Chow Mein has got to be the runaway success dish of the Chinese takeaway restaurant worldwide. It’s getting a bit of a reputation as a slightly tired out dinner option, but our recipe elves have worked their magic to wake this dish up and give it a new lease on life! Fresh zingy veggies are studded through this meal – and it’s absolutely packed with flavour (and no MSG in sight). Perfect for a mid-week pick me up. Why not snap a pic of your finished meal, chuck a filter on it and post it to our Facebook? You can win brilliant stuff and together we can change the face of Chow Mein for the better!
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HelloFresh Chinese five spice
long red chilli
soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari soy sauce)(ContainsSoy, Gluten)
brown sugar(May be present Gluten, Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and then add in the vermicelli noodles; cook for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked through. Strain and refresh the noodles with cold water. Roughly chop the noodles into short lengths with scissors or a knife and reserve for later.
Heat some oil in a wok over a high heat, add the beef mince and fry while using a spatula to break up the mince for about 4-5 minutes or until the mince is cooked through. Stir in the Chinese 5 spice and place aside for later. Add a little more oil to the wok along with the garlic, ginger, and chilli and cook for just under 1 minute or until aromatic. Now add in the broccoli, cabbage, snow peas, soy sauce, sesame oil; if you like a little sweetness add the brown sugar. Cook stirring for about 2-3 minutes. Add in the beef mince, boiled noodles and spring onion and stir to combine.
Divide the beef chow mein between serving bowls. Did you know? Headache after a long day? Good news! The lactic acid in cabbage lowers stress and promotes relaxation, giving you some relief from your headache - eat up!