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5 from 11 votes

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef is such a classic and delicious Asian dish... and easy to make at home! In just 30 minutes you'll have an incredible meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp grated fresh ginger could easily swap out 1/4 tsp of ground ginger instead
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • approximately 1 cup vegetable oil ,for frying your steak
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce (these last two ingredients are optional but I enjoyed the extra flavor)

Instructions

  • Slice your steak into strips, pat dry, place into ziploc bag. Add cornstarch, 2 Tbsp soy sauce and 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce to the bag, seal tightly, and smoosh around until the meat is coated. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tsp. vegetable oil in small saucepan over medium low heat. Add ginger, and garlic, cook for 20 seconds, then add 1/2 cup soy sauce and 1/2 cup water.
  • Dissolve brown sugar into sauce and bring to a boil. Boil gently for 2-3 minutes until it starts to thicken. Set aside to keep warm.
  • Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add beef and saute for 30 seconds - 1 minute per side. It doesn't matter if the beef isn't finished cooking yet, it'll continue to cook in the remaining steps.
  • Remove beef to drain on a paper towel. Drain oil from pan.
  • Place pan back on medium heat and slide your beef back in. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add your sauce to the pan, cook for 1 minute. Add green onions, cook for 20 seconds.
  • Remove beef and onions to serving platter and reserve sauce in a bowl for drizzling over the meat.

Notes

Add 1/2 - 1 cup shredded carrots in step 6 for some amazing texture!