Mongolian Beef

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I had never tried Mongolian Beef before but have always wanted to, so when I saw this recipe I jumped at the chance to make it.  This had such great depth of flavor! I loved the sauce and how great it paired with the rice. This is definitely a great version of take out at home! It was pretty easy to pull together too, which was a nice bonus.  I made this with sirloin steaks but  I would recommend sticking with the flank steak as I think the texture of the flank steak would go better with the sauce.  I served these with this Life Changing Baked Rice.

Mongolian Beef
Source: Delicious Meliscious originally on Pink Bites

1 lb. flank steak, sliced crosswise
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tsp. canola oil
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 green onions, chopped

Slice flank steak into strips approximately 1/2 to 1 inch thick.  Pat meat dry and dredge in the cornstarch, making sure each slice is fully coated and shaking off any excess. Set meat aside.

In a large skillet, add 1 1/2 tsp. oil and heat over medium heat.  Add garlic and ginger and cook one minute. Immediately pour in soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Cook sauce for approximately 2-3 minutes.  Transfer sauce to medium sized bowl.

Increase heat in the skillet and add remaining 1 1/2 tsp. oil.  Add beef to skillet and cook until browned on all sides, stirring very frequently. This takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes or less.  Once beef is browned, pour sauce back into the skillet.  Cook over medium heat until sauce has reduced and thickened, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

Serve beef & sauce over rice and top with green onions.

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  1. This is pretty much our favorite meal right now! Now I need to try baking my rice 🙂

  2. I visited a friend in Nashville over the weekend – it was great to get away since I typically work in the lab every weekend.

    Loving this beef, it’s been a long time since I have had Mongolian beef,

  3. This is my husband’s favorite Chinese dish! I’ll have to give this a try…thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  4. Hey! I have everything I need at home …except flank steak 🙂 I think this shall be DINNER tonight 😀 (And lunch tomorrow…yay)

  5. Michelle Bailey says:

    Saw this posted on Pinterest…We made it with pre-cut meat from the grocery, making it very fast and easy. Kids loved it so much, when we went to a restaurant, they ordered Mongolian Beef.
    We added sliced onions and julienned carrots. The restaurant version had broccoli.