Savory Beef Lo Mein Noodles - A Quick Family Dinner











Whip up a delicious, savory batch of Beef Lo Mein Noodles in just 45 minutes! Perfect for a family dinner, this dish combines the richness of flank steak with the lightness of fresh vegetables, all wrapped up in perfectly cooked noodles. A dairy-free delight that promises to impress!


Step 1: Prepare the Noodles

Start this delightful meal by cooking the soba noodles. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then gently drop in the noodles. Cook them for 3-5 minutes until they're just tender to the bite - we're looking for that perfect al dente texture. Once done, drain the noodles and give them a quick rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. This step ensures your noodles remain firm and don't turn into a mushy mess!
Pro Tip: For an extra touch of flavor, add a splash of sesame oil to the boiling water.

Step 2: Marinate the Beef

While your noodles are set aside to cool, take a medium bowl and combine the flank steak slices with the oyster sauce. Ensure each piece is well-coated with the sauce for that rich, umami flavor. Let the beef marinate for about 10 minutes. This brief pause allows the beef to soak up all those delicious flavors, ensuring every bite is as savory as the last.
Pro Tip: Slice the beef against the grain for tender, easy-to-chew pieces.

Step 3: Prepare the Sauce

In another bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil. This mixture will serve as the base of our lo mein sauce, adding depth and bringing all the components together in harmony. Setting this mixture aside now makes the final steps of cooking a breeze, as you'll have it ready to pour into the wok when the time comes.
Pro Tip: Adjust soy sauce quantity for a saltier or more muted flavor.

Step 4: Stir-Fry the Aromatics

It's time to fire up your wok! Heat it over high heat and swirl in the vegetable oil, coating the bottom and sides. Toss in the minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green onions, stirring constantly. You'll want to cook these until fragrant, which should take about 30 seconds. The goal here is to unlock the flavors of these aromatics, which will infuse the entire dish with their essence.
Pro Tip: Keep the ingredients moving to prevent burning.

Step 5: Cook the Beef

Add the marinated beef to the wok, spreading it evenly. Stir constantly, cooking the beef for about 1 minute or until it's just cooked through. This quick sear ensures the beef remains juicy and tender, mixing perfectly with the softened aromatics.
Pro Tip: Don't overcook the beef to keep it tender.

Step 6: Combine and Serve

Now for the grand finale! Pour the sauce mixture into the wok, followed by the cooked noodles. Gently toss everything together, ensuring the noodles are fully coated with the sauce and mixed with the beef. Continue to cook until the sauce has thickened slightly and everything is heated through. This last step marries all the components together, creating a dish that's bursting with flavor and ready to enjoy.
Pro Tip: Serve immediately for the best texture and warmth.