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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"This was a quick meal to pull together. However, we didn't feel this had enough flavor. Next time, if we make again, I will add more seasoning to the meat, marinate 8 hours. I did used a thin slice of meat for carne aside because it was already cut thin. The spinach overwhelmed the dish as well. I might season the spinach with some garlic before adding to the dish. I used whole wheat spaghetti and left out the canola oil and seasame oil....to many added calories."

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Pretty good. I left out the hot pepper and substituted red sweet pepper for the color and nutritional value. Used whole wheat spaghetti as well."

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"Good flavor! Only suggestion is to cut sesame oil by 1/2 since it's such a strong flavor."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Delicious! Easy to make. Would suggest doubling the recipe and triple the sauce. Wonderful and definitely a keeper"

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Tried this last night and it was really good. Did add a few things and doubled the sauce. Added chicken breast and shrimp along with the beef and added mushrooms, red pepper, broccoli, carrot, celery and snow peas. Only used half of the spinach but adding all would have been okay. The only negative thing about the whole thing was the brown rice I added as a side. That really didn't cut it. Will definitely make again...minus the rice."

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