This Broccoli Beef Lo Mein Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect take out fake out meal that everyone will love. Perfectly cooked Lo Mein Noodles, thin tender Beef, Broccoli, Carrots, and Green Onions come together in the most flavorful gravy-like sauce. If that isn’t good enough, it is all made on a sheet pan in the oven.
What About the Wok?
Yes, this dish might traditionally be made in a wok or even a big skillet, but we don’t all have extra large cookware. Standard stove top prep can limit the size of our recipe. By using a sheet pan, I was able to make this into a large recipe. It is perfect for a fun dinner party, a growing family, or planned lunch leftovers. Lunch leftovers are the best, if you had actually order Broccoli Beef Lo Mein out, you would definitely have those leftovers for lunch.
You will need a medium sized pot to parboil the noodles. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out a way to soften noodles in the oven. However, putting the al dente noodles in the oven with all the vegetables and the beef finishes cooking the noodles perfectly, and give some of the noodles a nice crunch. These crispy edges give you the effect of pan frying, again, without a huge wok.
Perfect Broccoli Beef Lo Mein Gravy!?!
In order to coat everything you will need quite a bit of sauce. Mix together soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, and cornstarch. Cornstarch is the key to the perfect velvety sauce or gravy. As the sauce heats up in the oven, the cornstarch will thicken the sauce and give you that perfect take out style gravy.
A little bit of water, but not watered down.
The recipe does call for a little bit of water. It is important to catch this instruction. You do not add the water to the sauce. If you add this water to the sauce, you will water down the flavor. First, coat all of your ingredients and the sheet pan with the sauce. Add the water to the bottom of the pan right before you put it in the oven. The water will create steam in the oven, and help soften the broccoli and keep the noodles from burning. It will ultimately evaporate and you will be left with an amazing Broccoli Beef Lo Mein.
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Broccoli Beef Lo Mein
- 14 oz Box Lo-Mein Noodles
- 2 lbs Beef Sirloin Cut Thin
- 2 Cups Broccoli
- 1 Carrot
- ¼ Cup Green Onions
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- ½ Cup Soy Sauce
- ½ Cup Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds
- ½ Cup Water
- Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a sheet pan with foil and then parchment.
- Bring a pot of water up to a boil. When water is at a full boil. Cook Lo-Mein noodles per the box instructions. Drain and lay on the sheet pan.
- Wash and chop broccoli into 1” pieces. Wash and peel carrot. Using the peeler, shave the carrot into long thin strips. Wash green onions. Remove the bottoms and cut into 1” pieces. Place vegetables on top of the noodles.
- I recommend buying the beef pre-cut for stir-fry. If that is unavailable, use sirloin steak or another modestly priced cut. Place beef in the freezer for 10 minutes and then cut into thin strips. Place the stir-fry beef pieces into a ziplock bag.
- In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, cornstarch, and pressed/minced garlic. Pour half of this sauce into the ziplock bag with the meat. Close the bag and shake and massage the bag to coat the steak. Pour the beef and sauce onto the sheet pan with noodles and vegetables.
- Pour the remaining sauce over the noodles and vegetables. Using tongs gently stir the noodles, beef, and vegetables. Make sure the noodles and vegetables get a nice even coating of sauce.
- Place the sheet pan in the oven and add ½ cup of water to the bottom of the tray.
- Cook at 400° for 20-25 minutes on the middle rack. Stir halfway through. When the beef is fully cooked, turn the broiler on high for 5 minutes to add a little crisp to the beef and noodles.
- Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and serve.