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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