Are you a reality tv junkie? I am. I hate to admit it but something about those real housewives, those teen mom’s, and all the fights just pulls me in. It’s addicting. I love sitting at the edge of my seat waiting to see what’s gonna happen on the next episode.
Aside from reality tv, I’ve been obsessed with Netflix. I just finished the entire season of Sons of Anarchy and I feel like I don’t know what to do with my life since. When I first heard about the show I wasn’t at all interested but then I decided to check it out. After a couple of episodes I was glued. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen it.
My current tv line-up consists of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, House of Cards, and a few others. Hey, I work hard and I manage this blog so don’t get on me! I could talk for hours about my favorite shows but let’s talk about food, specifically this Mongolian beef dish.
Mongolian Beef is one of my all time faves. You get savory, salty, and sweet all in one bite. I love how easy it is to make right in your own kitchen. When I first thought about making Mongolian Beef at home, I thought it would be a lot harder. You’ll need the basics; flank steak, soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar among a few other ingredients.
This Mongolian Beef is absolutely mouthwatering and delicious to the last bite. The soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar give the beef this tantalizingly good sauce bath. Did I just say sauce bath? Why yes, yes I did. Once the flank steak is cooked, you pour the sauce onto the beef and watch it bubble up and thicken. It’s a real beauty.
This Mongolian Beef is:
- Easy to make
- Perfect for a date night-in
- 1 lb flank steak
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
- ½ tsp ginger, minced
- 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- 3 large green onions, chopped
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 1½ tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- Begin by slicing the flank steak against the grain into about ¼" thick slices.
- Once all pieces are sliced, put beef into container with corn starch and shake to coat all pieces.
- Let sit for about 10-12 minutes in container.
- Heat oil over medium heat for frying.
- Add beef to oil and cook until brown, be sure to stir repeatedly to fully cook all beef.
- While beef is cooking, in a separate sauce pan, heat 1½ tbsp of oil over medium heat.
- Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrance is released but don't burn.
- Add soy sauce, water, and brown sugar. Let sugar dissolve. Increase heat and let sauce thicken.
- Once sauce has thickened (2-3 min), remove it from heat.
- Remove beef from pan and throw out excess oil. Add beef back to pan and pour sauce onto meat.
- Add chopped green onions/sesame seeds for garnish and serve warm with rice and/or broccoli.