Sunday, October 25, 2009

Circus Fare--Beef Lo Mein

Please let me know how we went from, The World's Easiest Popcorn Balls to Beef Lo Mein?? Beef Lo Mein! That is what we tackled today!!

Rule #1: WASH UP!!!

Tossing in the "little trees."

Eating the yellow bell pepper!

Cooking up the noodles.

Making a joyful noise in the kitchen!! ;)

Straight outta the garden ya'll!!

Adding Secret Ingredient #1

Mincing the garlic.

Adding Secret Ingredient #2!

Loving what they made, yet not eating enough to earn a dessert. I know, I know....mean ole mama!!

Family Fun Magazine's Beef Lo Mein with a few Bearded Lady Twists!!

8 ounces thin spaghetti, broken in half
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil (I used 2)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups chopped broccoli (I also added 1 yellow bell pepper)
1 1/2 cups sliced onion
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger (COMPLETELY OMITTED! Ginger offends me.)
4 garlic cloves, minced (6 garlic cloves, minced!!)
12 ounces sirloin tips, cut crosswise into thin strips
3 tablespoons beef broth
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar (3 tablespoons of brown sugar!!)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (COMPLETELY OMITTED!! Oysters are even MORE offending!)
Stir the spaghetti into a pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook it according to the package directions. Drain the noodles well, then return them to the pot and toss them with the sesame oil.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add Secret Ingredient #1 (2 teaspoons of Tony Cachere's!!) and garlic and continue stirring while the mixture cooks for another 30 seconds. Add the sirloin and cook it, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until it is no longer pink.

In a small bowl, mix the broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, and Secret Ingredient #2 (a pinch of red pepper flakes!) Add the soy sauce mixture and the pasta to the skillet and continue cooking, stirring often, for 1 to 2 minutes or until everything is heated through. Serve the lo mein hot.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.


  1. Beef Lo Mein was the BOMB! Thanks for having me this weekend!

  2. Ok, where is my friend and what have you done with her??? All of this teaching, learning stuff that you guys have going on has to stop!!! (just kidding... I'm very impressed with your ability to cook with 2 little people!)

  3. I'm also impressed with you including your kids in the meal prep. The recipe looks yummy and healthy, too.