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Beef and black bean chow mein recipe

Beef and black bean chow mein recipe

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Make this beef and black bean chow mein for an easy Chinese dinner. Crispy soy-marinated beef, fresh spring onions and egg noodles in a glossy black bean sauce combine for an speedy 30-min meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 469 calories / serving


  • 40ml groundnut oil
  • 300g beef rump steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 2tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 250g egg noodles
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 100g Tesco black stir fry sauce
  • a few drops of sesame oil, to drizzle
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 23%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    3.5g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.8g Protein 25.5g Fibre 2.2g


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, cornflour and sugar in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Place the beef in a large mixing bowl and coat with the marinade, mixing well with your hands to coat evenly. As the meat is marinating blanch the egg noodles in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 3-4 mins until softened. Drain and refresh in cold water, setting to one side until later.
  3. Heat the groundnut oil in a large wok over a moderate heat until hot. Stir-fry the onion and spring onion, then add the marinated beef. Cook for 2-3 mins, stirring all the time. Drain the the noodles really well, then add to the wok and stir-fry for a further 1-2 mins with the black stir fry sauce until they have been warmed through.
  4. Divide the chow mein between 4 serving bowls, then drizzle a little sesame oil over each. Serve immediately.

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