Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

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"This is a traditional Mongolian beef recipe that I have worked on for over a year to perfect. My husband and I love Chinese food, and now we make it at home -- even better than the restaurant!"

Ingredients 2 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 197 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 707 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk the chicken stock and cornstarch in a freezer safe bowl until smooth; whisk in the hot chili oil, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, sherry, sugar, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes. Place the beef into the sauce, stir to coat well. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost, about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat until very hot, and pour in the peanut oil. Immediately add garlic, cook and stir in the hot oil until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Mix in the Swiss chard and green onions; cook and stir the vegetables until they turn bright green, about 3 minutes, and then remove from the wok.
  3. Pour the defrosted beef mixture into the hot wok; cook and stir until the meat browns and the sauce forms a glaze, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the cooked vegetables to the wok, sprinkle with salt and pepper, mix to combine well; serve hot.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • Spread the flank steak out flat, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer until partially frozen, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and slice the beef across the grain into very thin slices.
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HuskerGirl
9/24/2009

I thought this was very good- much better than the other mongolian beef I tried at home. Only change I made was to also add one onion, sliced...to me, mongolian beef in restaurants always has that. It did have a nice kick to it...my husband thought it was one of the best he'd had! Thanks for sharing- I will make again, although I may reduce the hot chili oil next time. I served over rice, and it was delicious!

SunnyByrd
9/2/2009

Excellent! I followed this recipe exactly, except for skipping the salt at the end (taste it first, I'm a bit salt-sensitive, so you may decide you want it). I was a little skeptical about the freezing and thawing and freezing again and thawing again, but it all came together beautifully and tastes very much Mongolian Beef-y. I ate way too much. Thanks for the recipe! :)

charamarie
12/9/2010

This was the best Mongolian Beef I have ever had ANYWHERE. It was especially better the next day after all the flavors had time to blend with each other. It was even more spicy...mmmmm good. A MUST make if you like Mongolian Beef. A+++