gluten-free beef chow mein

Beef Chow Mein (Gluten-Free, 30 Minute Meal)

  • Author: Jen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Asian


This recipe for beef chow mein is quick and easy and perfect for weeknight dinners. It’s gluten-free and a healthy alternative to Chinese takeout.



  • 1 package gluten free spaghetti noodles – I like Banza Pasta (aff link)
  • 1 lb sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 2 tbs water

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup Tamari Sauce
  • 1 tbs arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


  1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all sauce ingredients together with a fork in a small bowl. Once arrowroot powder is fully dissolved, add your sirloin along with ½ of the sauce mixture to a container or freezer bag to marinate.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and when ready, break raw noodles in half and add to water. Boil for 3 minutes and then remove from heat and strain. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet heat 2 tbs avocado oil. Using tongs, add in beef and pan fry for about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove beef from skillet and set out on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil
  5. Add vegetables, minus the water chestnuts, to the warmed skillet with 2 tbs of water and cover. Cook until veggies are becoming tender but still crisp (about 3 minutes)
  6. Remove cover and add in noodles, remaining sauce and water chestnuts. Let cook for about 3 more minutes to allow noodles to begin to crisp up.
  7. Add in sliced beef and stir fry for one more minute mixing everything together.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and chili flakes.


*Pasta cooking time recommendation is specifically for Banza Pasta. If using something different, check the al dente cooking instructions for your pasta of choice and cook for about 1 minute less*


  • Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe
  • Calories: 467
  • Fat: 18.6
  • Carbohydrates: 41.4
  • Fiber: 10.4
  • Protein: 41.3

Keywords: Gluten-free, healthy, easy