Recipe

Chow mein noodles

Ditch the Chinese take-away and recreate this popular Asian noodle dish at home - your family will love it! Plus, you'll get your protein from the beef and all the vegetable goodness you want - win, win!

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Chow mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 440 gram packet thin egg noodles
  • 6 green onions, white part 2cm lengths, tips shredded
  • 3 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 200 gram green beans, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 1 carrot, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cup shredded wombok
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts, to serve

Method

Chow mein noodles
  • 1
    In a wok or large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil on high. Stir-fry beef in 2 batches, breaking up lumps, 4-5 minutes each until evenly browned. Remove from wok.
  • 2
    Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Soak 1 minute, then gently separate with a fork. Drain well.
  • 3
    Add remaining oil to wok. Stir-fry onion, garlic, ginger and chilli 1 minute. Add beans and carrot and stir-fry 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle spice over and stir-fry 30 seconds.
  • 4
    Return mince to wok with noodles, stock, sauces and sesame oil. Stir-fry 2-3 minutes until simmering.
  • 5
    Toss wombok through, 1 minute until just wilted. Remove from heat. Mix green onion tips through. Serve sprinkled with nuts.

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