Easy Beef Chow Mein
Chow mein is one of the simplest Chinese dishes to learn and anyone can make it. Beef, noodles, vegetables and seasonings are combined to make this delicious dish – great for lunch or dinner.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Total Time: 17 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stir Fry
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 1/2 oz (100g) can beansprouts, drained
- 7 oz (200g) soft noodles
- 3 1/2 oz (100g) beef, cut into strips
- 1/3 chopped red bell pepper
- 1/3 chopped carrot
- 1/2 chopped celery stalk
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- Salt, to taste
- White pepper, to taste
- 1 3/4 oz (50g) canned sliced bamboo shoots, drained (optional)
- 1 sliced green onion, for garnish (optional)
- Oyster sauce and sesame oil, to taste (optional)
- Stir-fry the beef, bell pepper, carrot and celery in 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok for 3 minutes, then remove to a dish.
- Add the rest of the oil to the wok and get it nice and hot.
- Add the noodles and beansprouts.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the beef and veggies back in, along with the bamboo shoots, and cook for 3 minutes more.
- Grind in some salt and white pepper, and add the soy sauce.
- You can also add a teaspoon or so of oyster sauce and/or sesame oil if you want.
- Stir-fry for another 3 minutes, then serve hot, garnished with green onions if liked.
- Change the amounts of soy sauce and other seasonings if you need to, if you have used more vegetables or more noodles. Just use your judgement with quantities.
- To liven your easy beef chow mein up, adding a few red pepper flakes works well.
- If you don’t have white pepper, use black pepper (although white is more authentic in this recipe).
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