Monday, 23 September 2013

Quick beef chow mein (slimming world friendly)

Here is another super quick after work dinner, I really think the secret to making good tasty chinese food at home is to use the ginger and garlic base which is a pain to chop and crush/peel ginger and garlic but I love to use frozen ginger and frozen garlic. The jarred stuff is horrible but frozen is so easy to use no mess or anything and makes a massive difference to the flavour and always on hand.

Bags of stir fry vegetables again save time and also when making a beef stir fry I buy cheap frying steak and cut it into strips with scissors rather than buying packs of beef strips which can be expensive.

Chinese takeaways are expensive and this can be made at home really quickly in fact by the time you could have phoned to order it you could be eating it : )

Quick beef chow mein

1lb frying steak (cut into strips)
1 pack stir fry mixed vegetables
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
(or use frozen like I do no need to defrost previously)
3 tbsp soy sauce
150g dried egg noodles.

Cook the noodles according to pack instructions, Drain well and then rinse in cold water, drain again and set to one side.

Heat a wok or large frying pan with a little spray oil until hot then add the beef strips and stir fry for about 5 minutes , Add the garlic and ginger and keep stir frying for another minute or two,

Add the stir fry vegetables and the soy sauce and stir fry for another  3-4 minutes then add the cooked noodles and stir fry everything mixed well together .

Syn free on extra easy : )



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