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Now you can have some Panda Express at home for the fraction of a price as this Panda Express Chow Mein recipe (copycat) tastes way much better than the original. In this recipe, I used the thick noodles (fresh) which you can find in any Asian market

Mongolian Beef Recipe + Panda Express Chow Mien Copycat

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Now you can have some Panda Express at home for the fraction of a price as this Chow Mein recipe (copycat) tastes way much better than the original. In this recipe, I used the thick noodles (fresh) which you can find in any Asian market.
Servings: 5
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack 4 oz thick egg Noodles (fresh - or Yakisoba noodles)
  • 8 oz beef brisket (or sirloin beef thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups celery (sliced)
  • 1 head broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 1 cup julienne carrots
  • 2 pcs Chinese sausage (optional & stir fried cooked separately)

for Beef Marinade:

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp brandy (I used Xiao Xing wine)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

For the Mongolian Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp ginger root (freshly grated )
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or Xiao Xing wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)

Instructions:

Marinate the Beef:

  • In a separate bowl, add all the ingredients for the beef marinade. Toss beef, mix with all the ingredients. Set aside and put in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

Prepare Vegetables:

  • Par boil all the vegetables except for the mushrooms.

For the Mongolian Sauce:

  • In a separate container, prepare the sauce. Put all the ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

For the Main Dish:

  • In a large skillet (or wok), set over medium heat and add vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, lightly saute 1 tsp mince garlic and add the marinated beef. Stir until the beef is cooked and then add mushrooms + cashew nuts.
  • Pour the par boiled vegetables and stir continuously so the bottom does not get burn.
  • Once everything is sizzling hot, add the thick noodles and 1/2 of the Mongolian sauce. Pour 1/2 cup of water around the side of the wok and combine with all the ingredients. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 of the Mongolian sauce. Keep stirring until the thick noodles are cooked. Sprinkle the cooked Chinese sausage and add more cashew nuts if needed.
  • Garnish with scallions or cilantro and serve hot!

Watch the Video:

Notes

You can get these thick noodles in any Asian stores and they usually come in a square pack of rectangular blocks.

 

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 574.71kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.46g | Protein: 23.19g | Fat: 26.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.63g | Sodium: 1348.53mg | Fiber: 7.67g | Sugar: 23.15g

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: entree
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keywords: chow mein recipe, panda express chow mein, panda express chow mein copycat