Beef Chow Mein - one of my favourite dishes to order from the Chinese, made healthier.
Since becoming more health conscious of the foods I eat, it has been important to create healthier versions of the take out food I love. Don't get me wrong I still have take out occasionally, but when I am trying to be good and fancy something in particular, if I can make it at home then that's going to keep me on plan.
I choose to use a little oil for this Beef Chow Mein, as I personally feel you don't get the same results with spray oil, by all means use the spray oil if you want to keep it as low as possible, but it's worth using the oil, as you will get a more authentic result.
The fresh ginger adds amazing flavour and I love the slight crunch of the beansprouts.
Beansprouts do not take long to cook at all, you just blanch in some hot water and add to a hot pan or wok and stir fry for a couple of minutes maximum and they are done.
No beef chow mein is complete without a little oyster sauce too. It’s a must have ingredient.
This was seriously as yummy as from the takeout, infact I'd go as far as to say it was better, because I knew I could enjoy it and still be on plan. The kids loved it too, so it's a perfect quick meal for the whole family.
Looking for some more Chinese inspired dishes to enjoy? Check out these other great recipes:
- Beef with Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce
- Chinese Lemon Chicken
- Hoisin Chicken
- Sweet Chilli Beef
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Chinese Style Pork Tenderloin
- Chinese Pork
- Spicy Asian Beef
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Chicken Meatballs in Hoisin Sauce
- Asian Chicken with Noodles
- Chicken Singapore Noodles
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- 200g (7oz) of egg noodles
- 400g (14oz) of fresh bean sprouts, blanched in hot water for 2 mins
- 400g (14oz) of flank or steak of choice (sliced thinly)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, sliced
- low calorie spray
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 4 spring onions, sliced into strips
- splash of soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
- black pepper
- Place noodles into a saucepan of boiling hot water, and simmer for 4 mins, drain, rinse with cold water, stir in the soy sauce to coat and set aside.
- Heat a wok over a high heat and spray with low calorie spray add the ginger, once the flavour infuses the pan add the beef and stir fry till golden, remove and set aside.
- Add the onion and fry for a couple of mins, then add in the noodles, spring onion and beansprouts, and fry or further couple of mins.
- Add back in the beef, the oyster sauce and the sesame oil and mix all together in the wok, continuing to fry for a further 2 mins to combine.
- Season with black pepper
- Serve and enjoy
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 371Total Fat 7.8gSaturated Fat 1.8gCholesterol 55mgSodium 371mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3.9gSugar 5.4gProtein 32.9g