low carb spicy beef lo mein with just 4.9 carbs per servings -- quick and easy! Lowcarb-ology.com

Spicy Beef Lo Mein

Tender flank steak is stir fried with green peppers and celery and then spooned over a bed of stir fried cabbage with a spicy peanut sauce. You'd never guess it was low carb!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 284kcal
Author Lowcarbology Editorial



  • 3/4 pound flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil red chile sesame
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • stevia White powdered as needed for sweetness
  • 1 cup green pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup celery sliced
  • 1/2 pound cabbage sliced into strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil red chile sesame


  • Slice the flank steak up in thin strips.
  • Add salt and pepper as preferred - remember that the soy sauce is salty so be light handed.
  • Add the sesame oil to a wok or frying pan and let it get very hot.
  • Add in the meat and stir fry until the outside caramelized and turns golden.
  • Add in the ginger, green pepper, celery, and stevia if needed.
  • Saute for a minute or two and add the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • Simmer until the sauce dissipates and the meat is coated with it but don't let it scorch or burn.
  • Remove to a clean plate.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan if needed and then add the cabbage.
  • Stir fry until tender and it begins to caramelize around the edges.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together until blended.
  • Pour over the cabbage and mix well.
  • Heat, stirring, for a minute or so -- or until the cabbage is coated with the sauce.
  • Divide the cabbage in 4 servings, mounding it in the center of 4 plates.
  • Spoon the beef mixture over the top of each mound of cabbage.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.


You can divide this up into singe servings and freeze. The cabbage can get a little soggy when frozen so if you are freezing you might want to leave it out and make it right before serving.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1593mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 51.1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.7mg