Monday, September 16, 2013

Easy Mongolian Beef Recipe

GipsonWands brings us another great post, this time a recipe for Mongolian Beef.

My wife and I bought a family pack of KC strips the other day and after having a lovely steak dinner we had only one steak left. So how do you make one steak in to another meal? The answer is Mongolian Beef.  This recipe is fairly easy and tastes great served over fried rice, with steamed vegetables on the side. The recipe below serves 2, but can easily be increased to serve more.


First, take the steak (our steak was 12oz) and cut it into thin strips on the bias. Here I’m using a KC strip but flank steak also works well. Cut the steak at a 45 degree angle so the strips are wide, and remember thinner is better. Once you get the steak sliced, combine it in a bowl with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and toss to give an even coat to all pieces, then let it sit while you make the sauce. Now would be a good time to start the rice too. 

steak slices covered in cornstarch
Combine the following in a sauce pan over medium heat
3 cloves garlic, minced 
¼ tsp ginger powder
½ cup soy 
½ cup water
¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
If you like a little heat add a touch of sriracha
Once the sauce reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer. 
In another pan heat up just enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan (hot but not smoking) and slowly place the slices of steak in the pan to cook. Turn steak pieces to get even browning. The thin slices will cook fast so once you get a good brown, pour off the remaining oil (discard).


Then pour the sauce over the steak and cook for 2-3 min, it should sizzle and start to boil right away. Next, turn off the heat, and pour the excess sauce back into its old pan. (You want the meat to be sticky with sauce, not swimming in it) If the remaining sauce needs thickening add just a little cornstarch and simmer.

Serve the Mongolian Beef over rice, pouring on more sauce if desired. Garnish with chopped chives or green onion. We serve ours with fried rice, using the recipe here.

 Its pretty quick & easy to make, and its cheaper than going out for dinner too! If you give the recipe a try, we'd love to know what you think.

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7 comments:

  1. This is definitely making me hungry! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  2. This looks delicious! I will be giving it a try. Thanks for the recipe. Your little suggestions will likely all make all the difference!

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    1. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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  3. Yum...love Mongolian Beef. I will be trying it this week end.

    Ellya

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  5. Oh yes. Very yummy. Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Party!

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