Beef Chow Mein – Tasty Stir-Fry Adventure

Beef Chow Mein is like a tasty stir-fry adventure from China that you can make right in your kitchen. Imagine thin, tender slices of beef, colorful veggies, and yummy noodles all mixed up. It’s like a flavor party in your mouth and a fun cooking project rolled into one. Perfect for when you want a delicious homemade dinner!
I must order beef chow mein whenever I go out to a restaurant in China. There is simply nothing more satisfying than that combination of savory meats, tender noodles, and colorful vegetables. You’ll get the same great restaurant flavor, but in the comfort of your own home, thanks to this recipe.

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Ingredients:

For the Beef:

  • Thinly sliced flank steak (1/2 pound)
  • A pinch of sugar (1/4 teaspoon)
  • A dash of sesame oil (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Low-sodium soy sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Cornstarch (1 teaspoon)

For the Chow Mein:

  • A tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces of dry chow mein noodles
  • Thinly sliced yellow onion (1/2 cup)
  • Shredded or julienned carrots (1/2 cup)
  • Thinly sliced celery (1/4 cup)
  • Minced garlic (1 teaspoon)
  • Shredded cabbage (1 cup)
  • Low-sodium soy sauce (2 tablespoons)
  • Sugar (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • Low-sodium beef broth (1/4 cup)
  • Cornstarch (1 teaspoon)
  • Sesame oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Sliced green onion tops (1/4 cup, only the dark green part)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions to Make Beef Chow Mein:

For the Beef:

Beef Chow Mein

For the Chow Mein:

  • Cook the dry chow mein noodles just like the package says. Drain them and set them aside.
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  • Get a big pan or wok all heated up with some vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated beef and stir-fry it until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Once done, remove the beef from the skillet and set it aside.
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  • Separate the chopped onion, shredded carrots, softened celery and minced garlic in a similar pan. Stir Fry vegetables in batches for several minutes, until they soften.
beef chow mein
  • Get your shredded cabbage in the pan, and stir-fry it until all the veggies are fully cooked.
  • Mix with the low-sodium soy sauce, sugar, beef bone broth, and cornstarch in a separate bowl.
  • Pour this sauce mixture into the pan and stir thoroughly. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Put the cooked noodles into the pan and mix everything. Mix some sesame oil into it.
  • Lastly, cook the beef back into the pan and stir to mix it up. If you prefer, mix in salt and pepper according to your taste.
  •  Lastly, cook the beef back into the pan and stir to mix it up. If you prefer, mix in salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Garnish with sliced green onion tops.

Variations and Substitutions:

  • Feel free to add other vegetables you like, such as bell peppers or snap peas.
  • You can use chicken or shrimp instead of beef for a different flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicy kick, add red pepper flakes or sriracha sauce.

Why This Recipe Works:

Beef Chow Mein is a balanced meal with protein from the beef, fiber from the vegetables, and carbohydrates from the noodles. The savory sauce ties everything together for a delicious and satisfying dish.

Equipment:

You’ll need

Storage:

For up to 3 days, keep your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Serve with:

Beef Chow Mein is awesome by itself, but it’s also cool with rice or a green salad on the side. So you can eat it just as it is or with these tasty extras. No matter how you enjoy it, this dish is here to make your taste buds happy.

It’s a quick and easy way to enjoy Beef Chow Mein at home.

Happy Cooking!

Beef Chow Mein

Beef Chow Mein ( Healthy and Tasty Recipe)

c5453b9f1a3ca50f7be1b51c8233ae17?s=30&d=mm&r=gAngela A. Pierce
Beef Chow Mein is like a tasty stir-fry adventure from China that you can make right in your kitchen. Imagine thin, tender slices of beef, colorful veggies, and yummy noodles all mixed up. It's like a flavor party in your mouth and a fun cooking project rolled into one. Perfect for when you want a delicious homemade dinner!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • ½ pound Thinly sliced flank steak
  • ¼ tsp A pinch of sugar
  • ¼ tsp A dash of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch

For the Chow Mein:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces dry chow mein noodles
  • ½ cup Thinly sliced yellow onion
  • ½ cup Shredded or julienned carrots
  • ¼ cup Thinly sliced celery
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 cup Shredded cabbage
  • 2 tbsp Low-sodium soy sauce
  • tsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • ¼ cup Sliced green onion tops
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

For the Beef:

  • In a bowl, mix the sugar, sesame oil, low-sodium soy sauce, and cornstarch. That's your tasty marinade!
  • Add the thinly sliced flank steak to this mixture and let it sit for about 15 minutes to soak up those delicious flavors.

For the Chow Mein:

  • Cook the dry chow mein noodles just like the package says. Drain them and set them aside.
  • Get a big pan or wok all heated up with some vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated beef and stir-fry it until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Once done, remove the beef from the skillet and set it aside.
  • Separate the chopped onion, shredded carrots, softened celery and minced garlic in a similar pan. Stir Fry vegetables in batches for several minutes, until they soften.
  • Get your shredded cabbage in the pan, and stir-fry it until all the veggies are fully cooked.
  • Mix with the low-sodium soy sauce, sugar, beef bone broth, and cornstarch in a separate bowl.
  • Pour this sauce mixture into the pan and stir thoroughly. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Put the cooked noodles into the pan and mix everything together. Mix some sesame oil into it.
  • Lastly, cook the beef back into the pan and stir to mix it up. If you prefer, mix in salt and pepper according to your taste.

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