Beef Lo Mein

Portion Size: 3 oz. boneless meat, ½ cup pasta, ½ cup vegetables (approx. 1 ½ cups)

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 beef Skirt Steak, Sirloin Steak or flank steak (about 2-1/2 pounds), sliced thin across the grainTrim all visible fat. 
1 lb. spaghettiMay use whole grain 
1/2 cup reduced-sodium  soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ cup hot water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon
¼ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder or garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoon oil
2 cups carrotsWash thoroughly, peeled,  and sliced thin
2 cups broccoli Wash thoroughly, cut into bite size pieces
1 large onionWash thoroughly before cutting, sliced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
For gluten free (GF): Use GF beef bouillon, GF soy sauce and GF Spaghetti. Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1In a small bowl, dissolve beef bouillon in hot water. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and garlic in the small bowl. Stir.
2Prepare pasta according to directions on package. Drain reserving 1 cup water
3In a medium high heated skillet, add oil. Add beef and brown. 
4Add sauce mixture, cook all together for about 2 minutes and remove from pan. Minimum Temperature 145°F for 15 seconds for beef
5In the same pan, sauté onions until golden brown. Remove from heat.
6In a separate skillet, stir fry carrot until just tender. Add broccoli and cook until just tender.
7In a large pot combine reserved water, pasta, vegetables and beef.  Toss to coat. 
8Top with sesame seeds. Serve hot.

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates