Beef chow mein is an amazing dish. Not everyone can make this but here on this article i will be teaching you on how to make it easy and without stress loaded with tender beef, flavorful vegetables and fried noodles.

Beef Chow Mein Recipes

Prep time : 10mins

Cook time : 10mins

Total time : 20mins

Yields : 4 servings

Cuisine : Asian

Required ingredients :

(1) 8 oz of chow mein noodles, or spaghetti or linguini

(2) 3/4 pound of flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain

(3) 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

(4) 1 tablespoon of soy sauce

(5) 1 tbsp vegetable oil

(6) 1 tablespoon of ginger, minced

(7) 1 tablespoon of garlic, minced

(8) 1 red bell of pepper, sliced thin

(9) 1 cup of snow peas

Required ingredients for the chow mein sauce :

(1) 1/4 cup of soy sauce

(2) 2 tablespoon of oyster sauce

(3) 1 tablespoon of rice wine, or sherry

(4) 2 tablespoon of brown sugar

(5) 1 tablespoon of asian sesame oil

(6) Green onion, minced

(7) Red pepper flakes

Steps by steps instructions:

(1) Prepare the noodles according to the packages direction

(2) While they’re cooking, proceed to the following steps:

(3) In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and cornstarch

(4) Add the sliced beef and toss to coat. Then set aside for a few minutes to tenderize the beef

(5) In another bowl, mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and cooking wine until dissolved

(6) Place a large skillet over medium high heat

(7) Wait a minute until it’s hot and then add the vegetable oil followed by sliced beef

(8) Stir fry the beef with a wooden spoon for 1-2 mins  until browning slightly

(9) Remove it to a plate and season with salt and pepper

(10) Return the pan to the heat and add the minced garlic, ginger, red bell peppers and snow peas then stir fry for about 3 minutes or until just tender

(11) Add the reserved beef and drained the noodles to the pan

(12) Add the chow mein sauce and then toss to coat evenly.

Note : it is best served hot.

Another thing you should know is that it is an Asian dish, Chinese to be precise.

Another step in preparing includes :

(1) After buying the noodles from the store or Mini mart, try to read the necessary instructions on how to prepare it.

(2) Now get your beef ready by using a sharp knife to slice the beef against the grain into thin strips

(3) Then whisk a small amount of soy sauce and cornstarch together in a small bowl, and toss the beef in it

(4) Let it sit for some minutes, and the beef will become much more tender

(5) After all these you then need to prepare your chow mein sauce by combining the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and cooking wine in a medium bowl

(6) Mix well and set aside

(7) Now back to the chow mein, you Place a large skillet over medium-high heat

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(8) When the pan is hot, add in vegetable oil followed by the minced garlic, ginger and bell pepper

(9) Stir fry for about 3 mins until starting to get tender, and add in the beef and stir fry another 2-3 mins until cooked

(10) The last step is by adding the noodles and finally the chow mein sauce mixture

(11) Then toss to coat evenly with large kitchen tongs or spoons.

Another method is what I call the “cook ahead” method which involves :

(1) Cook the noodles the night before. If cooking them a few hours ahead then you can also toss them in a little oil to prevent from sticking

(2) Prepare the chow mein sauce mixture and cut the vegetables the night before also

(3) Store them in the fridge

(4) Chow mein is fantastic to make ahead and take to work or school as meal

(5) Simply place the cooked chow mein in meal containers and store in the fridge

Note : the above listed are ways you can either store or cook ahead.

Now let’s look at how to prepare it properly :

(1) Selecting a tender cut of beef is important for chow mein

(2) Flank steak is the best choice, and you can also use sirloin steak or skirt steak

(3) If you have the budget, rib eye and strip steak are more options

(4) To save preparation time, ask your butcher to slice the beef for you

(5) Consider the time needed to cook each vegetable and add them in order

(6) Keep your pan at medium high heat to get a good stir fry and avoid the ingredients starting to simmer

(7) After some minutes you can then allow it to cool off a bit.

Note : best served at room temperature.

Ground beef chow mein

Description :

Honestly this is the easiest Asian dish you can ever make because it as less ingredients and it consumes just little time.

Prep time : 15mins

Cook time : 20mins

Total time : 35mins

Yields : 6 servings

Cuisine : Asian

Required ingredients :

(1) 1 lean ground beef

(2) 1 1⁄2 cups of celery, sliced

(3) 1 (16 ounce) of can bean sprouts, drained

(4) 1 (8 ounce) of can sliced water chestnuts, drained

(5).1 (4 ounce) of can mushroom stems and pieces

(6) 1 (14 ounce) of can beef broth

(7) 1 (2 ounce) of jar diced pimentos, drained

(8) 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

(9) 1⁄2 teaspoon of fresh ginger, minced (or paste)

(10) 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

(11) 3 tablespoons of water

(12) 4 cups of chow mein noodles (or hot cooked rice)

Steps by steps instructions:

(1) Then add your celery, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms, broth, pimientos, soy sauce and ginger; heat over medium heat

(2) Mix well

(3) In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth

(4) Stir cornstarch mixture into beef mixture

(5) Cook until it is bubbly and slightly thickened

(6) Serve  chow mein noodles or cooked rice

Note : it is best served hot.

Quick and easy beef lo mein recipes

Description :

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Beef lo mein is another amazing recipe you would love to give a try. Asian dishes are amazing and easy to prepare without stress or discomfort.

Prep time : 22mins

Cook time : 22mins

Total time : 44mins

Yileds : 4 servings

Cuisine : Asian

Required ingredients :

(1) 8 ounces of lo mein noodles or spaghetti

(2) 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, plus more

(3) 1/2 cup of oyster sauce

(4) 1/4 cup of low-sodium soy sauce

(5) 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar

(6) 3 tablespoons of honey

(7) 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak, chilled

(8) 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, plus more

(9) 2 tablespoons of plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, divided

(10) 2 large garlic cloves, pressed with a garlic press or finely chopped

(11) 1 1/2 teaspoons of finely grated ginger

(12) 3 scallions, thinly sliced, divided

(13) 8 ounces of snow peas

(14) 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 thick strips

Steps by steps instructions:

(1) Cook noodles in a small pot of boiling salted water according to package directions

(2) Drain and rinse with cool water then set aside

(3) Mix your whisk oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey together in a medium bowl

(4) Slice beef against the grain as tiny as possible

(5) Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

(6) Heat 2  teaspoon of oil in a large wok or skillet over high

(7) Then add your beef and cook, tossing often, until medium-rare, about 3 minutes

(8) Transfer it to a plate

(9) Heat remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in same skillet over high

(10) Cook the garlic, ginger, and half of the scallions, stirring, for 30 sec

(11) Add oyster sauce mixture and also the reserved noodles and cook, tossing with tongs, until everything is coated and sauce thickens slightly, 1–2 mins more

(12) Add beef and stir to mix

(13) Divide among plates and top with the remaining scallions and black pepper

Note :

(1) If you have a few extra minutes, sliced carrots or mushrooms would be a great addition to this stir fry

(2) Then add them to the skillet with the garlic, ginger, and scallions and cook until tender

(3) Also add the peas and bell pepper and continue with the recipe as written

If that process looks confusing then  you can as well try out this other steps :

(1) Now you need boiled water also add better than bullion and brown sugar then stir to dissolve

(2) Then into the mixture, add soy sauce and set aside

(3) Dice your carrots, broccoli and onion into two-inch pieces

(4) Pre slice beef into very thin pieces

(5) Use a hot skillet with sesame oil you then cook beef until it’s golden brown, remove from the skillet and set aside

(6) Also use the same skillet that was used to cook beef, sautee onions until golden brown with sesame oil

(7) Remove from the skillet

(8) Now in the same skillet, saute carrots until softened, add broccoli and cook for about three minutes

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(9) Press garlic into the same mixture

(10) Then add cooked beef into the skillet with vegetables

(11) Pour the sauce over the ingredietns and let them simmer for about 2 minutes

(12) Add the cooked noodles and toss everything together

(13) Then into a large dish, combine noodles, vegetables and beef

(14) After that you then toss to bring everything together and serve while it’s still hot.

Spicy beef chow mein

Description :

This is beef chow mein in another dimension entirely.

Prep time : 10mins

Cook time : 20mins

Total time : 30mins

Yields : 3 servings

Cuisine : Asian

Required ingredients :

(1) 1/2 pound of cabbage, thinly sliced

(2) 1 cup of snow peas (about 4 ounces), sliced in half lengthwise

(3) 8 ounces of yellow Chinese egg noodles

(4) 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

(5) 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce

(6) 2 tablespoons of chile-garlic sauce

(7) 1 tablespoon of hoisin

(8) 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar

(9) 1 teaspoon of brown sugar

(10) 2 tablespoons of water

(11) 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

(12) 1/2 pound top round or sirloin beef, thinly sliced

(13) Kosher or sea salt

(14) Fresh cracked black pepper,

(15) 4 cloves of garlic, minced

(16) 1/2 medium onion, chopped

(17) 1 tablespoon of minced fresh ginger

Steps by steps instructions:

(1) Now cook the noodles according to the package instructions

(2) Rinse under cold water then drain and set aside

(3) In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, chile-garlic sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, brown sugar and water

(4) Set sauce mixture aside

(5) Heat a large pan or wok over medium high heat

(6) Add the oil and then add the beef later. Then you season with salt and pepper. Also cook until browned, about 30sec each side

(7) Now stir in the garlic, onion and ginger. Then cook for 2 to 3mins or until the garlic and onions are soft and fragrant

(8)Now stir in the cabbage and snow peas. Then cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender

(9) Add the noodles and sauce mixture

(10) Toss everything together until combined and heated through, about 2 mins

(11) Ready to serve.

Note : it is best served hot.

If that step seems confusing, like always i would give a second step :

(1)You have to whisk the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, red wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic powder, honey, chile sauce, and black pepper together in a bowl until marinade is smooth

(2) Brush marinade onto steak strips and broccoli, reserving some for the noodles

(3) Refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight

(4) Make sure you use a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil

(5) Cook chow mein noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 3 mins

(6) Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium heat then cook and stir onion for 3 minutes

(7) Add garlic and beef broccoli mixture then cook and stir until beef is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes

(8) Add noodles and reserved marinade then toss using tongs and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


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