This home-cooked Beef Lo Mein recipe tastes just like what you’d get at a Chinese takeout restaurant (or better, because it uses more vegetables than your typical takeout). It’s also easy to make. If you love lo mein, it’s a must-try recipe!
Note: This recipe was originally published on November 13, 2013, but has since been updated with an improved re-tested recipe, video, step-by-step photos, nutrition information, and more. Enjoy!
I remember during busy weekend nights at our family’s restaurant, my parents sometimes worked straight through to closing without any dinner.
We were all focused on getting home and resting, so we made ourselves a takeout dinner to enjoy in front of the TV. Our favorite meal consisted of fried chicken wings, garlicky broccoli with white rice, and you guessed it, beef lo mein.
Beef Lo Mein was also Sarah’s go-to cheap late-night dinner choice in college, so it’s safe to say all of us are big fans of the dish. It also happens to be one of the more popular choices on your average takeout menu.
8 oz noodles (cooked according to instructions)
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup hot boiled water
1 tbsp Beef Better Than Bouillon
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
oil (olive or sesame) for frying
1 lb beef
2 large carrots
2 cup broccoli
1 large onion
4 garlic cloves
-Into hot, boiled water add Better Than Bullion and brown sugar; stir to dissolve. Into the mixture, add soy sauce and set aside.
-Dice carrots, broccoli and onion into two-inch pieces. Pre slice beef into very thin strips. Using a hot skillet with sesame oil, cook beef until it’s golden brown, remove from the skillet and set aside.
-Using the same skillet that was used to cook beef, sautee onions until golden brown with sesame oil. Remove from the skillet. In the same skillet, saute carrots until softened, add broccoli and cook for about three minutes. Press garlic into the same mixture.
-Add cooked beef into the skillet with vegetables. Pour sauce over the ingredietns and let them simmer for about 2 minutes.
-Add cooked noodles and toss everything together.
-Into a large dish, combine noodles, vegetables and beef. Toss to bring everything together and serve while it’s still hot.
Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3746IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg