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Beef Pan Fried Noodles

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Beef Pan Fried Noodles are made with the help of your Instant Pot. They are better than what you’d order at a Chinese restaurant! This dinner makes a heaping pile of stir fried beef and vegetables in a savory sauce with noodles. 


  • 1 pound beef stir fry meat
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar (I used Nakano seasoned roasted garlic)
  • 2 (3 oz) packages of ramen noodles
  • 4 Tbsp canola or peanut oil
  • Half of a head of cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • half of a red or yellow onion
  • 2 carrots

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper


  1. Marinate the meat: Add the meat to a medium bowl Add in the 4 tsp of cornstarch, kosher salt and 1 Tbsp vinegar. Toss with your hands to coat the beef evenly. Set aside.
  2. Cook noodles: Pour 2 cups of water in the Instant Pot. Add in the 2 packages of noodles (discard the seasoning packet). Cover Instant Pot and secure lid. Set manual/pressure cook button to zero minutes. When time is up move the valve to venting and remove the lid. Drain and set aside in a colander to dry.
  3. Prepare vegetables: While the noodles are cooking prepare your vegetables. Chop the cabbage mince the ginger, mince the garlic, slice the onion, peel and slice the carrots into matchsticks. Set aside.
  4. Make the sauce: In a small bowl whisk together the beef broth, low sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, 1 tsp rice vinegar, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, sugar and white pepper. Set aside.
  5. Cook beef: Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in 1 Tbsp of the oil. Add the beef and spread out in a single layer using tongs. Let cook for 30 seconds undisturbed. Flip to cook the other side until browned. Stir until cooked through. Move meat to a plate and set aside. 
  6. Cook vegetables: Add in remaining 2 Tbsp of the oil. Add in the onion, cabbage, carrots, ginger and garlic. Toss well to coat in oil. Cook for a couple minutes, until veggies start to soften. 
  7. Sauce it up: Add in the sauce. Stir until sauce thickens. Add in the beef and the noodles. Toss everything together. Turn off Instant Pot.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot