Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein has melt in your mouth tender beef with broccoli, carrots, and noodles. The sauce adds such amazing flavor to this incredibly easy meal!
Try this beef and broccoli combo in a slow cooker or insta pot too. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli or Insta Pot Beef Broccoli are two flavorful recipes your whole family will enjoy.
20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein
Quick and easy meals to make for your family are always top priority. I especially love creating easy meals that don’t require a lot of effort, but are absolutely delish! For example, this Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein is a tried and true family favorite of ours. The beef and broccoli coated in the sticky and sweet sauce is a dinner we all crave often!
This is THEE perfect meal to make for your family and especially for the busy back to school time. I put this meal together in under 20 minutes without rushing around. It is simple and easy to throw together at the last minute or to make ahead. This is the perfect filling and satisfying dinner at home and I know that you are going to love it as much as we did!
Ingredients for Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein
This list of ingredients may look long, but don’t worry, you probably have most of these items on hand. Traditional asian ingredients like hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil are staples you will use again and again for delicious asian flavors. This Garlic and Beef Broccoli Lo Mein also uses a little bit of garlic, brown sugar, and pepper give the best spice to the sauce!
- Lo mein noodles or spaghetti noodles: Either will be delicious!
- Broccoli florets: Add to boiling water in the last 5 minutes of cooking the pasta.
- Olive oil: Coat skillet with oil before adding in steak to cook it perfectly.
- Flank steak: sliced against the grain
- Garlic cloves: Minced will give a great flavor to the steak.
- Carrot: Shredded carrots quickly cook in the skillet with garlic after steak is done.
- Brown sugar: Measure packed for a great rich sweetness in the sauce.
- Soy sauce: Reduced-sodium adds a perfect amount of saltiness.
- Hoisin sauce: Adds thick glaze-like texture and sweet and salty flavor.
- Sesame oil: Combine with soy sauce, hoisin, ginger, and seasonings for the perfect sticky-sweet sauce.
- Ground ginger: Warm spicy flavor that is a little sweet.
- Crushed red pepper flakes: Adds a bit of heat.
- Pepper: To taste!
Let’s Make Lo Mein!
Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein is so easy to put together with just 2 pans and 20 minutes. It is a restaurant quality meal that you can make at home.
- Cook pasta: In a large pot with boiling water, cook the noodles according to package directions. Add the broccoli the last 5 minutes of cooking and let them cook until tender. Drain the noodles and broccoli.
- Cook steak: While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil to a medium sized skillet. Cook the steak until no longer pink. Add the garlic, and carrots and cook for a minute more.
- Mix sauce: In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper and pepper.
- Toss everything together: Add the spaghetti to the skillet and pour the sauce on top and toss until incorporated.
Variations of Lo Mein
Traditionally Lo Mein is a stir fry meal that is made up of noodles tossed with veggies or meats and an asian sauce. The great thing about it is that you can customize this incredible mixture of flavors and textures depending on what veggies and meats you have on hand. Variations will make this meal more convenient and fast, while still giving the same great tasting results!
- No noodles: Leave out the noodles for a simple veggie and meat stir fry. The thick and sweet sauce is insanely delicious and gives the dish so much flavor you will not even miss those carbs!
- Protein: Swap out the beef for chicken or shrimp if that’s what you have handy. Also try Chicken Chow Mein or Shrimp Stir fry for great tasting recipes your family will go crazy over.
- Veggies only: Leave out the meat for a delicious vegetarian version of this meal. For more details on how to create the BEST veggie Lo Mein be sure to read my 20 Minute Vegetable Lo Mein recipe. Easiest Vegetable Stir Fry is a great recipe to check out too!
Can You Make Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein Ahead?
Yes! This is a fantastic recipe to make ahead as part of your family’s meal prepping! Allow it to cool completely and store in an airtight container. It will remain good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Or, freeze it for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator then heat on a skillet until warm throughout.
More Savory Beef and Broccoli Recipes
- Mongolian Beef and Broccoli
- Slow Cooker Cashew Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
- Garlic Beef and Broccoli Noodles
- Slow Cooker Korean Beef
- Super Easy Mongolian Beef
20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein
- 8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti noodles
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounce flank steak sliced against the grain
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium carrot shredded
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons hoisen sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- In a large pot with boiling water, cook the noodles according to package directions. Add the broccoli the last 5 minutes of cooking and let them cook until tender. Drain the noodles and broccoli.
- Cut the flank steak across the grain in ¼ inch strips.
- While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil to a medium sized skillet. Cook the steak until no longer pink.
- Add the garlic, and carrots and cook for a minute more.
- In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper and pepper.
- Add the spaghetti to the skillet and pour the sauce on top and toss until incorporated.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I love your recipes but it would be so helpful if you could incorporate the, skip to recipe option at the top of your recipes. I appreciate the tricks and tips but sometimes I just need to cook dinner and don’t have the patience to stift through all of that.
Hello! At the top of all of my posts, on the right-hand side, there is a button that says “Jump to Recipe”. Give that a click and it should take you straight to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
I made a half recipe of this, since it’s just me. I goofed when cutting the ingredients in half and put the full amount of brown sugar and soy sauce in. I left out the red pepper flakes as I can’t do spicy at all. Made it with chicken breast in place of the beef. I did have to simmer it a little to reduce the sauce, because of my mistake. Even with my boo-boo, it was absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely be making this again and again. I am just trying to decide whether to make it again with the boo-boo or try it as it should be. I’m leaning towards the extra brown sugar and soy sauce, since it was sooooo good! I can’t wait till lunch tomorrow, when I will get to have the leftover portion.
We love this recipe. Actually we love the taste so much that I use the “sauce” from this to make our “egg roll in a bowl” recipe instead of the one that is usually used in that recipe.
Wow! It was fantastic too
My kids are very open and adventurous with food but my husband isn’t even a big Chinese food fan and he enjoys it.
It was a hit. I doubled the meat and sauce and extra broccoli. My Dad is not a rice eater nor Asian food in general. Hmm if not straight meat and potatoes type actually. So I figured the extra meat would be the way to go.
I had planned on leftovers to feed me at work for days. Well no leftovers.
Yum! Really good
Delicious. Made this tonight and my kids loved it!!
I used zucchini noodles instead and it was amazing. I didn’t use seasame oil and you can’t tell. I also had to add a little bit of flour due to the zucchini noodles producing their own water. This was amazing ! 10/10
Delicious YUMMY ❤️❤️🤤
I tryed making this dish,it was absolutely delicious, we tasted everything coming throughout the meal .Making again.
My husband is not a huge fan of Asian cuisine. He absolutely loved this recipe. It was very easy to make and tasted great. This will be going into our regular dinner rotation. Thank you for sharing.
That’s the ultimate compliment! So happy to hear it!
This is excellent. If you like a little more heat, just add whole dried chili peppers. It really balances out the sweetness! I have tried soooo many Asian noodle recipes and nothin comes close to this!!! The hoisin sauce really makes all the difference. Thank you!!!
Oooh, that sounds delicious! I’m so glad that you loved it!
This is so easy and delicious! We literally have this for dinner at least once a week!
It’s a favorite at my house too!
This was amazing! My son wanted beef lo mein (which I never make or even order) so I quick Googled it. This popped up and looked great. I have to say this is probably the easiest meal I’ve ever made and it was so delicious. I doubled the sauce just in case. Everyone loved it which never happens in my house. Now I have to try all your recipes! Thank You!
My go to for a quick meal during the hectic work and school week!! It’s a hit with my family !!
Very Delicious. My family loves this meal. I crave this all the time I am making this TONIGHT.
Makes this all the time. Delicious
We really enjoyed this recipe. There wasn’t flank steak at our supermarket so I picked up cubed steak, cut it against the grain in thin strips, and it was tender and delicious.
Can you make with pork?
Yes, that sounds delicous!
Do you happen to know the calories less the the noodles? I subbed mine out for edmamame noodles and want to get the calorie count!
This was delicious!!!! Definitely making it again!!!!😋😋😊😊❤️❤️
Made it last night but had only chicken….DE-licious!
Also fried up red bell pepper and onion with the carrot. (left this on the side for personal preferences)
So fast and fantastic, thanks for a new one for the meal rotation!
This was SO good! Thank you! 😉
I am planning to make this this week. Would it work to marinade the beef in the mixture of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, etc? If I do so, should I make a little extra sauce for cooking?
We made this tonight for the first time & it was AMAZING!! But that’s one thing I said—marinating the meat first is the only thing that could’ve made this a little better. But I would make extra sauce for cooking (bc it doesn’t cook long after adding the sauce—so raw beef…)
We also had to use sirloin instead of flank steak due to grocery supply—so that could be partly to blame too.
I cook a lot, & my husband said this is one of his favorite things I’ve ever made!