Mongolian Beef

I love Asian food, but I don’t usually cook it that often. This dish however is so ridiculously yummy and easy to prepare, it has become one of my favorite recipes. It’s perfect for a weekday dinner!


What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound flank steak or London Broil
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 green onions, cut into one inch pieces
  • vegetable or canola oil

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a sauce pan, add the garlic and ginger, and cook it for a minute or two, then add soy sauce and water before the garlic and ginger burns. Add brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Boil over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Cut the beef into 1/4 inch bite size pieces. Dip the pieces in cornstarch. Let them sit for 10 minutes, so the cornstarch sticks. Heat one cup of oil in a wok or skillet. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove the meat and rest on a paper towel. Pour out most of the oil from the skillet. Add the beef back to the pan an cook for one minute. Add the sauce and cook for a minute. Add green onions and cook for another minute or two. Serve with white rice.


Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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