Beef & Broccoli Lo Mein
- 8 ounces lo mein noodles
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 3 garlic cloves, grated
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil
- ½ pound flank steak, thinly sliced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, or to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add noodles, cover pot with a lid, and cook for 5 minutes. Then, add broccoli and continue cooking until pasta is al dente and broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes more; drain.
- Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.
- Heat oil in a large skillet; sauté steak in oil until browned completely, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour sauce over the beef; stir. Add noodles and broccoli; cook and stir until warmed through and sauce coats the noodles, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle most of the green onions and sesame seeds over the lo mein; stir to incorporate.
- Divide into bowls; garnish with more green onion and sesame seeds to serve.
Lo mein is traditionally made with egg noodles. If that's not readily available, you can substitute whatever strand pasta you prefer. Just make sure to adjust your cooking time so you don't overcook the noodles. You don't want them to turn to mush but if that's your thing, go for it!
What others are saying
Caro Hodgin says:
Just like take out! But better, because no MSG and preservatives. Seriously so quick, easy, and just like Chinese takeout.
Jen the Mighty says:
Lo mien is definitely not in my comfort zone, but when I saw the video with this recipe I totally plucked up some courage and went for it. So glad I did! Delicious with authentic (at least in my Californian opinion) flavors.
Jessica Scott says:
This beef and broccoli lo mien is definitely better than take out! The flavors are incredibly authentic, not too much ginger, and the sauce is perfect. It was also very easy to make and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. I can't think of a better dish when you want something delicious, quick and easy.
Laura Griffin says:
Beef and broccoli lo mien is my favorite! I can't believe how easy this recipe was to make. This is perfect for weeknights and also to pack for lunch. It tastes even better the second day after the sauce sets in. I don't even order take out anymore after making this.
Leah M says:
I have no idea if my local store carries lo mein noodles, so is it terrible that I used spaghetti pasta? It turned out really good, so I've been using it every time I make this recipe. My kids love it and it's super easy to make on weeknights.