Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles is a budget minded and deliciously simple Asian dinner with noodles,  mince and fresh vegetables.
Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles  is my recipe of the day and is part  of a bunch  of loosely connected bloggers posting  budget friendly recipes. We plan to continue this on a monthly basis.

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Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

My  recipe today is a very retro recipe as well, and  something I  have also seen called “Hamburger  Lo Mein” or “Chinese Spaghetti”.  And it  uses spaghetti, for  the most part,  because in years past, most people  would not have been able to run over to Kroger to by  some  Asian noodles. A box of garden variety spaghetti would have been about  it.

Not that Asian wheat  noodles for Lo  Mein are much different. And I imagine a bit  cheaper to buy as spaghetti. To  stay budget  conscious, use whatever vegetables you bought on  sale that week  or have waiting in your bin looking for a place to go. I like fresh veggies,  but frozen ones are fine too.  And those little  cans  of water chestnuts or bamboo  shoots really add character. I am just not very fond of canned bean sprouts. They tend to have an off odor. And if you can get fresh ones, they are actually cheaper. With no smell. But the  bottom line is to use what  you have.

This recipe won’t pass  muster at some trendy Chinese place in town, but for an  easy dollar-conscious weeknight meals that the kids will also enjoy, it’s perfect.  Because let’s be honest. We are not always highbrow at home, are we? Practicality will always win the  day.

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

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Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Servings 8
Calories 418 kcal


  • Noodles:
  • 16 ounces uncooked spaghetti noodles (cooked to package directions)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small onions (cut into wedges)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 8 ounce can bamboo shoots (drained and julienned)
  • 2 ounces fresh broccoli (cut into small florets)
  • 1 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 4 green onions (chopped)
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 1 cup pasta water


  • Cook spaghetti and drain.
  • Brown beef with onion, bell peppers, garlic and ginger in a large wok or deep skillet; drain fat.
  • Stir in the broccoli, bamboo shoots and carrots, cooking a minute or two more.
  • Stir in the green onions, and when they start to wilt, stir in the sauce.
  • Add spaghetti noodles and toss to mix.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 19gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 530mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3266IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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