Beef Pineapple Noodle


If you like a kick of spice, then be sure to add the Thai chili pepper to these easy-to-make noodle dish. Sweet and juicy pineapple is a wonderful balance with tender stir-fried beef. Brought to you in partnership with Osteoporosis Canada.

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Beef Pineapple Noodle

  • Author: Think Beef
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 500 g (1 lb) Beef Strip Loin or Top Sirloin Grilling Steak
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 8 oz (250 g) rice stick noodles (Pad Thai-style noodles, 5 mm thick)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup julienned cucumber
  • Hoisin sauce (optional)


  1. Slice steak as thinly as possible against the grain and place in bowl. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil, garlic, gin-ger, salt and chili pepper (if using) and toss to coat; set aside.
  2. Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again and set aside.
  3. Whisk together broth, lime juice, fish sauce and curry paste. Heat a large deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sear beef until browned all over and transfer to plate. Add remaining oil and sauté noodles for 1 minute. Add broth mixture and pineapple chunks; bring to a boil. Return beef to noodles and toss well to coat and heat through. Stir in cilantro leaves and mint (if using).
  4. Top each serving with sliced sweet red pepper and cucumber to serve. Drizzle each with hoisin sauce if de-sired.


Per Serving (1/4 recipe): 470 calories, 12g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 58g carbs, 2g fibre, 9g sugars, 29g protein. %DV: vitamin A 5%, vitamin C 52%, calcium 2%, iron 21%.
Note: Calcium per serving is 20 mg

Tip: For easier slicing freeze the steak for about 15 minutes to firm up.



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