Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quick Beef Lo Mein

Home Made Simple

Make this delicious take-out favorite at home with whole wheat pasta and you may just cut your expenses and your waistline.

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Approximate Cost: $3 per serving, (factor an additional $5 to $7 if pantry staples are needed).

3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups cooked whole wheat spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked)
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 medium onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
1 flank steak (1 pound), trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips
Thinly sliced green onions, to garnish
Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish


In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, chili paste and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Combine pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.
While pasta cooks, heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, broccoli and onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the steak and sauté for 5 minutes or until done. Add pasta mixture and soy sauce mixture and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.
Serve garnished with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.


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