Five Spice Butter Broiled Beef & Broccoli Chow Mein

Five Spice Butter Broiled Beef & Broccoli Chow Mein

Making this Beef and Broccoli Chow Mein was… interesting…

Pop quiz: What are you NOT supposed to put on a grease fire?
You said water right? You’re right.
I knew that too.

Which is funny because what did I do when some old grease caught on fire in the bbq? Immediately grabbed a pitcher of water and doused it.

Long story short, the decision to broil this steak came shortly after I almost burned the house down.

The good news is that I now know that broiling steak really works and I am definitely going to do it more often! And not just because I’m not allowed to use the bbq anymore.

Drama aside, this meal is absolutely delicious. Juicy buttery steak on a bed of super tasty noods tossed with crisp broccoli and bean sprouts. It’s really really good!



  • 1 lb steak (I used 2 sirloin steaks)
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • For the butter:
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt, pepper and five spice powder
  • The rest:
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1 package fresh asian egg noodles
  • 1/2 package bean sprouts
  • scallions
  • sesame seeds


  1. To make the sauce whisk together the water, cornstarch, soy sauce, hoisin, Mirin, garlic, sesame oil and white pepper. Set aside.
  2. To make the 5 Spice butter mash together the butter, a pinch each of salt, pepper, and five spice powder.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in the broccoli. After 1 minute add in the noodles. Boil 1 minute more. Drain. Set aside.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet under the broiler until nice and hot.
  5. Oil your steak, season with S&P and add it to the hot pan. Place under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes per side until cooked to your liking.
  6. Remove skillet and top the steak with the butter. Remove from the skillet and slice.
  7. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer. When it’s thickened add in the broccoli, noodles and bean sprouts. Toss well.
  8. Top with the sliced steak, sliced scallions and sesame seeds.

Let me know what you think!

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