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Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein with Chinese Broccoli and Baby Corn

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Put down that takeout menu! Chef Shanna brings one of her favorite orders at Chinese restaurants, beef lo mein, to the table in less time than it takes to wait for delivery. Ground beef and long life noodles are tossed with a sticky sauce of soy, hoisin, and rice wine vinegar. Stir-fried Chinese broccoli, baby corn, and carrots provide the veggie factor. Finished with crunchy sesame seeds, this is a slurp-tastic bowl everyone will love.


  • Stovetop Only
  • Quick Cook

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By Chef Shanna

By Chef Shanna

Nutritional info

  • Calories 920
  • Protein 50g
  • Total Carb 95g
  • Total Fat 37g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • Chinese broccoli
    6 ounces
    Chinese broccoli
  • yellow onion
    yellow onion
  • garlic
    2 cloves
  • dark soy sauce
    1/3 cup
    dark soy sauce
  • hoisin sauce
    3 tablespoons
    hoisin sauce
  • rice wine vinegar
    1 1/2 tablespoon
    rice wine vinegar
  • ground beef
    12 ounces
    ground beef
  • long life noodles
    8 ounces
    long life noodles
  • sesame oil
    1/2 tablespoon
    sesame oil
  • baby corn
    4 ounces
    baby corn
  • shredded carrots
    1/2 cup
    shredded carrots
  • sesame seeds
    1 tablespoon
    sesame seeds

What You’ll Need

  • canola oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 8" medium pot
  • 10" medium high-sided pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Rinse all produce. Trim and discard bottom 1 inch of Chinese broccoli stems, then cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Mince garlic.

  2. Make sauce

    Make sauce

    In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin, and rice wine vinegar until combined—this is a great task for your kitchen companion. Set sauce aside until Step 5. Pat beef dry with paper towel.

  3. Cook beef

    Cook beef

    Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a medium high-sided pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring, until softening, 3 minutes. Add beef to pan and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Cook, breaking up, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a bowl. Wipe pan clean for Step 5.

  4. Cook long life noodles

    Cook long life noodles

    While beef cooks, season boiling water generously with salt. Over a clean, dry surface, use your hands to gently separate long life noodles—enlist a helping hand for this part. Add noodles to boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water for 30 seconds to stop cooking. Transfer noodles to bowl with beef.

  5. Finish beef lo mein

    Finish beef lo mein

    Return pan from beef to medium-high heat with sesame oil. When oil is shimmering, add baby corn, carrots, and Chinese broccoli to pan and sauté until softening, 3-4 minutes. Add sauce to pan and cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender, 1-2 minutes. Add beef and noodles and cook until warmed through, 1-2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat.

  6. Plate beef lo mein

    Plate beef lo mein

    Taste beef lo mein and season with salt and pepper as desired. Divide between serving bowls, garnish with sesame seeds, and dig in!

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