Easy Beef Lo Mein

beeflomein

After you get all the chopping completed, this dish cooks really fast. I did not have a red pepper, so I used a green pepper. I missed the splash of red color. I did not have flank steak, but used sirloin instead. It worked just fine. I would have used a little corn starch in the sauce to thicken it a bit, as it was a little thin. Other than that, this is a great quick weekenight dish.

Easy Beef Lo Mein

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, chilled
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more
  • 2 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 8 ounces snow peas
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into 1/4″ thick strips
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  1. Cook noodles in a medium pot of boiling salted water according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse with cool water, set aside.
  3. Whisk oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey together in a medium bowl.
  4. Slice beef against the grain as thinly as possible.
  5. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  6. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a large wok or skillet over high.
  7. Add beef and cook, until medium-rare, and transfer to a plate.
  8. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in same skillet over high.
  9. Add garlic, ginger,carrots, mushrooms, and half of the scallions, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  10. Add peas and bell pepper and cook until vegetables are softened, about 1 minute.
  11. Add oyster sauce mixture and reserved noodles.
  12. Toss with tongs, until everything is coated and sauce thickens slightly, 1–2 minutes more.
  13. Add beef and stir to combine.
  14. Divide among plates and top with remaining scallions and black pepper.
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