Simple and flavorful beef and pepper lo mein will satisfy your craving for takeout, and you don’t have to spend lots of time making it.
- 12 ounces Chinese egg noodles (or angel hair pasta)
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce, divided
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 pound flank steak, cut across the grain into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
- 1–2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1 large green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 6 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package directions.
- Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Place the noodles in a large bowl and toss with sesame oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining soy sauce, chicken broth, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet coated with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
- Add beef and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes or until browned.
- Add fresh ginger and garlic and continue cooking for about 1 more minute, stirring frequently, until fragrant. Transfer beef to a plate and set aside.
- Discard any liquid that has accumulated in the pan, and add the remaining vegetable oil.
- Place peppers in the pan and cook about 2 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften. Stir in scallions and continue cooking for one more minute, stirring once halfway through.
- Return beef to the pan and stir to combine with the vegetables. Add the oyster sauce mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Saute for one minute.
- Add the noodles to the pan and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the noodles are heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Beef
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Chinese
Keywords: beef, lo mein, noodles