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Beef Pad Thai

This quick and easy take on beef pad Thai gives you juicy beef sirloin, slippery pad Thai noodles, and an incredibly flavorful sauce tied together in a delicious, complete meal in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Thai
Keyword: noodles, stir fry, takeout
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Small bowls (2)
  • Large skillet


For the Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar

For the Pad Thai

  • 8 ounces pad thai noodles
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red chili sliced
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger grated
  • 4 scallions sliced, white & green parts divided
  • 1 pound sirloin thinly sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • peanuts without shells, for garnish


  • In small bowl, mix together ingredients for sauce. Set aside.
    Pad Thai sauce in a small glass mixing bowl
  • Cook noodles according to instructions on package. Drain and set aside.
    Pad Thai noodles in a saucepan
  • Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, red chili, ginger, and white parts of scallions to pan. Sauté one minute, or until fragrant.
    Garlic and red chilis in a skillet
  • Add sirloin to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
    Thinly sliced beef in skillet with garlic and red chilis
  • Once sirloin is cooked, push everything to edges of pan to create well in center. Break egg into well and scramble, then mix everything together.
    Beef and scrambled egg in large skillet
  • Add noodles to pan, followed by pad Thai sauce. Cook until noodles absorb sauce, approximately 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
    Noodles and pad Thai sauce in large skillet with beef and red chilis
  • Once noodles absorb majority of pad Thai sauce, stir in bean sprouts. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
    Beef pad thai with bean sprouts in large skillet
  • Portion beef pad Thai onto plates. Garnish with peanuts and green parts of scallions. Serve hot.


Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect the information for 1 serving out of 4. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire finished recipe. Divide the total weight of the recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 825mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 22g