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beef chow mein

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

Chow mein is a stir-fried noodle dish and is one of the most popular dishes in China. The most common noodles used in various chow mein dishes is egg noodles. This recipe comes from a friend in Sichuan, China. (I doubled the recipe so the photos show more than what is stated in the ingredients.)

yield 2 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For beef chow mein

  • 1 c
    flank steak, cut into 2 inch long strips
  • 3
    bell peppers, 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow
  • 1 md
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 250 g
    egg noodles, fresh or dry, (8 oz)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1 dash
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 Tbsp
    oyster sauce

How To Make beef chow mein

  • 1
    In a small bowl, add the Beef Marinade Ingredients and stir together, then add the beef strips. Stir in one direction until the beef become slightly sticky. Set this aside.
  • 2
    In another small bowl, add all the Stir-fry Ingredients, mix together, then set this aside.
  • 3
    For the bell peppers, cut each pepper from stem end to the bottom. Set one half of each color aside, and wrap the other halves in plastic wrap and place back in the fridge, you will only be using half of each. Remove the seeds.
  • 4
    Cut each pepper half into thin strips. Cut the onion in half from top to bottom, thinly slice each half and separate the pieces. Mince the garlic.
  • 5
    In a saucepan, add enough water to cover the noodles, bring to a boil, then add the noodles, fresh noodles takes about 3-4 minutes, for dry noodles, cook until just tender. For fresh, just drain, for dry, drain and rinse under cold water.
  • 6
    In a wok, wok pan, or large skillet, heat the 3 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat, add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Increase heat to high then add the beef mixture and stir-fry for 30-50 seconds. Remove beef to a bowl, leaving the liquid in the pan.
  • 7
    Add the peppers and onions, stir-fry until until just softened but crisp.
  • Beef Chow Mein
    Add the noodles, beef, and Stir-fry Sauce to the pan. Mix together well, remove from heat.
  • 9
    Serve hot, and enjoy.

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