Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stir Fried Beef and Lo Mein Noodles

I was going through the isles at Wegmans after work to figure out what to make for dinner and started reading some cooking magazines in the book section.  I came across this recipe in one of the magazines and quickly wrote down what I needed and went to find the ingredients right away! I know it was probably wrong of me to just copy the recipe and not buy the magazine..oops, but I didn't care for the rest of the recipes in the book.  I don't even remember the name of the magazine as it was one I had never hear of before.  Cooking Chinese is completely out of my comfort zone, but I it looked so good in the picture and so I thought I would give it a try! It was so delicious and it was fun to play with ingredients that I had never heard of or used before.  The original recipe called for Rice Noodles, so the title is actually called  Stir Fried Beef and Rice Noodles, but I prefer Lo Mein noodles.  I also doubled the recipe and added some frozen Peas, which is how the recipe is shown below.  Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you wish to! 
(Serves about 5-6 people) (If cut in half, serves about 3-4)
* 1 cup of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
* 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 4 TBSP. of Rice Vinegar (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 16 ounces of Wide Lo Mein Noodles (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 6 TBSP of Vegetable Oil
* 1 1/2 LBS of Beef (I used Flank Steak)
* 3-4 Red Bell Peppers
* 2-3 Large Shallots
* 3 tsp of Asian Chili Garlic Sauce (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 1 tsp. of Five-Spice Powder (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 1/2 cup of Frozen Peas (optional)
* Get all of  you chopping and cutting done and them set aside.
* Seed the pepper and slice into desired sized strips
* Peel and slice the shallots very thin
* Slice the Beef into about 2 inch long strips (but cutting against the grain of the meat it makes it more tender)
* whisk the broth, soy sauce, and vinegar together in a bowl and set aside
* In a large skillet, hear 4 TBSP of the oil on Medium-High Heat. Cook the Steak for about 2 minutes on Both sides and them place in a bowl and set aside.
* Boil water and boil the Lo Mein Noodles according to the package (about 5 minutes in lightly salted water)
* Drain when Done
* Meanwhile, heat the rest  of the oil in the skillet and add the Bell Peppers and Shallots and cook until just soften for about 2-3 minutes on Medium/Medium High Heat.
* Add the Chili-Garlic Sauce and Five-Spice Powder and cook for about 1 minute
* Add the Broth mixture and Beef
* Add in the Noodles and Mix together well.
*Serve on a plate or bowl