Ground Beef Lo Mein


This is an easy, budget-friendly, ground beef lo mein. You can make the sauce in advance and refrigerate, which makes this even more suitable for a quick weeknight dinner. Feel free to customize the choice of veggies to your liking! This is just a combo that we enjoy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 6 ounces spaghetti

  • 1 pound lean ground beef


  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced vertically

  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced vertically

  • 1 cup snow peas

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, but still a little chunky, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  3. Whisk hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, sherry, sesame oil, cornstarch, and brown sugar together in a small bowl.

  4. Heat olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper, onion, snow peas, celery, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Return ground beef to the skillet and mix well.

  5. Drain spaghetti and add to the skillet with sauce. Cook and stir until mixture is well combined and sauce has slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately and garnish with sliced green onions.

Editor's Note:

Use ground sirloin instead of lean ground beef, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
23g Fat
49g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 617mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 57mg 283%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 564mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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