Beef chow mein is usually on any Chinese restaurant menu, and although it sounds Chinese, it’s one of those dishes for Americans. There are as many chow mein recipes as there are cooks, but in general, chow mein is a stir-fried dish containing meat and Chinese vegetables, all in a soy sauce-based brown sauce.
Beef Chow Mein RecipePrint Recipe
- 3 ounces of egg noodles
- ½ cup of snow peas, cut in half crosswise
- 1 cup of Chinese cabbage (napa cabbage), wash and clean, and cut the leafy part into 1 to 2-inch pieces
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 pieces of celery stalk, minced
- 1/4 cup of green onions, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons of oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
- 1 cup of ground beef
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- ½ cup of green peas
- 3 cups of broth
- Combine beef soy sauce in a bowl, and mix well. Set aside, and marinate for at least 1 hour.
- Cook noodles in boiling water according to package directions. Drain well.
- Heat a skillet or wok on high heat, add the cooking oil, and stir fry the beef for 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Saute garlic and onions until light brown. Add soy sauce, beef, Oyster Sauce and vegetables. Stir. Set aside.
- Add broth and let it boil, then add noodles and mix thoroughly over medium fire. Season with salt, pepper and sesame oil.
- Place on a platter and garnish with cooked beef and vegetables. Serve hot.