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Beef Chow Mein is the perfect easy weeknight meal! Best of all, it comes together in under 30 minutes in just one pot! Forget calling restaurant takeout, this recipe is so much better with authentic flavors. Seriously the best!!

Beef Chow Mein

Beef Chow Mein - the perfect easy one-pan meal for busy weeknights. This authentic Chinese restaurant quality recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is much healthier than takeout! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Asian beef recipe, beef chow mein, beef chow mein recipe, chow mein recipe, easy chow mein, easy chow mein recipe, easy homemade chinese food, homemade chinese food, how to make chow mein
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 421 kcal
Author Kelly






  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Measure out 1/2 tablespoon and drizzle over chicken in a separate bowl. Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat, for about 2 minutes. The pan needs to be hot enough that you start seeing a little bit of smoke rising.
  3. Quickly add the beef to the smoking pan and spread the pieces out to a single layer allowing them to sear and brown. Season with salt, black pepper, and cornstarch.
  4. Cook until the meat is no longer pink (about 30 seconds making sure not to overcook). Quickly transfer beef to a serving plate and set aside. Add the same pan back to the stove and turn the heat to medium-high heat. Add the remaining oil and let it heat up then toss in the broccoli, cabbage, ginger, garlic, and carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  5. Add the beef and the noodles into the pan; give the reserved sauce a quick stir then pour over noodles. Use tongs to toss noodles to coat with sauce. Season with more salt, pepper or Sriracha and add more water to thin out the sauce, as needed.
  6. Stir in bean sprouts and green onions, stirring for 30 seconds to combine then dish out and serve hot topped with sesame seeds.
  7. For meal prep - divide into even portions in containers and store in fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat any leftovers in microwave or on stovetop.

Recipe Notes

*Beef can be swapped out for shrimp, chicken or tofu.

*Broccoli, spinach, snap peas or bok choy can be used instead of cabbage

Nutrition Facts
Beef Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 962mg40%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2125IU43%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.