Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein with Furikake Peanuts
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Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein

with Furikake Peanuts

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This dish gets its gourmet flair from fresh lo mein noodles, whose delightfully springy texture is perfectly complemented by our sweet and savory sauce and bits of tender beef. A garnish of crunchy peanuts tossed with furikake finishes the dish.
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Beef & Vegetable Lo Mein with Furikake Peanuts
Title
  • 18 oz Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Lo Mein Noodles
  • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • 3 Tbsps Savory Black Bean-Chile Sauce
  • ½ lb Snow Peas
  • 1 tsp Furikake
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water. Cover and heat to boiling on high. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. If desired, remove the tough strings from the snow peas. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Roughly chop the peanuts. Place in a bowl. Add the furikake and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly coat. In a separate bowl, combine the soy glaze, black bean-chile sauce, vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

Cook the vegetables
2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced peppers and snow peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the beef & onion
3 Cook the beef & onion

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and sliced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

Cook the noodles
4 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, to the pot of boiling water, add the noodles, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot.

Finish the noodles & serve your dish
5 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked beef and onion, cooked vegetables, and sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly coated and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles topped with the furikake peanuts. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water. Cover and heat to boiling on high. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. If desired, remove the tough strings from the snow peas. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Roughly chop the peanuts. Place in a bowl. Add the furikake and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly coat. In a separate bowl, combine the soy glaze, black bean-chile sauce, vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced peppers and snow peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the vegetables
Cook the beef & onion
3 Cook the beef & onion

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and sliced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

4 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, to the pot of boiling water, add the noodles, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot.

Cook the noodles
Finish the noodles & serve your dish
5 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked beef and onion, cooked vegetables, and sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly coated and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles topped with the furikake peanuts. Enjoy!

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