Yesterday Chris said “I really want something good to eat.” Which is code for, you’re going to have to cook something different than you usually cook..lol! Don’t get me wrong, I know he loves my cooking but every now and then we all want something different. So I was searching around on Pinterest and I showed him a Mongolian Beef recipe and he says “I want that!” I saw that it had been pinned a million times so I figured that was a good sign. So I commenced to whipping this recipe up and it wasn’t hard at all. I think it’s a great beef recipe to bring out when you want to impress your hubby or you’re trying to catch a man…lol! Just playing…. well not really.
Mongolian Beef Recipe
- 1 lb flank steak
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- In a medium sauce pan add 2 tsp of vegetable oil over medium heat. When the oil comes to temperature, add your garlic and ginger and sauté for about 2 minutes to release the flavor.
- Immediately add your soy sauce, dark brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil for about 3 -4 minutes to let the sauce thicken up a little.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Take out a cutting board and slice your flank steak against the grain into 1 to 2 inch bites.
- Afterwards put in a medium bowl and add salt and cornstarch.
- Toss thoroughly to coat and let the beef sit for 15 minutes.
- Heat a medium saucepan up with the remaining oil and when it’s hot, add your beef and fry for about 3 minutes.
- You’re not trying to cook it all the way, just get a little crust on it.
- Remove beef with slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate.
- Remove all oil from pan and return steak to the pan and let cook for 1 minute.
- Now pour your soy sauce mixture over your beef and cook on medium for another 3 minutes.
- Garnish with green onion. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
Do you eat a lot of beef? It’s usually chicken or fish over here but this is definitely a recipe that I will make again!