Mongolian Beef….Fake Out
I’m sort of a creature of habit. I know what I like and I tend to stay near it. Part of my reason for starting this blog, besides being able to share my life, my garden and recipes with all of you fine folks, is to give me a good reason to step out of my cooking comfort zone and TRY NEW THINGS.
I love Asian cuisine. I have a few items I usually order when we go to P.F. Changs or order take out from Pei Wei. Mongolian Beef is not one of those things. The last time we went to P.F. Changs we ordered family style.
One of the dishes we ordered was Mongolian Beef.
Hello lovely, beefy goodness.
It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
I’ve been thinking about Mongolian Beef since we had dinner at P.F. Changs. It was that good.
So, when I stumbled upon this recipe for Mongolian beef. I had to try it. Had to. Was compelled to.
I call it fake out, because it’s like take out you make at home.
It’s a fairly easy recipe to make. I doubled the recipe, because it’s a 2 person serving.
Here is the ingredient list. Any changes I made are marked in BOLD.
- 1 lb of flank steak, thinly sliced crosswise I used thin sirloin tip steak
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 3 teaspoons of canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger (about 1/2 inch piece) I used powdered ginger
- 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic (about 2 -3 large cloves)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce (I use low sodium)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar I used white rice.
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes I did NOT double the red pepper flakes
- 3 large green onions, sliced crosswise into thirds
It’s totally yummy. Like fight over the left-overs yummy. Everyone cleaned their plates and my daughter got caught licking her plate. Ha! Trust me when I say that means it is Yummy times 10.
What are your favorite “fake out” meals to make?
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