Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Every year during tomato season my father would drive us to San Francisco's China Town just to get a plate of Tomato Beef Chow Mein. It was only available during the peek of tomato season. This really is does need good tasting tomatoes.
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon sherry wine
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 lb flank steak, sliced thin against grain
- 1 lb chow mein noodles
- 1 medium onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 medium tomatoes, very ripe and taste
- 1 tablespoon oil
- frying oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sherry wine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons catsup
- 1 cup beef broth
- Thinly slice beef. Mix marinade and beef together. Set aside.
- Mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Cook mein noodles in boiling water for 1-3 minutes. They cook fast. Rinse well with cold water and drain. Toss with 1 tablespoon oil so noodles won't stick together. Heat large nonstick skillet, glaze with oil and pan fry 1/4 of the noodles at a time. Put in very low oven to keep warm.
- Thinly slice onion and pepper set a side.
- Cut tomatoes into 1/2" wide wedges and set aside.
- Heat wok. add 1 tablespoon oil, swirl and add onions and peppers. Stir fry 2 minutes, then turn out of pan.
- Drain marinade off meat.
- Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok, swirl, add meat. After 1 minute, add tomatoes and stir fry w/meat gently.
- Return veggies to pan and add sauce. Cook stirring until it boils and thickens. Sauce needs to be thick enough to glazes the noodles with out drowning them.
- Pour over noodles and enjoy.
This was very quick.and easy to make. I just thought it was a bit odd to throw out the marinade when it was so very similar to the sauce. So I didn't. I just added some more soy sauce, cornstarch, and the broth. I also tossed in some bean sprouts. Made for Chinese/Vietnamese New Year tag in the Asian forum.
This was a wonderful lunch for us today. It was gone in just minutes. Made for PRMR.
Boy this was good and super quick to put together after a day at work. I used turkey breast and chicken stock which was fantastic. I think the nutritional data on the noodles is way out-ours were about 3 g fat a serve so using turkey resulted in a pretty healthy dish. I would like a small hot chilli in there next time but otherwise a perfect 5 star dish for us. Thanks for posting.