Tomato Beef Chow Mein

"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."
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  • 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.

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  1. threeovens
    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.
  2. Lavender Lynn
    This was a wonderful lunch for us today. It was gone in just minutes. Made for PRMR.
  3. JustJanS
    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.
  4. lazyme
    Nice recipe. I used Chinese egg noodles and it was simple to make and very tasty. I did sprinkle it with some crushed red pepper flakes at the table to add a little zip to it. Thanks for sharing, Deb. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
  5. Dienia B.
    love this sorry about dark picture hurrying for the light sigh made for cake pops on parademy cheap self didnt throw out mariade either lol



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