This Beef Lo Mein recipe made with tons of vegetables and sirloin steak is the perfect hearty back to school recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make!
Thanks to Michigan Beef Industry Commission for sponsoring this post.
These first few weeks of school have been a whirlwind to say the least. And I feel like this is just the beginning since only two out of our three children are school-age. Between Dan being the leader of our son’s cub scout den and assistant coach to our children’s robotics team, to our son playing soccer and our daughter dancing we’re just a little busy. Oh and I can’t forget volunteering myself (along with Dan’s help) to start up the robotics club for out entire elementary school and act as the program coordinator. And of course we can’t forget working! There doesn’t quite seem to be enough hours in the day. I’m sure parents of school-age children can relate.
This level of busyness is not sustainable and thankfully over the next few months things will begin to slow down. In the meantime, thankfully I have several 30 minute meal ideas for our family like this beef lo mein recipe.
Lo mein itself is actually a Chinese dish consisting of wheat noodles and vegetables, but is also often served with meat too. I chose wide lo mein noodles for this recipe, however, you can swap them out for regular spaghetti noodles if you’d prefer.
I decided to add sirloin steak to this recipe since it’s a lean beef and is great in just about any stir fry. I’m not sure what it is about cooking steak, but I am always pleasantly surprised when the steak recipe I’m making turns out well. I believe my hesitation or more so lack of confidence is because steak can easily be overcooked which leads to a poor tasting, tougher steak. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever overcooked your steak. Thankfully I only mess it up about 10% of the time.
Meal planning for crazy weeks like we’ve been having is essential to healthy eating. A little weekend planning (even just focusing on dinners) for the upcoming week can go a long way in not only saving time during the week, but also money. I love purchasing steak (or any kind of beef) ahead of time and when it’s on sale. Look for beef packages that have reduced prices which is typically a day or two before the “sell by” date. This way you can stock up and freeze the beef until you are ready to make use it. Just remember to place it in the refrigerator the night before you plan to cook it to thaw.
Does anyone else struggle with cooking steak properly? Any tips? I’d love to hear what helps you to obtain the perfect steak.
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