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Easy Beef Lo Mein

If you have a few extra minutes, sliced carrots or mushrooms would be a great addition to this stir-fry. Add them to the skillet with the garlic, ginger, and scallions and cook until tender. Then add the peas and bell pepper and continue with the recipe as written.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 large garlic cloves, pressed with a garlic press or finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 8 ounces snow peas
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4″-thick strips

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles in a medium pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey together in a medium bowl.
  3. Slice beef against the grain as thinly as possible. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large wok or skillet over high. Add beef and cook, tossing often, until medium-rare, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in same skillet over high. Cook garlic, ginger, and half of the scallions, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add peas and bell pepper and cook until vegetables are softened, about 1 minute. Add oyster sauce mixture and reserved noodles and cook, tossing with tongs, until everything is coated and sauce thickens slightly, 1โ€“2 minutes more. Add beef and stir to combine.
  6. Divide among plates and top with remaining scallions and black pepper.