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Healthy beef chow mein served in two dishes

Healthy beef chow mein

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Swap your weekly takeaway for this healthy beef chow mein – it's quick to cook and low in fat and calories

  • Healthy
Nutrition: Per serving
low inkcal407
low infat11g
high infibre8g


  • 2 wholemeal noodle nests (85g)
  • 2 tsp rapeseed or sesame oil
  • 200g lean fillet steak, fat removed and cut into strips
  • 1 small red onion (100g), finely chopped
  • 15g piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 160g chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 160g ready-to-eat beansprouts
  • 1½ tsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 4 spring onions (65g), cut into diagonal lengths


  • STEP 1

    Cook the noodles following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a wok and stir-fry the beef over a high heat for 30 seconds until browned. Tip onto a plate, set aside, then add the remaining oil to the wok. Stir-fry the onion and ginger until softened. Add a drop of water to prevent burning, if needed and cook covered for 2-3 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the mushrooms and garlic, and fry until they start to soften (around 3 mins), then add the beansprouts and cook for a minute or two more until piping hot.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the tamari and vinegar together in a small bowl with 2 tbsp water. Add the drained noodles to the wok, toss well, then add the tamari mixture, spring onions and the beef. Stir-fry for a few minutes until heated through. Season with plenty of black pepper and serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2022


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