Beef Chow Mein
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Beef Chow Mein

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Nutritionally we often hear that we should eat a rainbow a day. This colourful chow mein is packed full of colour, is high in fibre and low in fat as well as being a good source of iron, vitamin B12 and zinc. Nutrition information aside it also ticks the taste test.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 15 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 4-6 Serves 4-6
Low Fat Low Fat
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 500g Quality Mark beef mince
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 350g chow mein noodles or Asian noodles
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 bunch bok choy / baby pak choy or cabbage, leaves separated
  • 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced diagonally 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced into strips or use potato peeler
  • 100g snow peas, trimmed, thinly sliced lengthways, or green beans
  • 400g can baby corn, halved

To serve

  • red chilli, thinly sliced
  • spring onion, thinly sliced


Cook the noodles following packet directions. Drain well. Set aside.

Combine cornflour, soy sauce, oyster sauce and beef stock in a small bowl. Mix well to combine.

Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the oil, swirling to coat the pan. Add mince and stir fry for 3-5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.

Stir-fry bok-choy in wok for 3 minutes or until leaves are starting to wilt (add a splash of water if you find bok-choy is sticking or starting to burn). Transfer bok-choy to a bowl. Add the onion and celery to the wok and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Return the mince to the wok, add the sauce mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute or until the sauce comes to a gentle boil. Add the carrot, snow peas and corn. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are just tender and the sauce has thickened. Add the noodles back to the pan, tossing well to combine.

Serve the chow mein topped with the wilted bok choy, chilli and spring onion. 
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 605g (based on 5 serves)
Energy kJ (kcal) 2109 (504)
Protein (g) 35
Fat (g) 10
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 62.5
Sugars (g)
Dietary Fibre (g) 8.4
Sodium (mg) 1509
Iron (mg) 5.4
Zinc (mg) 6.6
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.3
Vitamin C (mg)  54.6
Vitamin D (ug) 0.1
Selenium (ug) 6.1

A serve is an good source of fibre, iron and is low in fat.
For those following low carb diets increase the vegetables and decrease or remove the noodles. 
  • Buying and storing mince: refer to use-by-dates on packaged mince and use well within that time. Loose mince purchased from the butcher is best used within 1 to 2 days of buying it.
  • You can substitute the chow mein noodles with with rice or vermicelli noodles too. 
  • Add 1 Tbsp soy sauce if you would like a saltier flavour. 

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