Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 269KCAL

Tender pieces of beef and broccoli stir fried with crisp vegetables and noodles for a slimming friendly dinner that's ideal for Weight Watchers plans!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories269
  • Carbs33g
  • Protein24g
  • Fat4.3g
  • Saturates1.5g
  • Sugars5.8g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Beef and broccoli in a savoury soy and ginger Chinese-style sauce: the perfect fuss-free fakeaway that’s ready in only 25 minutes!

The fragrant, sticky sauce reminds us of the one you’d get from the takeaway that’s made with oil and sugar, but we’ve made some clever slimming swaps to keep it light: granulated sweetener adds the sweetness, and the fish and soy sauces create a rich, deep sauce that’s so moreish!We’ve used crisp fresh peppers, onions and broccoli, but you can throw in any leftover veggies you have in the fridge for a budget friendly dinner that is ideal for a weeknight or when you’re rushed for time.

We love a timesaving tip, and you can even freeze the beef and broccoli mix to speed things up next time, and just pop some noodles on the hob for a few minutes while you reheat!

What diets are these Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls suitable for?

This Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls recipe is suitable for dairy free diets. It can be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients for gluten free ingredients:

  • Egg noodles
  • Soy sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls?

We’ve used a few bits from the world foods aisle at the supermarket in this recipe, but they’re so handy to have in the cupboard because you’ll use them time and time again. Fish sauce can put a lot of people off, but it serves to add a richness and doesn’t taste ‘fishy’ at all when used in small quantities, it’s worth a try if you’ve not used it before!

Henderson’s Relish is similar to Worcestershire sauce but is gluten free, so we have used it in this recipe to make it suitable for a gluten free diet. It can be found in the condiments aisle.

How many calories are in these Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls?

There are 269 calories per portion in these Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray wok with low calorie cooking spray and place on medium to high heat.

Step 2

Add the stir fry beef strips and fry for 5 minutes until browned on both sides, push to one side then add the onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli and red pepper and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until softened.

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Step 3

In a bowl, add the granulated sweetener, soy sauce, fish sauce, Henderson’s Relish, water, salt and pepper and mix well.

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Step 4

Add the sauce mixture to the beef and vegetables and mix well. Add the spring onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is coating the meat and vegetables.

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Step 5

Cook the egg noodles following the instructions on the packet, then drain and divide between 4 bowls, top with the beef and broccoli and serve.

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What could I serve with these Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls?

This dish works well on its own or you could serve as part of a meal with some of our other fab Fakeaway recipes:

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How do you know when Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls are cooked?

You should cook this Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls until the sauce has thickened and is coating the meat and vegetables. This takes around 15 mins in total.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls?

Yes you can! The beef and broccoli mix can be frozen before adding the noodles, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Simply cook the noodles according to the packet instructions just before serving.

How do I reheat Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

Cook the egg noodles according to the packet instructions in the meantime.

 

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Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

Tender pieces of beef and broccoli stir fried with crisp vegetables and noodles for a slimming friendly dinner that's ideal for Weight Watchers plans!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 269
  • Carbs 33G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 300 g stir fry beef strips
  • 150 g dried egg noodles
  • 100 g tenderstem broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and grated
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and cut into strips
  • 2 cm piece of fresh root ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Spray wok with low calorie cooking spray and place on medium to high heat.
  2. Add the stir fry beef strips and fry for 5 minutes until browned on both sides, push to one side then add the onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli and red pepper and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until softened.
  3. In a bowl, add the granulated sweetener, soy sauce, fish sauce, Henderson's Relish, water, salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Add the sauce mixture to the beef and vegetables and mix well. Add the spring onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is coating the meat and vegetables.
  5. Cook the egg noodles following the instructions on the packet, then drain and divide between 4 bowls, top with the beef and broccoli and serve.

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CatherineWednesday 3rd February 2021

Which cookbook is this in? I have three PON books and I know this is on one but I can’t find it, and I much prefer cooking out of a book over a webpage!

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    LisaThursday 4th February 2021

    Hi Catherine
    This is one of our free, website exclusive recipes. It’s not in a book.

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MichelleTuesday 5th January 2021

I’ve yet to try this dish but I’ve just tried to get the ingredients together and I can’t find Henderson relish in my local Asda, is there an alternative I can use or will it taste ok without it?

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    SharonTuesday 5th January 2021

    Hi Michelle, you could use Worcestershire sauce as an alternative to Henderson’s Relish in this recipe. Hope that helps and that you enjoy this recipe.

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      MichelleWednesday 6th January 2021

      Thank you so much 🙂

      SharonWednesday 6th January 2021

      You’re welcome!

Sarah HarriesTuesday 1st December 2020

What could I use instead of fish sauce for this recipe?? I’m not a fan but love this dish

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    HollyWednesday 2nd December 2020

    Hi Sarah, you could use vegetarian fish sauce which has a much more subtle flavour or alternatively oyster sauce will work just great. As the recipe only uses 1tsp you could also omit and it will still taste okay. Hope that helps!

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