Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mongolian Beef

I am always on the lookout for more Asian style meals and when I saw that Katy had posted this on her blog, Food for a Hungry Soul, I was excited. This was easy to make and oh so delicious! I have never had Mongolian Beef before, but Nathan said this is how it was supposed to taste. It was so good that Nathan and I ate the leftovers cold from the fridge just an hour and a half after dinner. I can't wait to make it again!

P. F. Chang's® Mongolian Beef
Recipe from Meemo's Kitchen

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil
1 pound flank steak (to make slicing easier, put the beef in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to freeze slightly)
1/4 cup cornstarch
4-6 large green onions

For the sauce:

Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add ginger and garlic to the pan. Quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches. If your oil is too hot, this may splatter, so be careful. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then bring the heat up to medium heat and allow the sauce to boil for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Slice the slightly frozen flank steak against the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts.

Coat the steak pieces with a very thin coating of the cornstarch on both sides of each piece of beef. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.

Heat one cup of oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat until it's hot, but not smoking. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges. Stir the meat so that it cooks evenly. After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon or a spider to take the meat out and onto paper towels.

Pour the oil out of the wok or skillet. Put the pan back over the heat, add the meat back into the wok or skillet and simmer for one minute. Add the sauce, cook for one minute while stirring. Add the green onions. Cook for one more minute, then remove the beef and onions with tongs or a slotted spoon to a serving plate. Leave the excess sauce behind in the pan.


Maryanna said...

I can't wait to try this.

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks delicious, great photo

Katy ~ said...

Glad you enjoyed this! It's a keeper recipe for us as well. LOL on eating the leftovers right from the fridge. I've been known to do the same thing.

teresa said...

oh yummy! you had me sold on the picture alone, i love it!

Megan said...

My family LOVES Mongolian Beef - and I'm not too skilled in preparing Chinese food - so I'll have to try this for sure.

SUGAR B said...

Woman, you CAN cook.

That is all I have to say.

Nathan is one lucky man.

Lori said...

I can not wait to try this. Believe it or not I got tenderloin cheaper than flank steak.

Tina said...

This was wayyyyyy yummy. MY hubby and the kids totally loved it. I added mushrooms and then the sauce to the meat and mushrooms (so it was more like when we go out) and it is a new "keeper" in our home.

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