Apricot Beef with Sesame Noodles

Apricot Beef with Sesame Noodles

Apricot Beef with Sesame Noodles


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1 beef top sirloin steak (about 1 pound)
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 packages (3 ounces each) uncooked ramen noodles
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups (6 ounces) snow peas
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into cubes
3/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup beef broth
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided


  1. Cut beef lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Combine beef, mustard and soy sauce in medium resealable food storage bag. Seal bag. Shake to evenly distribute marinade; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting seasoning packets.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of beef with marinade; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove to bowl. Repeat with remaining beef and marinade. Return beef to skillet. Add snow peas and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add noodles, preserves, broth, onions and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds. Cook 1 minute or until heated through. Top with remaining sesame seeds before serving.

Kitchen How-To

Toast sesame seeds in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.

Nutritional Information

Calories 690
Total Fat 25 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Carbohydrate 89 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 35 g
Sodium 2018 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 5
Vegetable 2
Meat 3
Fat 2-1/2

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