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Mongolian beef is one of the easiest of your typical Chinese restaurant entrées to make at home.  An added bonus – it is so delicious that you may never order Mongolian beef for take-out again! Never again!

The recipe serves six, but can easily be cut down to serve 2 or 4.

Mongolian Beef

3 pounds flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
1/4 cup of cornstarch
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 teaspoons peeled and finely minced ginger
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 cup water
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 green onions, sliced thinly

Hot freshly cooked rice

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger, and stir until fragrant.

Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar and pepper flakes.

Bring to a boil and cook the sauce until it is reduced to 1 1/2 cups.

Meanwhile, pat steak slices dry and add to a large bowl with cornstarch. Toss the beef so that it is well coated with the cornstarch.

Shake off excess cornstarch using a strainer or colander.

Turn the heat to high and add 1 teaspoon of the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the wok. Add one-third of the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer the beef to a plate. Repeat with the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil and the last two batches of beef.

Pour the sauce back into the wok and bring to a simmer. Add all the beef and the green onions, stir, to heat through.

Serve over the rice.

Serves 6

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1 Marissa { 10.09.12 at 11:08 AM }

Next: easy orange chicken? 🙂

2 Sloane { 10.09.12 at 11:13 AM }

This looks amazing! how about egg rolls next?

3 Linda Hopkins { 10.09.12 at 11:28 AM }

What do you two think this is, a Chinese restaurant? You two just sitting at your desks putting in your orders! Get back to work! xoox

4 Shelley { 10.09.12 at 12:59 PM }

This beef dish looks yummy delicious! Will try very soon 🙂

5 Tram Mai { 10.10.12 at 10:41 AM }

OMG, this looks incredible- thanks for the dinner idea for the in-laws this weekend!!

6 Linda Hopkins { 10.10.12 at 10:45 AM }

Shelley and Tram, thanks for the comments and be sure to let me know how it turns out for you! xoxo

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