Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (2024)

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Quick and Easy Beef Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe

I've always loved the idea of making quick, flavorful meals that don't require a ton of prep, especially on busy weeknights. This Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry was born out of one of those hectic evenings when I needed to whip up something fast but satisfying for my family.

One evening, after a particularly long day at work, I found myself staring at a fridge with some leftover ground beef, a few vegetables, and a pack of chow mein noodles. Inspiration struck, and I remembered a dish my grandmother used to make—simple yet packed with flavor, perfect for a quick meal. She always had a knack for turning basic ingredients into something extraordinary.

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How to Make a Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry At Home

I started by gathering everything I had on hand: ground beef, garlic, green onions, an egg, and a mix of cabbage and carrots. The beauty of this dish is that it's incredibly flexible—you can use whatever veggies you have lying around. My grandmother taught me that the key to a great stir-fry is a well-balanced sauce, so I quickly mixed up a combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a bit of sugar for that perfect blend of savory and sweet.

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As I cooked the beef and scrambled the egg directly in the pan, I couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgia. The kitchen filled with the mouthwatering aroma of garlic and soy sauce, bringing back memories of family dinners around the table. The scrambled egg trick, which my grandmother used to ensure the meat clings to the noodles, worked like magic.

In just 25 minutes, I had a delicious, hearty meal ready to go. The noodles were perfectly coated in a glossy sauce, and the hidden veggies added a satisfying crunch. Watching my family devour the dish, I knew I had created something special. This recipe has since become a staple in our household, a comforting reminder of my grandmother's culinary wisdom and the joy of simple, home-cooked meals.

Chef's Notes – Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry

  • Ensure your pan is very hot before adding ingredients to achieve the best stir-fry texture.
  • Pushing the beef to the side of the pan and scrambling the egg in the same pan ensures the beef clings to the noodles perfectly.
  • Serve the Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry with a side of Light and Tasty Chinese Steamed Fish or a simple Crispy Fried Wonton Strips
  • Use a high smoke point oil like vegetable or canola oil for stir-frying to avoid burning.
  • For softer noodles, add a small amount of water and cover the pan briefly while cooking.

Beef Mince Noodle Stir-Fry

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Course: Main CourseCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy

Servings

4

servings

Prep time

15

minutes

Cooking time

10

minutes

Calories

450

kcal

Total time

25

minutes

Dive into this delicious Beef Mince Noodle Stir-Fry! It's a fantastic way to use ground beef with noodles, packed with hidden veggies for a complete meal. No need for meat chopping, and the scrambled egg trick ensures the beef clings to the noodles perfectly. Perfect for a quick, economical, and satisfying dinner!

Ingredients

  • 7 oz thin yellow egg noodles or 3 ramen cakes

  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 7 oz ground beef (any fat percentage)

  • green onion stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces (whites and greens separated)

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage (or Napa cabbage)

  • 1 medium carrot, julienned

  • 1 heaping cup bean sprouts (~2 1/2 oz)

  • Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)

  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar

  • Thickener
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

  • 3 tbsp water

Directions

  • Prepare Sauce – In a small bowl, combine light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, sugar, and white pepper. Set aside.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (3)
  • Thickener Mix – In another small bowl, mix cornstarch with water until smooth.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (4)
  • Cook Noodles – Follow the package instructions to cook the noodles. Drain and set aside.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (5)
  • Cook Beef – Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick pan over high heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 10 seconds until fragrant. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of the prepared sauce and the white parts of the green onions. Cook for an additional 2 minutes until beef is caramelized.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (6)
  • Scramble Egg – Push the beef to one side of the pan and crack the egg into the empty space. Scramble it lightly and mix it through the beef.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (7)
  • Add Vegetables – Add julienned carrot and shredded cabbage to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute until the cabbage starts to wilt.Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (8)
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  • Easy Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry - SoyRice Kitchen (10)

Equipment

  • chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • nonstick pan
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 450kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Potassium: 400mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 60IU
  • Vitamin C: 40mg
  • Calcium: 10mg
  • Iron: 20mg
  • Crispy Fried Wonton Strips

    Cooks in 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    Get ready to elevate your snacking game with these Crispy Fried Wonton Strips! Perfectly golden and crunchy, these strips are a breeze to make with just two ingredients. Whether you're serving them as a snack or a crunchy topping for soups and salads, these wonton strips are sure to be a hit. Inspired by the simplicity of home cooking, this recipe is all about minimal effort and maximum flavor.

    Cuisine: American, Chinese

  • Light and Tasty Chinese Steamed Fish

    Cooks in 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    Unveil the simplicity of a classic Chinese steamed fish right in your kitchen! Perfect for both weeknight meals and special occasions, this dish delivers on flavor without the fuss.

    Cuisine: Chinese

FAQs – Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry

Can I use other types of noodles for this recipe?

Yes, you can use spaghetti or any other thin noodles if you don't have chow mein noodles.

What can I use as a substitute for oyster sauce?

You can use vegetarian oyster sauce or Hoisin sauce as a substitute.

How do I prevent the noodles from sticking together?

Toss the cooked noodles with a bit of oil after draining to prevent them from sticking together.

Can I use a different type of meat?

Yes, you can use ground pork, chicken, or turkey instead of beef.

How do I store leftover Beef Chow Mein Noodle Stir-Fry?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave before serving.

Can I freeze this dish?

Yes, you can freeze it for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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