Spicy Beef Lo Mein

Serves 4-6

| Prep Time: 5 mins

| Cook Time: 20 mins

| Total Time: 25 mins

You may need: Dried Garlic Powder

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Spicy Beef Lo Mein might already be a go-to dish in your Chinese take-out orders. Either way, with this recipe, you can easily make a healthy version of this take-out classic at home in just minutes! Our unique Silk Road spice blend captures the essence of the fusion of Chinese and Arab flavors typical of what you will find today in Northwest China. Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province and one of China’s oldest cities, is best known as the home of the terra cotta army. Xi’an lays at the eastern terminus of the ancient trading route known as the ‘Silk Road’, which connected Asia to the Middle East and Europe, delivering exotic goods and foods to all corners.

Our Silk Road spice blend uses whole and ground cumin seed for a distinctive, nutty flavor. We combine spicy heat from cayenne pepper with the lemony tingle of Sichuan Pepper to create a warm, penetrating aroma that will fill your kitchen when cooking. Also, try this blend on lamb chops or use with our Spicy Tofu Steaks recipes for a vegan alternative.


  • 8 oz lo mein noodles or spaghetti noodles (cooked according to instructions)

  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced

  • 2 Tbsp Piquant Post Silk Road blend (less to reduce spicy heat)

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce (use less if you desire low salt)

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 large carrots

  • 2 cups broccoli

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional - omit to reduce heat)


This Spicy Beef Lo Mein recipe has medium to high levels of spice. For more spice, add another ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes. To reduce the spice, leave out the red pepper flakes in the recipe. 

Cut the veggies into smaller pieces helps them cook faster when adding to the noodles. If you prefer the veggies have a little crunch, cut them larger.

Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.


Cook the noodles according to the package’s instructions. In the last 5 minutes, add the broccoli and boil until tender. 

Toss the steak in the Silk Road spice blend. In a large skillet, add olive oil or sesame oil and cook the steak until no longer pink. Add the carrots and continue cooking until they are slightly tender (about 2 – 3 minutes).

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp sesame oil, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper.

Add the noodles and sauce to the skillet and stir until mixed well.

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Our Silk Road blend adds a lovely flavor to anything. Try spicing up chili, soups, stews or even ground beef/lamb tacos for a global fusion flavor.

  • Silk Road spice blend works great as a dry rub or a marinade seasoning, too. Try it on grilled, pan-seared, or braised lamb chops for unique nutty/spicy taste. Or, try our delicious Cumin Shrimp with Garlic Rice.

  • Also, try the Silk Road spice blend on lamb kebabs (skewers). In China, lamb kebabs are often served as street food, marinated in a spicy cumin sauce before grilled. To make a quick marinade, add 2 tbsp soy sauce with 1 tbsp Silk Road blend and 0.5 tbsp oil. Also, try our delightful Cumin Lamb recipe.

  • To make this veg/vegan, sub in firm tofu or mushrooms for the beef. Use this blend to make other plant-based recipes including, Spicy Tofu Steaks and Scallion and Corn Pancakes.

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