Beef Lo Mein

Hearty and delicious Beef Lo Mein is so simple and has so much flavor! It is filled with saucy chunks of beef, carrots and broccoli.

Beef lo mein is a quick and tasty meal, similar to stir fry, that is on the table in no time! It pairs perfectly with Cream Cheese Wontons, Fried Egg Rolls, and Garlic Sesame Noodles.

Beef lo mein in a wok.

An Easy Beef Stir Fry

Beef and noodles is a classic Asian combo. When we were first married, we’d make Ramen noodles stir fried in Worcestershire sauce. Sounds gross, but it was a favorite. Now, we make this more sophisticated Beef Lo Mein which is even better!

You can switch up the vegetables in this recipe according to what you like! Our kids are pretty picky, so we usually keep the veggies more simple and stick to broccoli and carrots.

This Beef Lo Mein wasn’t difficult to put together and certainly wasn’t difficult to scarf down! The flavor was just simple enough to catch the interest of our kids and tasty enough for us adults to want seconds. Another keeper dinner recipe for the monthly menu!!

Cooked spaghetti noodles in a strainer to use for Beef Lo Mein recipe

How to Make Beef lo mein

PASTA. Add sesame oil to cooked spaghetti and stir, set aside.

SAUCE. Dissolve Better Than Bullion and brown sugar into hot, boiled water. Add soy sauce and set aside.

BEEF. Brown both sides of your beef in a hot skillet. Let cool and slice it into 2″ pieces. Return to skillet and fry until completely cooked. Add sauce mixture and cook for about one minute, set aside.

VEGGIES. Dice carrots and broccoli into two inch pieces. Sautee carrots in hot oil until softened, add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes. Mix in garlic and remove form heat.

COMBINE & ENJOY! Toss spaghetti, vegetables and beef together, in a large dish. Serve hot.

Beef cubes for Beef Lo Mein

recipe notes

We used spaghetti pasta because we always have it on hand. If you wish, you can easily use actual Lo Mein noodles. 

Flank Steak work well for stir fry, but other similar cuts can work as well. Whatever type you use, cut the beef in strips against the grain of the beef.

  • Cutting Tip: Place the steak in the freezer for about 30 minutes it will be easier to cut against the grain in more even strips.

We kept it simple and used carrots and broccoli, but you can easily add whatever veggies are your favorite. Some other yummy ideas include: bell peppers, mushrooms, snow peas, scallions, zucchini.

Stir Fry Tips + Storage

Some of you may be stir fry pros, but in case you’re a kitchen newbie like I once was I thought I’d include a few stir fry tips:

  • Use oil with a high smoking point such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, or canola oil.
  • Make sure that you don’t over crown the stir fry pan. You want enough room for everything to fry and not steam. If you need to, then cook in batches.
  • Pat your veggies dry before adding them to the pan.
  • Make sure the beef has come to room temperature before cooking
  • The pan/wok should be smoking hot.

STORE leftovers in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days. FREEZE for up to 6 months. Thaw, if applicable, and reheat in a skillet.

Beef lo mein recipe in a pot

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Beef Lo Mein Recipe

4.5 from 6 votes
Hearty and delicious Beef Lo Mein is so simple and has so much flavor! It is filled with saucy chunks of beef, carrots and broccoli!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 383 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Thin Spaghetti; broken in half
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • ¼ cup Hot Boiled Water
  • 1 tbsp Beef Better Than Bullion
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 lb Beef
  • 2 Large Carrots
  • 2 cups Broccoli
  • 4 tsp Minced Garlic
  • Oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Add sesame oil to cooked spaghetti and stir, set aside.
  • Dissolve Better Than Bullion and brown sugar into hot, boiled water. Add soy sauce and set aside.
  • Brown both sides of your beef in a hot skillet. Let cool and slice it into 2" pieces. Return to skillet and fry until completely cooked. Add sauce mixture and cook for about one minute, set aside.
  • Dice carrots and broccoli into two inch pieces. Sautee carrots in hot oil until softened, add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes. Mix in garlic and remove form heat.
  • Toss spaghetti, vegetables and beef together, in a large dish. Serve hot.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 2 stars
    I hope you don’t mind a smidgen of criticism, but I have a question about your noodle choice. Spaghetti noodles? Why not actual lo mein noodles? They will be softer and much better at absorbing your sauce flavors! Also, if you cut your soy sauce in half, and add a slurry of cornstarch and cold water to your sauce, when you heat everything together you will have a nice thick and sticky sauce that’ll coat everything nicely! Best!

    1. Thank you for sharing. I just have tons of spaghetti noodles & I like to change up recipes, so they aren’t like others. But, lo mein noodles are great 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    We love Asian food in our home. We enjoy eating it out but especially making it at home. This dish is good and easy to make.

  3. 5 stars
    I loved how quickly this came together and that my kids ATE IT ALL! Gotta love a meal that has everything going for it. Thanks for this beef lomein recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    This was SO amazing! It’s my family’s favorite so I was nervous that they wouldn’t like it as much as takeout and boy was I wrong!

    1. I’m glad your family liked it so much! That’s awesome! Thanks so much for trying out the recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I always have spaghetti noodles on hand so this is the recipe for me! Recipe is easy to make and the kids love it.

  6. 5 stars
    Kristyn…..we have a winner! This was hands down the absolute best make at home “Asian”inspired dish I have ever made. So easy and stunningly delicious. So much healthier than take out and even our 16 month old grandson went crazy for it. Thanks for another “keeper” recipe to add to my dinner rotation. Also, I had never tried the Better Than Bouillon and now I am obsessed with it. I use it for everything, so great ingredient tip. Have a great week.
    Vicki

    1. Thanks so much for your feedback. I’m glad your grandson loved it too!! Better Than Bouillon is a game changer… it’s the best! So glad you are hooked now too. Thanks for sharing!