20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

20 Minute Garlic 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!

20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

School is starting for us next week! Have you seen that meme that says, “I know that school doesn’t start for a week, just walk slow.” That is my favorite meme. The kids are going stir crazy and its time to get our lives back. Am I right? 😉  This summer did fly by for us with a new baby. I can’t believe it is already time to start.

We always go the weekend before school starts to Park City for one last hurrah. It is absolutely gorgeous up there! We love to do our school shopping at the outlets, stay in a really fun place, and end with the alpine slide. The alpine slide is always something my kids look forward to every year. It was a fun family outing and was enjoyed by all!

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With school starting, I will be bringing you some quick and easy meals to make for your family. Not that I haven’t been bringing you quick and easy for a while now. A new baby and busy life tends to consume me. But I love making easy meals that don’t require a lot of effort that are absolutely delish!

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This is a family favorite of ours. The beef and broccoli combination are one of our favorites and my kids are a huge fan of noddles. 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 15 minutes, but I wanted to give an extra 5 minutes to those that aren’t trained in super fast I have a baby crying skills.

This is the perfect meal in one and I know that you are going to love it as much as we did!

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20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

4.85 from 89 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4
20 Minute Garlic 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!


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper and pepper.

  4. Add the spaghetti to the skillet and pour the sauce on top and toss until incorporated.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 760mg32%
Potassium 465mg13%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 61.5mg75%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this recipe yesterday. I posted a picture of the ingredients all together. Than I posted a picture of the finished dish on Facebook. It got some good attention. Several people asked for your recipe. Of course I shared your link and past it along. This dish is amazing and loaded with flavor. I give it five starts. My family and I loved it 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    We love this recipe. I use less brown sugar. That’s just our personal preference. Made it for family and the loved it. Said it was spicy, but it doesn’t seem spicy to us. However we are used to eating really spicy Mexican food. Enjoy!

  3. 4 stars
    My husband liked it but I thought it was too sweet and so will add does sugar next time. Also, the broccoli seemed to be over cooked with give minutes left of the pasta cooking time do would need to adjust to maybe last 3 minutes so it’s still crisp and not soggy.

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent. I did make double sauce, and glad that I did. My husband was eating it with a spoon, like soup.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was delicious! , hubby asked that I make it again. Thank you for the easy FAST recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. I did a few things differently. I sautéed my broccoli, instead of boiling it. I seasoned the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger powder. Just a small sprinkle on both sides, and let it rest for an hour. I also didn’t realize we were out of hoisin sauce until I was making it so we had to skip that ingredient. I used about half as much brown sugar, still thought it was a little sweet but absolutely delicious. Definitely will make this again (and use hoisin next time).

  7. I’ve had this recipe in my saved stash for a lil while now and decided to make it today!!!! Oh emm geee😳😁!!!! Delish!!! Most def will be making again but with a little less brown sugar, personal preference!!! But a great dish and very simple!!❤️👍🏾

  8. 5 stars
    My husband and I make this ALL the time. It is easily one of our most favorite recipes…and so easy to make!! The sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and it uses ingredients we almost always have in our pantry/refrigerator. Thanks for an awesome recipe!!

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