Andy loves Mongolian Beef.
It’s the only thing he ever orders.
Back in the day, when I pooped with the door shut and impressing him with my culinary skills was still important to me, I would scour the internet and cook books for at home versions of his favorites that I could tweek to make better.
Coincidentally, this is also how we ended up with two food dehydrators and a bloomin’ onion maker.
This is really easy to make, and is better (in Andy’s opinion) than take out, plus you won’t wake up with Chinese take-out sausage fingers. Don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about.
- Sirloin Steak, sliced into bite size strips (You can also use flat or skirt steak)
- 1 sliced Sweet Onion
- container of Mushrooms (I love Baby Bellas or Crimini)
- 5 chopped Green Onions
- ½ cup Soy Sauce
- ½ cup Water
- ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tbsp Minced Ginger
- ½ tsp Ground Red Pepper
- Corn Starch
- Vegetable Oil
- In a small pan, heat a tbsp of Vegetable Oil over medium high heat. Then add in garlic and ginger and stir constantly for about a minute so that it does not burn.
- Add soy sauce, water, brown sugar and ground red pepper to the pan, and whisk for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
- Dip and thinly coat your steak strips in corn starch. (I put some corn starch on a paper plate, coat the piece, and then set aside.)
- Cover the bottom of your wok or large pan in vegetable oil, heat over medium high heat.
- Add in strips of steak in a single layer, turning once after 30 seconds, then remove and set aside. (You don’t want to cook the steak now, just get a good sear on them.)
- Once all the steak has been flash fried, add the onions, mushrooms and green onion to the wok, and cook through over high heat.
- Once at cooked through, add in the sauce and stir to coat.
- Finally, before serving, add in your steak, stir to coat in sauce for about 1 minute and remove from heat. The sauce and veggies will continue to cook the steak to medium doneness.
- Serve immediately over rice.
Serve over some Jasmine rice.
Don’t have a rice cooker?
Get one. Jesus.