Easy Chinese Chow Mein


September 29, 2017

The kind of meal you eat with just a bowl and spoon! Easy, tasty and budget friendly. Mince, vegetables, noodles and egg with a tasty Asian flavour!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 35 mins
  • Yields: 5


1kg beef mince

1 heaped teaspoon minced garlic

1 heaped teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

2 tablespoons of salt reduced soy sauce

350g of slaw mix (shredded cabbage, carrot, celery, red onion)

1/2 cup sliced spring onions/green shallots

2 packets of instant 2minute noodles (I choose Mi Goreng flavour which is Soy and Mild Spice )

4 eggs


1Add beef mince, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce to slow cooker and cook on low for 4hrs, stirring occasionally to break up any lumps.

2Add slaw mix, shallots and just 1 of the flavour sachets from the instant noodle packets

3Cook this on low for an additional 30mins

4Towards the end of this time cook your instant noodles as per instructions on stove top etc (but only use the one remaining seasoning packet with the two noodle blocks during cooking)

5When cooked drained all the seasoned cooking water and add just the cooked noodles to the slow cooker.

6After 5mins transfer to serving bowl/s

7Separately cook your 4 eggs scramble while plating up your chow mien. A fast way to do this is to whisk the eggs and microwave for 3-4 minutes on a large flat bowl until set. Carefully slice/cut up scrambled eggs.

8Top serving bowl with a few egg strips each.


1Sprinkle some extra spring onion slices on top for a crisps addition as per photo

2You may like to increase soy sauce or add extra spices like chilli etc depending on your taste preferences. As it is this recipe is mild and friendly for the whole family

3A sprinkle of curry powder would also be a nice addition

4It would work equally nice with other types of mince also

5For a low carb option plate up your serve before noodles are added as I did for LCHF

Submitted by Paulene Christie


41 Reviews

Julia Watson

May 21, 2022

Made this for the first time & it was delish. Hubby was impressed. I only used 500g of mince but used the same amount of everything else in the recipe. I also added some mixed veges & some broccoli & cauliflower just for some extra veg. Will definitely make again


May 16, 2022

Delicious and easy. What more could you ask for!

Christine Louise Pepe

April 18, 2022

Absolute awesome love it so did my husband will be making it again

Sue Collins

August 1, 2021

Great recipeโ€ฆmade it last night. Halved recipe as it is just me. Really enjoyed the flavours. Some leftovers so might use them in my pie maker ๐Ÿ˜ win win


June 20, 2021

Made this tonight and used turkey mince. It tasted great.

Lauren Spackman

May 25, 2021

We make with chicken mince.. 1yrs old loves it


June 16, 2020

Such an easy recipe. Fed four and had leftovers for work! I did add broccoli, and a little bit of mashed pumpkin just to use it up before it went off which worked good as well. Could really add anything you like to it.

Alison Armstrong

June 12, 2020

Made this last weekend, big hit with my husband and 2 adult sons (manchildren). I used 3 packs of ramen noodles and added dash of oyster sauce and sriracha hot chilli sauce to the mince mixture and some chopped chillies with the shallots to sprinkle on top with the egg because we like things a bit spicy. So delicious! Next time Iโ€™ll have to double the ingredients because there wasnโ€™t any left for seconds and they all wanted more! Great dish ๐Ÿ™‚


April 8, 2020

Made this today -yummy! Plenty for dinner and leftovers in the freezer for a “rainy day”. Note to self – remove dressing sachet before tipping slaw mix into slow cooker! Luckily I noticed it as I stirred it all together ๐Ÿ˜›

Josephine Dawe

April 4, 2020

Sooo good!

julie crawley

March 5, 2020

Love this the next day on toast!

Lynn Olson

March 4, 2020

Made this tonite was awesome and tasty. Definitely will make again

Julie Cruden

June 5, 2019

Delicious. Hubby cleared his plate and heโ€™s the fussy one. Definitely one to put on the remake list. Did one with chicken for the girl. Loved it too. So simple yet effective

Hayley Sim

June 2, 2019

Tried this tonight, a big hit with all the family, delicious and so easy.


May 23, 2019

Absolutely delicious. Kids ranging from 12 to 1 and everybody loved it.

Naomi Rowney

April 27, 2019

This was a great Saturday night meal and so quick and easy.

Pam Porter

February 22, 2019

Made this yesterday and it was great. Only thing I did different was halve the meat as I only had a 500g pack of mince in the freezer.

I don’t brown for this one but if you wanted to I would reduce cooking time by at least an hour
Being mince browning it would almost cook it anyway so the result of dish may not be the same as it’s intended to be

Marg Marshall

February 2, 2019

If you brown mince first, does this reduce cooking time by much? Thanks in advance

Darren Comley

January 15, 2019

This is a great recipe. I already loved chow mein and this recipe introduced me to topping it with scrambled eggs… Brilliant…. And I do double batches as leftovers freeze very well

Gayle Clarke

January 11, 2019

When I was growing up my mum used to make chow mein all the time in the old electric frypan, and we loved it. But as an adult I discovered this chow mein recipe and we love it. We cook it regularly. We add approx. 2 tablespoons of curry powder at the start of the process as we like a bit of spice, but otherwise we make it according to the recipe. We do top it off with the egg and spring onions, but we are super heavy handed on the spring onions because it suits our tastes. Absolutely delicious, super easy to make and always gives us leftovers for lunches.


November 16, 2018

Instead of noodles going to add 2 cups of cooked rice and sprinkle crunchy fried egg noodles and serve with a soft poached egg on to

Maybe just drop the initial cook time by 1hr


July 8, 2018

I want to try this recipe but only with 500grams mince. I suppose I just half all of the other ingredients and cooking time. Thanks


May 16, 2018

Has anyone prepared and made this with changed ingredients suitable for gluten free eating?

Sue Barber

February 20, 2018

OMG. Made this tonight & it was so yummy. Hubby will eat it again & daughter went back for seconds & taking leftovers to work tomorrow night for tea. Hubby not a fan of slow cooked meals but didn’t mind this.

Sue Barber

February 20, 2018

Made this tonight & it was a winner. Husband isn’ t a fan of slow cooker meals but will eat this again. Daughter had seconds & is taking leftovers to work tomorrow. It was so yummy

Nicole Brett

January 6, 2018

Very nice and easy. I used the Mi Goreng noodles and loved the flavour.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 11, 2017

I did yes ๐Ÿ™‚
One in at the start and one in with the noodles


December 10, 2017

Just to clarify – do you end up using both flavouring sachets? Thanks Cindy

Kylie Handley

November 17, 2017

Perfect easy meal for a Friday night. Done with the Mi goreng noodles and was absolutely delish, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 13, 2017

Sorry that was a typo on my part ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4
Fixed now ๐Ÿ™‚


November 12, 2017

Very tasty..cheap and easy..everyone loved it will be making again


November 11, 2017

Is it 4 or 3 eggs? 4 are mentioned in the ingredients; 3 in the directions….

Samantha Cooper

October 31, 2017

Omgosh who woukd if thought mixing mi goreng and chow mien together. Both a favourite in this house so this was a hit. Added corn kernels just before serving (from can)

Jan Sullivan

October 3, 2017

Made this for fussy hubbie and it was an absolute winner. He is even taking the leftovers for lunch. So easy and delicious

Carol LaRoche

October 3, 2017

Made this tonight. Never had chow mein before but kids (2 teenagers) & I loved it. I cheated a bit to make it quicker & cooked my mince first before adding it to the slow cooker. Yum!

Thank you so much Isla! :))

Isla McKay

October 1, 2017

Absolute 5 star meal. Budget friendly and no fuss. I tasted before adding slaw and wanted a little more kick so I added the oil, chilli and soy sauce sachets from the mee goreng noodle packs. I also sprinkled the dried shallots over the top when serving. Beautiful meal whether you add extras or not

Sallieann Thompson

October 1, 2017

This recipe is great. Yummy, easy to make and a good way to hide vegies for the fussy little ones.

Lynn OConnor

October 1, 2017

Absolutely the best Chow Mein I have had for a long time and so simple and easy to make!!

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