I’d been craving Chinese take-out for a while and decided I’d just make my own. Cheaper and easier! This recipe was good. I even treated myself to seconds! I’ll definitely be making it again.
Beef chow mein
4 green onions, thinly chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup snow peas, cut in half crosswise
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 package chow mein noodles
1 lb beef (I used a very large sirloin steak I had in the freezer but flank steak, or even eye of round or stir fry beef would do)
4 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the package. Set aside.
Cut the beef into thin strips, cutting against the grain. Heat half the canola oil and the sesame oil in a frying pan or wok. Season the beef with salt and pepper to taste. Saute beef over high heat until no longer pink. Hint: try not to touch the meat too much. Let it brown nicely before flipping. Remove meat from wok and set aside.
Reduce heat of pan to medium and add remaining canola oil. Stir in the green onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add peas and pepper strips and saute for 4 minutes. Cook and cover for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.
While veggies cook, mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the vegetables and stir to coat. Add the meat and the noodles. Toss and heat through.
Serve and enjoy!