Saucy Garlic Beef Lo Mein

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6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)


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1 pound green beans
1 1/2 pounds lean flank steak
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
7 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10-ounce) package Chinese noodles
Cooking spray
2 1/4 cups low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
3 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 1/2 pound mushrooms)
2 cups (1-inch) sliced green onions
3 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 7 cloves)


Trim ends from beans; remove strings. Cut beans into 3-inch pieces. Set aside.

Trim fat from steak. Cut across grain into thin slices; cut slices in half crosswise. Combine steak and next 4 ingredients (steak through garlic); stir well. Set aside.

Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add beans; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon; place in a colander. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Set aside. Add noodles to boiling water. Cook 3 minutes; drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet or wok with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add steak mixture; stir-fry 5 minutes or until browned. Spoon steak mixture into a bowl; set aside. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

Combine broth and next 6 ingredients (broth through pepper) in a bowl. Stir well; set aside. Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return steak to pan; add beans and noodles; stir-fry 1 minute.

Created date

March 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 516
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 17.1 g
Satfat 6.4 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 57 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 6.9 mg
Sodium 925 mg
Calcium 86 mg