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Beef Lo Mein

This beef lo mein is stir fried steak and vegetables tossed with egg noodles in a savory sauce. A remake of the take out favorite that tastes even better than what you would get at a restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the beef

  • 3/4 pound flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the lo mein

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces fresh egg noodles pre-cooked
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded or julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion tops (only the dark green part)
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the beef

  • Place the flank steak, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

For the lo mein

  • Preheat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  • Add the beef in a single layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. 
  • Remove the beef from the pan. Add the onions, carrots, celery and cabbage to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just softened. 
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the noodles to the pan, along with the beef. Toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the beef broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with green onions, then serve.



Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 706mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g