Copycat P.F. Chang's China Bistro Beef Lo Mein Recipe | (2024)

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This P. F. Chang's copycat recipe with stir fried flank steak, carrots and cabbage hits the spot. Once you've got it down, it's a cinch to add your favorite veggies and give this stir fry a personal touch!

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ready in:

1-2 hrs

7 reviews


1 1/2 pound flank steak


1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
4 tablespoons beef broth
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Lo Mein

8 ounces lo mein noodles (or spaghetti)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
1/2 cup shredded Chinese cabbage
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup oil, or as needed
1 tablespoon soy sauce, optional


Partially freeze the flank steak. Cut into thin strips across the grain.

Marinade: Combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce and beef broth. Whisk in the cornstarch and sugar until blended. Place in a zip-top bag with the beef strips and let marinate for 30 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Add the low mein noodles and cook until almost done. Drain well and toss with the sesame oil.

In a wok over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup of the oil. When heated, add the beef and stir fry until just cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add additional oil to the wok if needed to yield two tablespoons. When hot, stir fry the garlic and carrots. Do not let the garlic burn.

Add the cabbage and stir fry for another minute or two. When the vegetables are to the desired doneness, stir in the cooked noodles and beef. Stir to heat through and mix thoroughly.

Serve immediately with additional soy sauce if desired.

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  1. wheresthebeef May 22, 2023

    Am I missing something?There are no beef strips in the ingredient listing, yet this is a beef lo mein recipe that directs as follows:"Place in a zip-top bag with the beef strips and let marinate for 30 minutes."

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      The very first ingredient is flank steak.

  2. Audrey REVIEW:
    May 22, 2020

    Awesome! Yes it probably could be enhanced with more veggies and even some tofu, but the taste was great. I only wish I had doubled the recipes for leftovers. Definitely a keeper.

  3. WhatdUwannahav4dinnerIDK REVIEW:
    September 18, 2019

    Ok so I really like this recipe. I’ve made a few minor adjustments. I add more Asian veggies. The recipe calls for shredded carrots and Chinese cabbage. I added bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, baby corn, and straw mushrooms. I use a spicy oyster sauce, it’s a mild heat. It’s not a difficult recipe, and it’s a quick, yummy solution to a weeknight dinner. The kids like it too. 👩🏻‍🍳🥡🥢

  4. Lindi April 28, 2019

    I have a question.... Since I do not have a wok, would a deep pot be ok to use?

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      A deep skillet will work.

  5. Mgclmsw , Michelle Corliss REVIEW:
    January 27, 2019

    This recipes gets a solid five for both ease of preparation,simplicity/availability of ingredients and most of all for the face that my family loves it!

  6. Sarah August 15, 2017

    So does the lo mean itself not have a sauce over it? It just looks like the sesame oil is coating the noodles and the beef is flavored, but is the marinade not used as a sauce or anything? Wouldn't it be kind of dry without some kind of sauce on it?

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      Follow the recipe, it's not dry at all.

  7. Chelsea'smom REVIEW:
    May 13, 2017

    This recipe is fantastic !! It without a doubt will become one of the top requested meals in our home. Thank you so much for posting it.

  8. mschaeffer REVIEW:
    August 2, 2016

    This was very good!! And quite easy to make I thought.

  9. jacelyn REVIEW:
    September 21, 2014

    Was a little confused what the 1 tbs soy sauce listed was for but I am guessing that goes in at the end? That's what I did anyway. I'd say this recipe is pretty close to restaurant quality.

  10. smartypants REVIEW:
    December 3, 2013

    I marinade the beef overnight. Makes it more tender. I use spaghetti noodles as they are cheaper than lo mein noodles. For ease though I use the shredded cole slaw cabbage because it has carrot in it too.

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