Easy Beef Lo Mein Recipe
Hearty and delicious beef lo mein is so easy and so flavorful! It’s filled with fragrant beef cubes, carrots and broccoli.
Beef Lo Mein is a quick and tasty meal, similar to a stir fry, and it’s on the table in no time! It pairs perfectly with cream cheese wontons, omelets, and garlic sesame noodles.
A simple beef stir fry
Beef and noodles are a classic Asian combo. When we first got married, we would make ramen stir-fry with Worcestershire sauce. Sounds disgusting, but it’s a favorite. Now, we’ve made this more refined beef lo mein, and it’s even better!
You can replace the vegetables in this recipe to your liking! Our kids are picky, so we usually keep the veggies simpler and stick to broccoli and carrots.
This beef lo mein is not difficult to put together, and of course it is not difficult to surround! The flavor is simple enough to intrigue our kids and delicious enough to make us adults want seconds. Another keeper dinner recipe from the monthly menu! !
How to Make Beef Lo Mein
spaghetti. Add the sesame oil to the cooked pasta, toss well and set aside.
Sauce. Dissolve gold bars and brown sugar into hot water. Add soy sauce and set aside.
beef. Sear the beef on both sides in a hot pan. Let cool and cut into 2-inch pieces. Return to pan and fry until fully cooked. Add the sauce mixture, cook for about a minute and set aside.
vegetable. Cut carrots and broccoli into two-inch pieces. Sauté carrots in hot oil until soft, add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and remove from heat.
Combine and enjoy! Arrange pasta, vegetables, and beef on a large plate. Serve hot.
we use pasta spaghetti Because we always have it on hand. You can easily use real lo mein if you want.
flank steak Great for stir-fries, but other similar cuts will work too. No matter which type you use, cut the beef into strips that follow the texture of the beef.
- Cutting Tip: Putting the steak in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes makes it easier to cut the steak into more even strips.
We kept it simple and used carrots and broccoli, but you can easily add anything vegetable is your favorite. Some other delicious ideas include: bell peppers, mushrooms, snow peas, green onions, zucchini.
Frying Tips + Storage
Some of you may be stir-fry experts, but if you’re new to the kitchen like I used to be, I thought I’d include some Stir Fry Tips:
- Use an oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable, peanut, or canola oil.
- Make sure not to over-crown the wok. You need enough space to fry and not steam. If desired, then cook in batches.
- Pat the vegetables dry before placing them in the pot.
- Make sure the beef is at room temperature before cooking
- The pan/wok should be steaming hot.
shop Store leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. freeze up to 6 months. Thaw, if applicable, and reheat in a pan.
more asian dishes:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total time 17 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 383 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 8 ounces thin pasta; broken in half
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon beef is better than gold bars
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 pound beef
- 2 large carrots
- 2 cups broccoli
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- oil frying
Add the sesame oil to the cooked pasta, toss well and set aside.
Dissolve gold bars and brown sugar into hot water. Add soy sauce and set aside.
Sear the beef on both sides in a hot pan. Cool and cut into 2″ pieces. Return to pan and fry until fully cooked. Add sauce mixture, cook for about a minute and set aside.
Cut carrots and broccoli into two-inch pieces. Sauté carrots in hot oil until soft, add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and remove from heat.
Arrange pasta, vegetables, and beef on a large plate. Serve hot.