Mongolian beef is a popular takeout dish that is much better when cooked at home! This meal is so simple that you can have it on the table in just 20 minutes. Tender beef slices are flash-fried before being covered in a sweet soy ginger garlic sauce.
What exactly is Mongolian beef?
It’s a basic stir fry with thin slices of beef cooked in a sauce of soy, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. The brown sugar caramelizes rapidly in the soy, resulting in a somewhat sticky sauce that covers the meat.
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Additional: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
In a skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and sauté and stir the garlic and ginger until they release their scent, about 30 seconds. Combine the soy sauce, water, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Raise the heat to medium-high and whisk for 4 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves and the sauce boils and thickens slightly. Set aside the sauce when it has been removed from the heat.
Place the diced meat in a dish and completely coat it with cornstarch. Allow the beef and cornstarch to settle for about 10 minutes, or until the majority of the meat, juices have been absorbed by the cornstarch.
In a deep-sided skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil to 375°F (190 degrees C).
Shake off any extra cornstarch from the beef slices before dropping them, a couple at a time, into the heated oil. Stir gently and continue to cook until the edges are crisp and begin to brown, about 2 minutes. With a large slotted spoon, take the beef from the oil and drain it on paper towels to remove excess oil.
Return the skillet or pan to medium heat after removing the oil. Return the meat slices to the pan, stir quickly, and pour in the saved sauce. Stir once or twice to mix, then add the green onions. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for approximately 2 minutes, or until the onions have softened and become brilliant green.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Protein: 18g 36%
Carbohydrates: 54.7g 18%
Dietary Fiber: 3.3g 13%
Fat: 12.1g 19%
Saturated Fat: 2.8g 14%
Cholesterol: 27.2mg 9%
Vitamin A Iu: 1121.8IU 22%
Niacin Equivalents: 7.8mg 60%
Vitamin B6: 0.4mg 28%
Vitamin C: 21.8mg 36%
Folate: 81.4mcg 20%
Calcium: 129.8mg 13%
Iron: 3.5mg 20%
Magnesium: 52.1mg 19%
Potassium: 605.9mg 17%
Sodium: 1861.8mg 75%
Thiamin: 0.1mg 14%
Calories from Fat: 109.2
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