Thursday, July 30, 2015

{Recipe} Stir Fry Beef Lo Mein



This dish is what I'd call, a masterpiece. I absolutely LOVED this meal & it was really easy! That is, once I figured out how Udon noodles work. But I'll walk you through that. I mean, this dish is awesome because you can completely customize the veggies to your liking, plus it is FULL of flavor!  It's been a few weeks since I made this, but I think I need to make it again this week because it was THAT good.  



I mean, look at that! How pretty does this dish look?! The recipe came from Damn Delicious & the only thing I really changed was swapping the mushrooms out for snap peas. Next time, I'm thinking I might add peppers into the mix. Anyways, enough gushing, lets get to the cookin...


Serves: 4 (generous portions...we were hungry!)
Cook time acc to Damn Delicious: 25 mins
Cook time acc to me: 35-40 mins
How difficult was this for me? Pretty easy!


2 7 ounce packages of Udon noodles (I found mine in the Asian food section & they were precooked, yet still in like a solid brick) discard seasoning packets.
1 tbsp olive oil
8 ounces beef top sirloin filet sliced against the grain (I bought pre-sliced beef just because.)
8 ounces broccoli florets
2 carrots, diced
1-1.5 cups of snap peas (I really just guessed & grabbed a handful)

For the sauce:
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger (I used dry ginger, tasted just fine!)
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp sesame oil
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (if you want more heat, use 1/4 tsp)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

In a large skillet, over medium to high heat, heat oil. After a minute, add meat & brown meat on each side, approx 3-4 mins.



While meat is cooking, in a small bowl, mix together all ingredients under the sauce. Set aside.


If your Udon noodles aren't cooked, now is the time to cook them. Follow the instructions on the packaging.

Once the meat is cooked, set aside.


Without rinsing out the skillet, add veggies. If you feel like they are burning, add a little more olive oil.  Cook veggies for 3-4 minutes until they soften up. 

Make sure to stir frequently.


Make sure if your noodles are cooking, you check in on them!  

Once your noodles are cooked, add to skillet.  IF your noodles are like mine where they are in a clump, add entire clump to the skillet.  As the noodles heat up, they will begin to break apart as you'll notice in my photo.  I just kept jabbing them with my cooking utensils.

Add in beef & sauce at same time as noodles.  Make sure to frequently stir.


It took my noodles about 7-8 minutes to fully break apart & tenderize. 


Once your stir fry looks like this, serve it!  Enjoy!


I mean, LOOK AT THAT!