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Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein – No need for take outs ! Make this easy homemade Beef Lo Mein and serve within 20 minutes – perfect dinner on a busy week night.

Beef Lo Mein

All our Chinese restaurants have moved away from our area, either to the bigger malls or some have simply closed down, which is a shame as we love Chinese food.

On my mission to start making our favorite take-aways at home, I decided to give the Beef Lo Mein a try.

The vegetables turned out tender, yet still crisp. Just the way it is supposed to be and by my timing it took about the same amount of time as what we used to wait when we ordered in the restaurant.

No driving to and from the restaurant is also a bonus (we never had a Chinese restaurant delivering).

Beef Lo Mein

I know Spaghettini is not always available, at least not in our usual supermarket. Therefore I tried the recipe using Spaghettini as shown on the pics and also used plain old Spaghetti the second time.

To be honest, there was no difference in taste, but we all agreed that the thinner pasta made the Beef Lo Mein a little more Chinese.

You can play around with the quantities of the vegetables, if you prefer more Carrots, by all means, add more ! Or you might not like Sugar Snap Peas ? Try young Green Beans instead,  makes the dish just as delicious.

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Beef Lo Mein

As for the Beef, I use what we call “Minute Steaks” in South-Africa. The Steaks are already thinly sliced and about 5 centimeters (2 inches) in diameter, which I then slice in half.

The thickness of the Steaks are only around 5 millimeters, therefore the meat cooks very quickly.

By the time the pasta is ready, the Beef and vegetables should also be ready and you can mix things up, heat through and serve in under 20 minutes.

Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Beef Lo Mein - No need for take outs ! Make this easy homemade Beef Lo Mein and serve within 20 minutes - perfect dinner on a busy week night.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 500 g Spaghettini ( 16 oz )
  • 3/4 cup Beef Stock
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 t Brown Sugar
  • 2 TB Sesame Oil
  • 900 g Beef thinly sliced ( 2 pounds )
  • 6 Spring Onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Carrots julienned
  • 250 g Mushrooms sliced ( 8 oz )
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
Instructions
  1. Cook the Spaghettini according to the instructions on the packet, drain and set aside
  2. Combine the Beef Stock, Soy Sauce and Sugar in a small bowl – set aside
  3. Heat the Oil over high heat in a large wok – add the Beef and stir-fry until done
  4. Add the Spring Onions, Carrots, Mushrooms, Peas and the Beef Stock mixture to the Beef – stir-fry 5 – 8 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the Carrots and Peas are still crisp
  5. Stir in the cooked Spaghettini and heat through

Serve immediately.

LINDA

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Bestdayblogger

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

What a lovely recipe! Yummy!

Brian

Thursday 13th of August 2015

I love chinese however we don't have a local takeaway so we have to cook it all from scratch this is now on the list for cooking thanks for sharing #Domesblissity

Jamie Sherman

Thursday 13th of August 2015

This looks perfect for hectic nights - quick and easy meals are a must!

Evelyn Osborn

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

This is one of my favorite dishes!! I am so craving this right now!! Pinned!

Bohemian Babushka

Monday 10th of August 2015

That looks beyond Delicioso! Consider yourself pinned!!! BB2U

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