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Beef and Pepper Lo Mein

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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
  • 12 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


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package directions.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining soy sauce, chicken broth, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  4. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet coated with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. 
  5. Add beef and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  6. 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.
  7. Discard any liquid that has accumulated in the pan, and add the remaining vegetable oil.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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