CRISPY MONGOLIAN BEEF
APRIL 17, 2021
A hearty dish to cook when you’ve got a little more time in the kitchen. A great dish to feed all of your friends when you're having a night in playing games or to make for someone special when it's date night. You can't go wrong with this one.
Prep Time: 1 hour (marinating)
Cook time: 25 minutesTotal
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Serving Size: 4
|8 oz||Flank steak (sliced against the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices)|
|5||Dried red chili peppers (optional)|
|2 ||Diced Scallions|
|2 ||Cloves chopped garlic|
|2 tbsp||Brown sugar|
|1 tsp||Yóu Yóu Tea Seed Oil (plus 1/3 cup for frying)|
|1 tsp ||Soy sauce|
|1 tbsp ||Cornstarch (plus 1/4 cup, divided)|
|1 tbsp.||Cornstarch (mixed with 1 tablespoon water)|
|1/2 tsp ||Minced ginger|
|1/4 cup ||Hot water (or hot low sodium chicken or beef stock)|
|1/4 cup||Low sodium soy sauce|
- Combine sliced beef with 1 teaspoon Yóu Yóu Tea Seed Oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Marinate for 1 hour.
- Dredge the marinated beef slices in the remaining 1/4 cup of cornstarch until lightly coated.
- In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and hot water until sugar dissolves. Mix in 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce.
- Heat 1/3 cup Yóu Yóu Tea Seed Oil in a wok over high heat. Just before the Yóu Yóu starts to smoke, spread the flank steak pieces evenly in the wok, and sear for about 1 minute. Turn over and let the other side cook for another 30 seconds. Separate onto a sheet pan.
- Drain the oil from the wok, leaving 1 tablespoon behind, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Add ginger and dried chili peppers, if using. After about 15 seconds, add garlic. Stir for another 10 seconds then add the premixed sauce.
- Let the sauce simmer for about 2 minutes and slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Add the beef and scallions and toss everything together for another 30 seconds.
- Ready to serve
- Add chilis on top if you want the dish to be spicy!