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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 Aug. 28, 2014

In a word....bland. It needs something. I used leftover steak for the meat. I went ahead and marinated it as recipe said to do. I added a cup or so of brocoli and a carot. I used 1 onion sliced instead of the green onion. Also used a LOT more garlic then called for. Added a tsp or so of fresh chopped ginger as well. Sadly I had to use thawed and well drained frozen spinach, I thawed it under warm water then squeezed the excess water out and let it drain an extra 30 minutes as a just in case. I used more Hosain then called for and extra soy sauce as well, but was still just bland. Next time I will put in a touch of hot chilli sauce to spice it up a bit more. Maybe I am just used to a lot spicier then most. I will try this recipe as a start again, but will make some changes to suit my tastes more next time.

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Reviewed May. 13, 2014

Wasnt what I expected.. very bland,had to add extra seasoning.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

This is a great basic stir fry recipe. Other than adding some bamboo shoots I had on hand, I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't have any Hoisin sauce so googled a great recipe and made it myself--yum! The beauty of this recipe is all the healthy, delicious stuff you could add to make it like a new dish every time.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

This was really good! I made exact to the recipe, but can think of a few ways to make it my own next time! More veggies, dash of garlic chili paste.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

Better than take out and faster! Much better for you, too.

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