Authentic Beef Chow Mein


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Beef Chow Mein is a classic Chinese dish that has captivated taste buds around the world with its savory flavors and satisfying textures. This beloved stir-fry combines tender beef, crisp vegetables, and savory noodles, all tossed in a delectable sauce that is both comforting and delicious. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to create your own homemade Beef Chow Mein that rivals your favorite takeout spot.


– 1 lb (450g) flank steak, thinly sliced
– 8 oz (225g) chow mein noodles
– 2 cups (300g) sliced mixed vegetables (such as bell peppers, carrots, and cabbage)
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
– 3 green onions, thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– Salt and pepper to taste

**For the Sauce:**
– ¼ cup soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
– 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
– 1 tablespoon sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon cornstarch
– ¼ cup chicken broth


1. **Prepare the Noodles:** Cook the chow mein noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. **Marinate the Beef:** In a bowl, combine the sliced flank steak with a tablespoon of soy sauce and a pinch of black pepper. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

3. **Prepare the Sauce:** In another bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, and chicken broth until well combined. Set aside.

4. **Stir-Fry:** Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the marinated beef and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.

5. **Cook Vegetables:** In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, and sliced vegetables. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.

6. **Combine:** Return the cooked beef to the skillet with the vegetables. Add the cooked chow mein noodles and the prepared sauce. Toss everything together until the noodles are well coated in the sauce and heated through.

7. **Finish:** Garnish with sliced green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Beef Chow Mein!

Tips for Success

– For extra flavor, you can add additional ingredients such as mushrooms, bean sprouts, or snow peas.
– Be sure not to overcook the vegetables to retain their crunchiness and vibrant colors.
– Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences by adding more soy sauce or salt if needed.


With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy the authentic flavors of Beef Chow Mein right in the comfort of your own home. Impress your family and friends with this delicious stir-fry dish that is sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your wok, and let’s get cooking!