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Beef Chow Mein

This beef chow mein is tender steak stir fried with vegetables and noodles in a flavorful sauce. A homemade version of the take out classic that's even better than what you would get at a restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef chow mein, chow mein
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the beef

  • 1/2 pound flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the chow mein

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces dry chow mein noodles
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots shredded or julienned
  • 1/4 cup celery thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion tops (only the dark green part)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the beef

  • Place the flank steak, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

For the chow mein

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the chow mein noodles and cook according to package instructions.
  • Preheat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  • Add the steak in a single layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned.¬†
  • Remove the steak from the pan and cover to keep warm. Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just softened.¬†Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the beef, noodles and cabbage to the pan. Toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, beef broth, cornstarch and sesame oil. Add the sauce to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir until sauce evenly coats the noodles. Add the green onion tops and cook for 1-2 more minutes, until green onions and cabbage are wilted. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 806mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g