This Garlic Beef Lo Mein is a quick and easy version of classic Chinese dish. It’s so much better than takeout and seriously addictive with tangy garlic and soy sauce flavors, the perfect weeknight dinner idea you can make in 20 minutes!
This Garlic Beef Lo Mein is one of my favorite Chinese dishes, along with General Tso Chicken. It’s so easy to make and unbelievably delicious. And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes.
This homemade version is bursting with flavor and only requires a few simple ingredients: lo mein noodles, flank steak, garlic, carrots, broccoli, sesame oil and for the sauce you’ll need soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar and ginger powder.
How To Make Garlic Beef Lo Mein
To make it, you’ll want to get the noodles cooking first. The next step is to get the flank steak strips marinating in 1/4 cup soy sauce and cornstarch for 5-10 minutes. This is one of the secrets of Asian cooking, as the soy sauce breaks down the enzymes in the meat to tenderize it.
Then while the noodles are cooking and the meat marinating, you can take care of the rest. Make the sauce by combining soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a small bowl.
Then place a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add in a small amount vegetable oil with minced garlic, sliced carrots and broccoli florets. Stir fry for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are starting to get tender.
That’s the time to add the marinated beef to cook. It should only take about 2-3 minutes for the beef to cook through. The last step is to add in the cooked lo mein noodles, and then toss everything with the reserved sauce and Asian sesame oil. Voilà – dinner is served!
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Garlic Beef Lo Mein
This Garlic Beef Lo Mein is like the classic Chinese takeout dish, but better. It features a mouthwatering sauce with tender beef and vegetables for a easy dinner idea you can make in 20 minutes.
- 8 oz lo mein noodles or spaghetti
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 oz flank steak sliced 1/4" thick against the grain
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 medium carrot shredded
- 3 cups broccoli cut into florets
- 1 tsp Asian sesame oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce divided
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions.
In a small bowl, add flank steak strips and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Marinate for 5-10 minutes to tenderize the beef.
In a medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar and ginger.
Meanwhile, place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add in vegetable oil followed by the minced garlic, sliced carrots and broccoli. Stir fry for about 5 minutes until almost tender.
Add in the beef and stir fry another 2-3 minutes until the beef is cooked through.
Drain the noodles and add to the beef/vegetable mixture.
Toss together with the reserved sauce and the Asian sesame oil. Serve and enjoy!