Ground Beef Chow Mein

This Beef Chow Mein is a delicious 30 minute dinner idea! It combines ground beef, homemade sauce, veggies and noodles! Skip takeout and make your own at home!

Ground Beef Chow Mein in a white bowl with a fork on the side.

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Ground Beef Chow Mein in a black skillet.

Tired of the same old dinner ideas for those busy weeknights? Then you'll want to give this easy and tasty chow mein a try!

It's affordable for a large family, leftovers taste great and it's ready in 30 minutes. 

The homemade sauce is delicious! It pairs so well with the ground beef, noodles and vegetables. It can be used for pretty much any kind of stir fry you make at home.

The whole dish is easy to customize depending on what you have on hand, or what your family likes. Swap out the vegetables or meat for your favorites. Ground beef is our favorite for this one because it cooks fast and is budget friendly.

This meal makes it easy to skip takeout and make a Chinese favorite at home. 

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Recipe tips:

  • The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated in an air tight container for up to five days.

Ground Beef Chow Mein in a white bowl being swirled onto a fork.

More ground beef dinner recipes you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • add sliced fresh white mushrooms
  • use ground turkey instead of ground beef
  • use any bell pepper instead of green
  • use shredded cabbage instead of bell pepper
  • use cilantro for garnish instead of green onion
  • add sesame seeds for garnish
  • use thinly sliced steak instead of ground beef
  • add thinly sliced celery
  • use thinly sliced chicken breast instead of beef

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Ground Beef Chow Mein in a black skillet.
Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
30 Min

Ground Beef Chow Mein


  • For the sauce:
  • 6 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 6 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • For the stir fry:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (6 ounce) packages dry chow mein stir fry noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup julienne sliced carrots
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, drained and rinsed
  • 6 green onions, sliced


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Set aside to marinate while the noodles cook.
  3. Prepare the noodles according to the package directions. Rinse well with cold water and drain.
  4. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Then, add the ground beef mixture, crumbling the beef as it cooks.
  5. To the skillet, add the onion, bell pepper, and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to soften slightly.
  6. Stir in the bean sprouts, noodles and the remaining sauce. Heat through.
  7. Garnish with the green onions and serve.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts




8.38 g

Sat. Fat

2.17 g


52.98 g


2.69 g

Net carbs

43.17 g


2.51 g


23.04 g


1628.57 mg


35.15 mg

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