Beef & Spinach Lo Mein Recipe
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Beef & Spinach Lo Mein Recipe

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If you like a good stir-fry, this dish will definitely satisfy. I discovered the recipe at an international luncheon, and it's now a favorite go-to meal. —Denise Patterson, Bainbridge, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top round steak, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 363 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Remove 1/4 cup mixture to a large bowl; add beef and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature 10 minutes.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil. Add half of the beef mixture; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan. Repeat with an additional 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining beef mixture.
  3. Stir-fry water chestnuts and green onions in remaining canola oil 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and remaining hoisin mixture; cook until spinach is wilted. Return beef to pan; heat through.
  4. Drain spaghetti; add to beef mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with chili pepper. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Beef & Spinach Lo Mein in Country Woman April/May 2009, p36

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Rhynes User ID: 8855408 255437
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"This entree is amazing! Very simple and once you purchase the sesame oil and hoisen sauce its basic kitchen pantry staples. It only takes about 20 minutes to throw together, especially when cooking the noodles via microwave. Very impressed. Very flavorful. I make it about every 2 weeks! Everyone loves it in our house. I'm going to try it with chicken next."

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 253259
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Amazing flavors will definitely add to my rotation"

leolion User ID: 323787 253230
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016


mlrjl User ID: 8914959 252797
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Love, love, love this recipe. Tried it tonight and the whole family loved is!"

Summersh User ID: 6640270 250410
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016


sam.12345 User ID: 8874415 248952
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"Love the freshness in recipe."

wgalgano User ID: 8667998 247178
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"great flavors"

cindiak User ID: 221828 247134
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"I love stir fry because it is so simple to make. The flavors were spot-on. I will definitely make it again."

hesmith31 User ID: 7598952 246786
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

"I love this recipe! Ton of flavor! Will make again and again!"

mfrances User ID: 4363889 245154
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"This was good!!! The only ingredient I didn't use was the chili pepper. All the family enjoyed it...would make it again!"

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