I came up with this recipe when I saw lo mein noodles in my local Weis supermarket. With trial and error, I came up with a fantastic sauce. I gave my boss and his wife a bowl to try and they said it was really good. The loved the sauce. I love it too and I hope you do! Most recipes call for those expensive cuts of meats that most of us can’t afford or don’t want to pay that price like “flank” and “skirt” steaks. I use thin cut sirloin tips and slice the pieces into thin strips. Just as good, much cheaper and you get more for the $! My recipe feeds 6 but feel free to cut it in half or thirds.
16 oz. lo mein noodles
2 bags Steamfresh broccoli florets
4 tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 lb to 1 1/2 lb. thin sliced sirloin tip steak
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 bag of carrot sticks
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup soy sauce
6 tbsp hoisen sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
Make sauce. In a small mixing bowl, add your brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisen sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red and black peppers. Whisk together and set aside.
Slice your sirloin steak into thin strips; set aside. Mince your garlic; set aside. Have your carrot sticks ready to go.
Boil your noodles in a large pot according to package directions. Drain, add cold water to pot and let sit.
Steam your broccoli in the microwave for 3 minutes less than stated. Set aside.
While the noodles are cooking, add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large fry pan. When the pan is hot, add your beef and saute approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Remove the liquid in the pan.
Put the pan back on the burner and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Stir fry your carrot sticks until starting to soften.
Add the garlic and a dash of olive oil and saute 1 minute.
Add the broccoli florets and stir fry about 1 minute, mixing the vegetables as they cook.
Add the meat back in.
Add the noodles on top.
Pour sauce over top. Mix and mix over the heat until all the sauce is incorporated and the noodles turn a light brown color.