Mongolian Beef

Are you craving takeout? Make your own Mongolian beef instead! It’s incredibly simple and tastes better than your neighborhood restaurant.

Ingredients:

– 1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain

– 1/4 cup cornstarch

– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

– 4 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

– 1/2 cup soy sauce

– 1/2 cup water

– 1/2 cup brown sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

– 4 green onions, sliced into 1-inch pieces

– Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:

1. In a bowl, toss the sliced beef with cornstarch until evenly coated. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef in batches, cooking until browned and crispy. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.

3. In the same pan, add the minced garlic and ginger. Sauté for about 1 minute or until fragrant.

4. Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it thicken for 2-3 minutes.

5. Return the beef to the pan and add the green onions. Stir well to coat the beef in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

6. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving.

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Mongolian Beef

Are you craving takeout? Make your own Mongolian beef instead! It’s incredibly simple and tastes better than your neighborhood restaurant.

  • – 1 lb flank steak (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • – 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • – 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • – 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • – 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • – 1/2 cup water
  • – 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • – 4 green onions (sliced into 1-inch pieces)
  • – Sesame seeds (for garnish)
  1. In a bowl, toss the sliced beef with cornstarch until evenly coated. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef in batches, cooking until browned and crispy. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the minced garlic and ginger. Sauté for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it thicken for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Return the beef to the pan and add the green onions. Stir well to coat the beef in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving.
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