Cooking Light Beef-Broccoli Lo Mein

"(NUTRITION PER SERVING (1 1/3 cups): CALORIES 327(26% from fat); FAT 9.3g (sat 3g,mono 3.6g,poly 1.6g); PROTEIN 21.7g; CHOLESTEROL 36mg; CALCIUM 47mg; SODIUM 382mg; FIBER 2.9g; IRON 3.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 39.1g)"
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  • 4 cups hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 12 cups vertically sliced onions
  • 1 (1 lb) flank steak, trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic


  • Combine pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.
  • Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ginger and garlic.
  • Sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add broccoli and onion.
  • Sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add steak.
  • Sauté 5 minutes or until done.
  • Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients.
  • Cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Here's how I did it: I subbed thin pork strips for the beef. I added about 50% more sauce fixin's and used a full pound of angel hair pasta. My family LOVED this dish. I think it would be equally tasty with beef, shrimp, or even chicken. Sorry about the changes, but this is one of those recipes that you can really customize to your liking. I'll be making it again and again!
  2. My family really enjoyed this recipe! I didn't have steak and so substituted chicken breast. I also didn't have peanut oil or oyster sauce. I used evoo to saute the garlic, ginger, broccoli, onions, & red bell pepper. (I had red bell pepper in the refrigerator and so added it in with the broccoli). Yummy! Thank you for sharing.
  3. Will definitely make again. Quick, easy and tasty! I didn't have the chili paste, but used Very Lazy Chillis (from the UK) and thought it turned out great.
  4. Very good. Fast and easy, used top round steak sliced thin and only used 1 tsp garlic chili paste to suit toddlers taste buds, also added a tsp of cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp water at the end, to help the sauce cling to the rest of the ingredients. Will add the full 2 tsp chili paste next time as it was not too spicy at all with one. A very tasty and economical dinner. Thanks for posting.
  5. Simple and fast - pretty tasty but could have used more sauce ingredients. I think next time I would add more liquid ingredients to fully coat the noodles because mine didn't coat it as much as I thought and I had to add soy sauce to my dish. But 4 stars because its still good and easy and easily altered to fit my taste!


  1. Really great. With my changes of using leftover roast and water to steam the broccoli, it gets a 4 and then a 5 for the next day (took longer for the flavours to meld with the leftover beef, next time I would add beef broth instead of water). This is a quick every day meal, if I was serving it to company, I would use more traditional noodles.



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