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Saturday, July 6, 2013

One Pot Beef Lo Mein

You know me and simple dinners.  I love them.  I have two kids under the age of 3 and long, complicated, fussy meals and I don't really get along.  I only make meals I can walk away from, come back 5 minutes later and everything is still okay.

Bathroom breaks, fights over a toy, two year olds running out the front door, you see they all seem to happen right when I start making dinner.  I think the kids have an internal clock that says 'mom's making dinner, we need to figure out every possible way to frazzle her in the next 10 minutes'.

So this dish?  It's right up my alley.

I like to call it a one-pot-wonder.  You cook the spaghetti noodles in a stockpot, saute the veggies in the stockpot and them combine it all in the stockpot at the end.  One dish only!

And this makes a lot.  It will feed a crowd in a hurry.  The little miss gobbled it up, the little man complained about it the whole time {he was already in a funky mood}, but it is pretty kid friendly too.  Depending on how adventurous your kids are.

It's been a long time since I brought out steak on the blog.  I tend to get into routines - sorry about that - figured I better show you some red meat before you leave me!

One Pot Beef Lo Mein
8 oz. spaghetti
12 oz. steak {I used a round steak - cut very thin, against the grain}
3 c. chopped broccoli
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. sesame oil
1 T. olive oil
3 T. soy sauce
2 T. brown sugar
3 T. beef broth
1 t. red pepper flakes
sliced green onions

In a large stockpot of salted boiling water cook the spaghetti according to directions.  Remove, drain and set aside.

In the same stockpot turn onto high heat.  Add in olive oil and broccoli.  Saute for 3 minutes.  Add a bit more oil and add in the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking for 30 seconds.  Add in meat, it will cook quickly, around 3-4 minutes until just cooked through.  While meat is cooking, in a small bowl combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar and beef broth.  When the meat is done, place the spaghetti noodles back in the stockpot, along with the sauce.  With tongs toss all ingredients together.  Serve hot, garnish with green onions.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to eating this cold, straight out of the fridge tomorrow.

Aside from making this yesterday for dinner, I also finally came up with my Saucy Mama Sliced Contest dessert dish.  You know the one that needed to have booze and mustard in it?

Well, I did it.  On the first try.  I have no idea how I did it, but I did.  I hope the judges like it as much as we did.  You'll see the final version on Monday when it's due.  Until then, have a great weekend!

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  1. You could use spaghetti squash too! My kids love stuff like this.

  2. Blessed Little FamilyJuly 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Since the Huzz LOVES your 20 minute stir fry, I will be trying this soon. :)

  3. Autumn @ Good Eats GirlJuly 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    YUM!!!! I love lo mein...this looks awesome!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)July 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I don't blame you for wanting to eat that cold in the morning - it looks sooooo flavourful and delish!

  5. YUM! This lo mein looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. I have made this recipe countless times since you posted it--well over a dozen. I always add more veggies to it and change it up a bit, so that way it doesn't get stale. I made it again tonight with added bean sprouts and mushrooms. It never disappoints. Thanks for such a good staple in our menu!