Beef chow mein recipe

Beef and black bean chow mein recipe

Master this simple chow mein dish at home and you might never have to ring for a takeaway again.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 40ml groundnut oil
  • a few drops of sesame oil, to drizzle
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 250g egg noodles
  • 1tsp caster sugar
  • 2tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 300g beef rump steak, cut into thin strips
  • Tesco Chow Mein Stir Fry Sauce


Whisk together the soy sauce, cornflour and sugar in a small mixing bowl until smooth.

Place the beef in a large mixing bowl and coat with the marinade, mixing well with your hands to coat evenly.

As the meat is marinating blanche the egg noodles in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 3-4 minutes until softened.

Drain and refresh in cold water, setting to one side until later.

Heat the groundnut oil in a large wok over a moderate heat until hot. Stir-fry the onion and spring onion, then add the marinated beef.

Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time. Drain the the noodles really well, then add to the wok and stir-fry for a further 1-2 minutes with the stir fry sauce until they have been warmed through.

Divide the chow mein between 4 serving bowls, then drizzle a little sesame oil over each. Serve immediately.