Ground Beef Lo Mein

"This is an easy, budget-friendly stir-fry meal. You can make the sauce in advance and refrigerate, which makes this even more suitable for a quick weeknight dinner. Feel free to customize the choice of veggies to your liking; this is just a combo that we enjoy."

  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Ready in 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Vegetables:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced vertically
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced vertically
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, but still a little chunky, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Whisk hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, sherry, sesame oil, cornstarch, and brown sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Heat olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper, onion, snow peas, celery, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Return ground beef to the skillet and mix well.
  • Drain spaghetti and to the skillet with the sauce. Cook and stir until mixture is well combined and sauce has slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately and garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 23.3g
  • Saturated Fat: : 23.3g
  • Sodium: : 23.3g
  • Potassium: : 23.3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 23.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 23.3g
  • Protein: : 23.3g
  • Sugars: : 23.3g
  • Vitamin C: : 23.3g
  • Iron: : 23.3g
  • Niacin: : 23.3g
  • Magnesium: : 23.3g

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Use ground sirloin instead of lean ground beef, if desired.