Healthy beef chow mein

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 407
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 32g
  • salt 1g


  • 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


  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.

  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.

  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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