sometimes it’s nice to break things up a bit and these Spicy Beef and Kale Noodles are just the thing to do it.

Who’s heard of Stubb’s BBQ?

Hah! Who am I kidding? Who hasn’t? I just love Stubb’s. Aside from being scrumptious, all of their products are all natural, gluten free and they never use artificial preservatives or colors.  I have been a big fan of their BBQ sauce for as long as I can remember.  But did you know that they have an entire line of marinades too? I was actually first introduced to them this past summer when I went down to Austin, where Stubb’s is headquartered, for BlogHer Food. And when it comes to marinating beef, chicken and pork, I haven’t looked back.

I kid you not, all summer long I was pretty much addicted. I would grab a cut of meat, stick it in whatever Stubb’s marinade I had on hand, let the flavors meld for a while and then grill it to perfection. But alas, gone are the warm grilling days of summer. No more letting the steaks marinate overnight for a BBQ the next day. Not in Seattle anyway.

But you know what, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop using the Stubb’s marinades all winter. These marinades make fantastic additions to quick meals too. Take these Spicy Beef and Kale Noodles. The whole meal comes together in under 30 minutes. I used the Stubb’s Beef Marinade, with soy, garlic and red pepper. I like it because I think has a bit of a kick to it and a little bit of an Asian flavor. I used it to cook the beef, onions and kale in, then threw in some noodles and tossed until the sauce coated everything. It was a quick and easy beef stir fry. Needless to say, the whole family gobbled it all up and it will now be a permanent member of our rotation.

Spicy Beef and Kale Noodles Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 (13.25) ounce whole grain thin spaghetti noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3/4 pound sirloin steak, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup Stubb's Beef Marinade
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch lancinato kale, stems removed chopped



Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.


Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onions, garlic and 1/2 cup of the marinade. Cook until beef is cooked through. Add in kale and remaining marinade. Cover and cook just until kale wilts, about 2 minutes. Stir. Add in cooked pasta and toss to combine. Serve.



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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    November 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This is a great quick meal, Des! We do have the Stubb’s bbq sauce, I should look for the marinade. I can see you get addicted to this easy and delicious meal, and who knows I’d be next cooking this dish frequently! ;)

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