4tablespoonshoisin sauceif you can find low-sodium, I recommend it.
½teaspoonground black pepper
½teaspoonred pepper flakesoptional
10ouncesnoodleslinguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti
In a large skillet with high sides brown the ground beef on the stovetop. Add the ginger and garlic the last 2 minutes of browning the ground beef. Break up the meat as it cooks.
While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. (I recommend you do not salt the water.) Drain.
Drain the ground beef and return it to the skillet along with the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, pepper, and hoisin sauce. Stir to combine.
Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add it to the ground beef mixture. Stir and bring the mixture to a low boil. After the sauce has thickened slightly add the drained noodles to the beef mixture. Stir to combine.
Allow the noodles to sit in the sauce a few minutes to absorb flavor. Serve hot with a garnish of sliced green onions.