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Chinese Beef with Crystal Noodles

Chinese Beef with Crystal Noodles

Chinese Beef with Crystal Noodles is great for the gluten-free home and is a great alternative to Lo Mein (more commonly known as Chow Mein).  I’m not gluten-free, but this is something I make on a regular basis and my whole family loves it.

Chinese Beef with Crystal Noodles

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Region Chinese
By author Dish Ditty


  • 4-5 cups Mixed Chinese Greens (Baby Bok Choy, Napa Cabbage, Green Onions, etc.)
  • 2 cups Marinated Beef (See recipe notes for marinated beef recipe.)
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Package Saifun Noodles (Dry)
  • 1/4 cup Lo Mein Sauce (Panda Brand)
  • Cilantro (for garnish)


Marinated Beef by Dish Ditty is used in many of my beef stir fry dishes. To make it gluten free, be sure to use gluten-free Soy Sauce like 'Kikkoman Soy Sauce Gluten-Free". I like to make a big batch and freeze it marinated and uncooked in 2 cup portions for use later.


Step 1
Soak Noodles in Hot Water
Soak Noodles in hot water while you continue onto the next steps. It will take about 10 minutes or so to do all the preparation.
Step 2
Mix together Marinated beef and cornstarch. Set aside.
Step 3
Cook Vegetables
Cut the vegetables into 2" strips. In large pan or wok, heat 1 Tablespoon of oil and stir fry vegetables until slightly wilted. Vegetables will not be completely done, that's ok. Remove from pan.
Step 4
Brown Beef
In same pan (no need to clean), heat 1 Tablespoon of oil and add beef. Cook on high until beef is browned.
Step 5
Add noodles to beef
Add the noodles (drained) and lo mein sauce. Cook on high, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Everything should be well combined and steamy hot. The noodles should have a consistent caramel color.
Step 6
Toss with Vegetables and serve
Toss in the vegetables and cook for 1 more minute. Serve hot as a main or side dish. Also great for lunch.
Step 7
Saifun Bean Thread Noodles
Picture of Saifun Noodles. I find this in the Asian aisle at Safeway.

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