Easy Beef Lo Mein Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 30 mins
Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6 Calories: 368


Beef lo mein is a quick and tasty stir-fry noodle dish. There's many variations but here's our recipe for this mouthwatering dish.


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  1. Cut the beef into thin slices. Transfer it to a bowl and add 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tbsp. regular soy sauce the baking soda and 1 tbsp. neutral oil. Mix and let it marinade while preparing everything else.

  2. Prepare the sauce. In a bowl combine the garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, beef stock, sesame oil, cornstarch, and sugar. 

  3. Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  4. Heat some neutral oil in a large wok or pan over medium-high heat. Fry the beef until fully cooked. Remove from the pan. 

  5. Add the carrots and bell peppers. Cook for a few minutes until the start to soften and toss in the cabbage and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.

  6. Add the noodles, sauce, beef and green onions. Toss them together until the noodles are all covered with sauce.

  7. Serve garnished with more green onions, chopped peanuts or sesame seeds. Enjoy!


  • Use a good quality beef. This will make a big difference in the taste of the dish.
  • Don't overcook the beef. The beef should be browned but still tender.
  • Adjust the amount of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil to your taste.
  • Serve the beef lo mein immediately with your favorite toppings, such as chopped green onions, Sriracha sauce, or chili garlic sauce.
  • Use a wok: A wok is a traditional Chinese cooking vessel that is perfect for stir-frying. It has a large surface area and sloping sides, which helps to cook the food evenly. If you don't have a wok, you can use a large skillet.
  • Serve immediately: Beef lo mein is best served immediately after cooking. The noodles will become sticky if they are allowed to sit for too long.
  • To prevent the noodles from sticking together, cook them according to the package instructions and rinse them with cold water after draining. Toss them with a little oil to keep them from clumping.
Keywords: beef, noodles

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is beef lo mein?

Beef lo mein is a Chinese noodle dish made with stir-fried beef, vegetables, and noodles. It is a popular dish in Chinese restaurants and is also easy to make at home.

How do I store beef lo mein?

Beef lo mein can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use other types of meat instead of beef?

Yes, you can substitute beef with other proteins like chicken, pork, shrimp, or even tofu if you prefer. The cooking time may vary depending on the protein you choose.

What are lo mein noodles, and where can I find them?

Lo mein noodles are Chinese egg noodles that are thicker and chewier than traditional pasta. You can find them in most Asian grocery stores or even some larger supermarkets. If you can't find lo mein noodles, you can use egg noodles or even spaghetti as a substitute.

Is beef lo mein spicy?

The level of spiciness in beef lo mein can be adjusted to your preference. If you enjoy spicier food, you can add red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the sauce mixture.

Can I make beef lo mein gluten-free?

Yes, you can make gluten-free beef lo mein by using gluten-free soy sauce and ensuring that the noodles are gluten-free. Many stores now offer gluten-free versions of soy sauce and noodles for those with dietary restrictions.

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  1. Lily Peterson

    Wow, I need to cook more Asian-inspired food.. great recipe!