There was this small Chinese restaurant called Bamboo Terrace that I went to a lot with my Aunt and Grammy while I was growing up. My favorite thing to get was beef lo mein. So for me, this dish is not only delicious but it has these really feel good memories attached. Enjoy!
Beef Lo Mein
- 8 oz lo mein noodles
- 1/4 cup boiled water, still hot
- 1 large cube beef bouillon
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 lb beef (I use top round or flank)
- 2 cups shredded coleslaw mix with carrots
- 2 cups broccoli cut into small pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
Slice beef into thin strips. Set aside.
In a large pot, cook noodles according to directions.
Heat water in a microwavable bowl. Add bouillon cube and brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Once dissolved add soy sauce. Set aside.
In a wok or large skillet with sides, heat 1 tsp of sesame oil on medium high heat. Add beef and cook until beef begins to brown. Remove beef and set aside.
Using the same wok or skillet, add the remaining 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Add coleslaw mix, broccoli and garlic. Saute for about 3-5 minutes. Do not burn garlic.
Add the cooked beef back into the skillet and top with sauce. Cover and simmer on low for about 3-5 minutes. Add drained noodles and stir to combine.
I read that you can also use spaghetti noodles in place of the lo mein noodles but I have not actually tried this myself.