Beef Chow Mein

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
THIS IS my basic recipe for stir-fry. I've tried others but always come back to this one. I have also substituted chicken and chicken broth for the beef and beef broth and found it just as good. -Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington


  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups assorted fresh vegetables
  • 1/3 cup beef broth
  • Chow mein noodles or hot cooked rice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add beef; toss to coat. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add vegetables and broth; stir-fry for 4 minutes. Return beef to the pan; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve with chow mein noodles or rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 285 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.