Overloaded with tender beef, fresh vegetables, and a scrumptiously sweet yet savory sauce, this quick and easy beef lo mein recipe is the perfect healthier (and cheaper) version of this takeout favorite.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Total Time25 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beef, noodles
8ouncesflank steak, sliced
8ounceslo mein noodles or spaghetti
1.5tspfresh ginger, minced
1red bell pepper, sliced
1tspsriracha or other hot sauce (optional)
Start a large pot of water to boil for the noodles.
Thinly slice flank steak and lightly season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
8 ounces flank steak, sliced
Combine the sauce ingredients (brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, and pepper) in a small bowl. Set aside.
1/2 cup soy sauce, 3 tbsp hoisin sauce, 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce (optional), 1/4 tsp pepper, 3 tbsp brown sugar
Add the lo mein noodles to the boiling pot of water and cook based on the package directions. Drain the noodles and toss with sesame oil, then set aside.
1 tsp sesame oil, 8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti
While the noodles are cooking, add olive oil to a large skillet. Add in the minced garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sliced steak and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until it's no longer pink in the middle.
Remove the steak from the pan but keep the juices in the skillet. Add all the other vegetables to the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or to your desired tenderness. You may need to add a little more oil.
1 cup broccoli florets, 1/4 cup sliced onion, 8 ounces mushrooms, 1 red bell pepper, sliced, 1 cup carrots, sliced
Return the sliced steak to the skillet and the cooked noodles. Then pour the lo mein sauce over the top. Toss until coated and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes to thicken the sauce a bit further.