Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese or Lunar year and I thought that I would celebrate by making this classic American-Chinese dish Mongolian Beef, which I know, has nothing to do with Mongolia but it is tasty none the less. Mongolian beef is a dish that is served at a lot of American-Chinese restaurants and it is super quick and easy to make at home and much better than takeout! Really, this dish is as easy to make as sauteing the beef and mixing in the tasty sauce and you have a meal ready in less than 20 minutes!
Serve tossed with steamed broccoli or other vegetable for a complete meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4
Tender stir-fried beef in a tasty sauce.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound steak (sirloin or flank), sliced thinly
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free or tamari for gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chill sauce such as sambal oelek
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup water or beef broth
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the beef and saute until just cooked, about 2-4 minutes.
- Add the mixture of the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger and the mixture of the cornstarch and water to the pan and cook until it thickens a bit, about a minute.
- Remove from heat, mix in the sesame oil and serve over white rice or noodles, quinoa, etc. garnished with the green onions.
Option: Add some vegetables to the mix such as broccoli, peas, peppers, etc.