Beef Chow Mein

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Beef Chow Mein

Beef Chow Mein

Skip the takeaway and try this delicious, flavour packed, quick and easy Beef Chow Mein! Minced beef and thin egg noodles are stir fried with vegetables before being coated in a chow mein sauce made with simple pantry ingredients.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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Chow Mein Sauce


  • 400g thin egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 4 spring onions, cut into 2cm batons
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Chilli oil to serve (optional)


  1. Combine the chow mein sauce ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Cook the thin egg noodles as per the packet instructions less 1-2 minutes. Rinse in cold tap water, drain and set aside. They will continue cooking in the stir fry.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan on high heat, add the beef, cook for 2-3 minutes until it changes from pink to brown, breaking it up with the back of your spoon. Stir 2 tbsp of the chow mein sauce through the beef to season.
  4. Add the eggs to the beef, cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes until the eggs are cooked through (see note 1).
  5. Add the cabbage and carrot, cook stirring for 1 minutes until softened.
  6. Add the chow mein sauce, cook stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the noodles, bean sprouts and spring onions. Use tongs to toss and cook for a further 1 minute until the spring onions and bean sprouts are heated through. 
  8. Drizzle with sesame oil and chilli oil if using. Serve and enjoy!


Note 1 – Recipe inspired by Recipe Tin’s Beef Chow Mein – I love Nagi’s use of egg in the recipe, allowing the beef to cling to the noodles.

MAKE AHEAD – Prepare the vegetables up to 3 days prior by slicing and storing refrigerated in an airtight container.

LEFTOVERS – Can be stored refrigerated for up to 3 days. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: beef
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: chinese

Keywords: best beef chow mein, easy beef chow mein, chow mein recipe

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  1. bquinn426

    I cooked this tonight, and it was delicious.
    Very easy, flavour was great. I did leave the Sesame off my Husbands because of an allergy, and I just used some chilli flakes ontop because I didn’t have chilli oil, and it was great! Will definitely be making its way into our regular dinners!

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