Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beef and Spinach (or Broccoli) Lo Mein

I made this with spinach the first time, but my spinach-hating husband really prefers it with broccoli.  It is great either way!
Beef and Spinach Lo Mein
Recipe from Taste of Home

1/4 c. hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. beef top round steak, thinly sliced
6 oz. uncooked spaghetti
4 tsp. canola oil, divided
10 oz. fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 c. sliced green onions
1 red chili pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (I used jalapeno)

In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, garlic and pepper flakes.
Pour 1/4 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add beef.
Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Set remaining marinade aside.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 3 teaspoons canola oil in batches for 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink.
Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.

Drain spaghetti and set aside.
In the skillet or wok, stir-fry onions in remaining oil until tender.
Stir in the spinach, spaghetti and reserved marinade.
Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted.

Return beef to the pan; heat through.
Garnish with chili pepper.
Yield: 5 servings.

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