I am gonna go out on a limb here and say lo mein is probably one of the most ordered Chinese food here in the US. Even if I am not entirely correct, I think my guess won’t be too far.
If you are a lo mein lover like me, I am sure you have also tried making this popular dish at home at some point. Still looking for the “perfect” lo mein recipe? I’ve got just the right recipe for you!
This beef lo mein recipe is better than restaurant take out. You can make it anytime you want, and with a different protein if you need.
To make tender and juicy beef for the lo mein, start with fresh sirloin steak. Quality ingredients are the first step towards a delicious dish.
Cut the beef into large pieces or long strips, marinate briefly with salt, pepper and soy sauce before cooking. While cooking, as soon as the beef has just stopped being pink, remove from the heat and set aside.
Season the cooked lo mein noodles before getting ready for stir frying is really helpful when making stir-fried noodle dishes.
Not only does it make sure the noodles will be mixed with the seasonings evenly, it also helps to make the fast-paced stir frying process less stressful.
When the vegetable ingredients has turned soft, I added the previously set side beef and noodles into the pan, cook everything together for another 2 to 3 minutes until heated and well mixed.
After garnishing with green onion and toasted sesame seeds, a delicious homemade beef lo mein were ready.
If you like stir-fried lo mein, give this recipe a try, I guarantee you will like it!
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- 1 serving Lo Mein Egg Noodles
- ¼ pound beef sirloin steak, cut into thick slices
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ onion, sliced
- ⅛ head cabbage, shredded
- ½ carrot, cut into match-size sticks
- a handful of bean sprouts
- 3-4 stalks scallion, cut into long pieces
- roasted sesame seeds for topping
- For seasoning the noodle before cooking:
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- For marinating the beef:
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- For seasoning the vegetables during cooking:
- ¼ cup oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Bring a pot of water to boil, cook the Lo Mein noodles for 5 minutes, rinse under cold water, drain.
- Season the cooked noodles with soy sauce, oyster sauce and cooking wine, mix well and set aside.
- Marinate the beef with salt, black pepper and soy sauce for 5 minutes.
- Heat a touch of oil in a pan over medium-high heat, sauté the beef for 1-2 minutes until no longer pink, set aside.
- Heat a quarter cup worth of oil in the pan, sauté the ginger and garlic until fragrant, add onion, carrot, cabbage and bean sprouts into the pan, and season with salt and black pepper, stir fry for 2-3 minutes until soft.
- Add the noodle and beef back into the pan, and stir fry for 2-3 minutes to mix well.
- Add the scallion, cook for another minute until they starts to turn soft.
- Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to serve.