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Saucy Garlic Beef Lo Mein

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.