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mongolian beef

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This dish is a popular item in Chinese-American cuisine and now with this recipe, you & your family can enjoy it at home!

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mongolian beef

  • BEEF
  • 1 lb
    round steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp
    shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1/2
    baking soda
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil for frying, or more as needed
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    chili oil, or more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    pressed garlic
  • 3 lg
    green onions, white and green parts separated and cut diagonally
  • 3 c
    cooked white rice
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 3/4 c
    low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make mongolian beef

  • 1
    Place beef strips in a large bowl and add Shaoxing wine, baking soda, salt and pepper; stir to coat and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile make the sauce; in a medium bowl, combine beef broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and cornstarch. Whisk well to blend and set aside.
  • 3
    Half an hour later, add ¼ cup cornstarch to the beef strips; stir to coat.
  • 4
    In a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat, add ½ cup canola oil. When the temperature reaches 365ºF, working in batches, add beef strips and sear until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Let them sit while working with the remaining strips.
  • 5
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp. canola oil and chili oil. When hot but not smoking, stir in ginger and garlic; sauté for 30 seconds or until they start to brown. Add white parts of green onions and sauté for 15-20 seconds before pouring in the sauce; stir to blend. Carefully add fried beef strips and stir them into the sauce until well coated and heated through. Add green parts of green onions and stir well; remove from the heat.
  • 6
    Spoon mixture over a bed of rice and sprinkle on some sesame seeds; serve immediately. Serves 4
  • 7
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