Easy Ground Beef Lo Mein

8 oz. spaghetti noodles

3 c. fresh broccoli florets

1 Lb. lean ground beef

1 Tbl. dried onion flakes

2 garlic cloves, minced

1- 1 1/2 c. shredded carrots (I buy the pre-shredded/matchstix)

For the sauce:

1/2 c. light brown sugar

1/2 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/4 c. hoisin sauce

2 tsp. sesame oil

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

In a large pot of boiling water, boil the spaghetti noodles according to package directions.  About 5 minutes before the noodles are done, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water.  Drain when done.  Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When meat is just about browned all the way through, add in the dried onion flakes, minced garlic and shredded carrots and cook until meat is cooked through and carrots are tender, stirring frequently.  Add in the cooked spaghetti noodles and broccoli and then pour in the sauce.  Toss to coat everything in sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce is heated through.  Serve.

For the Sauce:

Whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ground ginger and red pepper flakes.