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!
Author: The Chunky Chef
3/4tspgrated fresh gingercould easily swap out 1/4 tsp of ground ginger instead
3/4cuplight brown sugar
approximately 1cupvegetable oil,for frying your steak
1lb flank steak
2Tbsphoisin sauce (these last two ingredients are optionalbut I enjoyed the extra flavor)
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.
Add 1/2 - 1 cup shredded carrots in step 6 for some amazing texture!