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Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drain spaghetti; add to beef mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with chili pepper.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Thomas
    Apr 28, 2020

    Awesome! I subbed the red chili pepper for a sweet red bell pepper for my toddler and it turned out great! Thank you for this recipe! We purchased this through the buy ingredients button as a test and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.. the things you can do in 2020!

  • ellimaye1
    Apr 8, 2020

    A keeper! I've made this twice without any leftovers. To make it go further, I used 12 oz of noodles, 1.5 the sauce, and add extra veggies (sweet red pepper and celery). Baby bok choy would be yummy too!

  • mollie
    Dec 12, 2019

    This was so good! My husband and I loved this. Def will be making this again.

  • sweetleilani
    Nov 28, 2019

    Next time I'll add Lo Mein Noodles

  • Stephanie
    Jun 17, 2019

    We loved this recipe! Followed the recipe and it is amazing.

  • mimiclemans
    Jun 13, 2019

    what is meant when it says Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

  • jennjenn629
    Apr 7, 2019

    My family loves this recipe a lot. I usually make a double batch because we all fight over the leftovers. I don’t add the crushed red pepper because of stomach issues but it tastes delicious without it. This is definitely a regular in the dinner rotation.

  • wendy
    Feb 12, 2019

    This was great. It was much more calmer than I expected, and that what made me love it.

  • wanders6
    Dec 27, 2017

    Delishious and will be making this again.

  • Shawnee2020
    Dec 15, 2017

    Do you throw out the marinade?