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Beef, noodles and vegetables in a white bowl, garnished with sesame seeds.
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Beef Lo Mein

Egg noodles, fresh veggies and beef strips, tossed in a garlicky, sweet and spicy sesame sauce.  This easy beef lo mein is a complete meal that is on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Deanna

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil divided
  • 1 pound beef sirloin steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 8 oz lo-mein or spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Cup broccoli florets
  • 1 Cup snow peas
  • 1 Large bell pepper sliced
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Lo- Mein Sauce

  • 6 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients for sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • While waiting for the water to boil, heat a wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Add the beef and cook until no longer pink, then remove from the pan to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Drain any liquid from the pan then add remaining one tablespoon of oil, garlic and vegetables. Meanwhile, drop the noodles in the boiling water and cook according to package directions. (5-9 minutes depending on noodle used)
  • Cook the vegetables until they begin to soften, then add the beef back to the pan. Drain the noodles and add them to the pan.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and. Cook while tossing 2-3 minutes until heated through, the noodles are coated and sauce has slightly thickened.
  • Add sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Notes

If you would prefer a darker sauce you can use 3 tablespoons of each dark and light soy sauce instead of 6 tablespoons of light.
If you don't like spice, simply omit the sriracha.
If you can't tolerate garlic, fresh ginger makes a great substitute in this recipe.
You can substitute any of the vegetables you like.  If you want to keep things really simple, go ahead and use a bag of ready-to-use stir fry vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1785mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1401IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 4mg