Homemade Beef Lo Mein
Tender slices of beef mingling with thick lo mein noodles, vegetables, and a savory sauce are perfect for tonight’s dinner in this beef lo mein. And it takes less time than takeout to put on your table!
Beef Lo Mein:
Like Takeout, but Better What’s your favorite Chinese takeout dish? One of mine is beef lo mein. I can’t resist the allure of discovering tender beef slices amid a sea of noodles and vegetables.
Or that sauce! It’s really delicious and comforting, but I know of something even better…making your own beef lo mein at home!
Yes, you can do it too! Get takeout-style beef lo mein that tastes even better than your favorite Chinese takeout place.
Beef Lo Mein Secrets
Don’t despair if you have tried before but didn’t like the results. My beef lo mein recipe takes you through how to use a quick marinade. This keeps your beef tender and gives it that beautiful caramelized color that makes you want to dig right in.
Ideally, you should use the fresh lo mein noodles. I realize though that not everyone may be able to find them. If you check your local Chinese market or any large Asian markets like H-Mart, they will most likely keep fresh lo mein noodles stocked. However, if you live in an area that doesn’t give you easy access to these types of markets, you can choose the dried type of lo mein noodles and you’ll still be able to make a really tasty dish.
Carrots (thinly sliced)
2-3 tbsp Corn starch
Fresh Lo Mein noodles (I found these in the refrigerated section at my local Asian store but if you can’t find it youcan also use spaghetti noodles and cook them according to the package before putting it in the stir fry).
2 tsp Sesame oil
Two teaspoon black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tbsp ginger ( minced)
3 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
Thinly slice beef into strips and mix well in a bowl with corn starch. Set aside.
Cut your veggies and have them all ready for cooking.
Mix oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper, in a bowl and set aside.
Heat the pan until smoking slightly on medium-high heat and add a couple tablespoons oil.
Cook and sear the beef about 3-5 minutes. Take the beef out of the pan and set aside.
Add two tablespoons oil, the garlic, ginger and all the vegetables to the pan and Stir-fry on medium heat until tender.
Add the noodles and beef back to the pan and mix well from the bottom up for about a minute. Then cover the pan for a couple minutes.
Add sauce mixture to pan and mix well and stir-fry for another minute. Plate and enjoy!
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