Easy Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

15 Minute Easy Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

The fastest way to make beef and broccoli lo mein is to give it a beef ramen stir fry twist!

This is a super easy and fast weeknight recipe that uses a number of pantry staples.

If you’re a lover of beef and broccoli as well as lo mein, why not combine them for a yummy dinner?!

Ingredients for beef and broccoli lo mein

How to Make Beef and Broccoli 

Beef and broccoli is one of the most famous dishes from Chinese restaurants across America.

This simple recipe consists of sauteed beef, blanched broccoli, and a sweet and savory sauce.

Our beef and broccoli stir fry recipe starts with our easy, homemade sauce and has an additional ingredient to help fill you up: ramen noodles.

Beef and Broccoli Sauce

This easy beef and broccoli recipe can be made in only about 15 minutes thanks to the addition of stir fry instant ramen.

Since ramen noodles cook up in just a few minutes, you are able to make this ramen noodle stir fry recipe a lot faster than using traditional, thicker lo mein noodles. 

Plus, they cook faster than making white rice, which is the most traditional side dish for beef and broccoli.

Beef and Broccoli Steak in a skillet

You can use any type of steak for this recipe if you slice it into pieces, or opt for flank steak, which is already thin cut to begin with.

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Sauce

Our skillet beef and broccoli ramen is made with our homemade beef and broccoli sauce. 

The ramen noodle stir fry even uses one of the ramen seasoning packets in the sauce which helps to bring beefy flavor to the beef and broccoli sauce.

Since you are using the seasoning packet in the beef and broccoli ramen stir fry recipe, you don’t need to add any additional salt to any of the ingredients.

Quick Beef and Broccoli Lo Recipe

Our sauce for this ramen stir fry also includes brown sugar to sweeten up the sauce like a traditional Chinese restaurant beef and broccoli.

Fresh garlic and ginger adds a lot of flavor and sesame oil adds depth and umami in this ramen noodle recipe.

Let’s whip up this simple recipe!

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein Recipe with Ramen Noodles

Makes 3 servings

Prep Time: 13 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups broccoli, blanched
  • 1 pound steak, cut against the grain into 2 inch strips 
  • 3 packages of beef flavored ramen noodles, reserving one packet of beef seasoning for the sauce, discarding the other 2 seasoning packets 
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated 
  • 2 garlic, grated 
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Start by boiling two pots of water. 
  2. Once boiling, add the trimmed broccoli to one of the tops and boil for 2 minutes, then remove the broccoli from the boiling water and blanch in a bowl of ice water for 2 more minutes. Remove from the ice water and reserve until combining all ingredients.
  3. Meanwhile, in the other pot, add the ramen noodles to the boiling water and cook for two minutes. Then remove from the water and toss in a bowl with a drizzle of sesame oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Next, add the water, beef ramen seasoning packet and corn starch to a jar with a lid. Close and shake to combine.
  5. Then add in 1 tbsp of the sesame oil, the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic to that same mason jar. Shake again to combine.
  6. Heat up the additional 1 tbsp sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sear the steak strips for 2-3 minutes. Then remove the steak from the pan to avoid overcooking the meat.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the sauce to the pan, and use a spoon or spatula to scrape up the brown bits from the seared steak. Cook for 2-3 minutes to start to thicken the sauce.
  8. Finally, add in the noodles, steak and broccoli, cook for 1-2 minutes to combine the flavors and heat everything through.
  9. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds.
15 Minute Easy Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

15 Minute Easy Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

Yield: Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A Classic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein Ramen Noodle Recipe that cooks up in only 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. steak, cut against the grain into 2 inch strips 
  • 3 packages of beef flavored ramen noodles, reserving one packet of beef seasoning for the sauce
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated 
  • 2 garlic, grated 
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling two pots of water. 
  2. Once boiling, add the trimmed broccoli to one of the tops and boil for 2 minutes, then remove the broccoli from the boiling water and blanch in a bowl of ice water for 2 more minutes. Remove from the ice water and reserve until combining all ingredients.
  3. Meanwhile, in the other pot, add the ramen noodles to the boiling water and cook for two minutes. Then remove from the water and toss in a bowl with a drizzle of sesame oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Next, add the water, beef ramen seasoning packet and corn starch to a jar with a lid. Close and shake to combine.
  5. Then add in 1 tbsp of the sesame oil, the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic to that same mason jar. Shake again to combine.
  6. Heat up the additional 1 tbsp sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sear the steak strips for 2-3 minutes. Then remove the steak from the pan to avoid overcooking the meat.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the sauce to the pan, and use a spoon or spatula to scrape up the brown bits from the seared steak. Cook for 2-3 minutes to start to thicken the sauce.
  8. Finally, add in the noodles, steak and broccoli, cook for 1-2 minutes to combine the flavors and heat everything through.
  9. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds.

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