Mongolian Beef

I have never been to P.F. Chang’s before but this is supposed to be a copy cat recipe. Either way, this dish is yummy! And the sauce is beyond delicious!

The Recipe:
1-2 lbs. beef (flank steakĀ or stir fry beef), cut into strips
3 tbsp. cold water
1 1/2 tbsp. corn starch

For the marinade
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

For the sauce
4 tsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1 2/3 cup brown sugar

Optional
Rice
Sliced green onions
Sesame seeds

1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl; whisk until combined. Pour into a Ziploc bag with beef strips, seal and chill 1 hour to overnight.

2. Drain marinade from Ziploc and set beef aside.

3. In a medium sauce pan, combine the sauce ingredients. Stir and heat over medium high heat until brown sugar has dissolved.

4. While sauce is cooking, whisk together corn starch and water in a small bowl until corn starch is dissolved.

5. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and stir in corn starch-water mixture. Allow sauce to thicken slightly, then remove from heat.

6. In a large pan or skillet, cook beef strips over medium high heat until cooked through, 5-8 minutes, turning strips over throughout to ensure even cooking.

7. Reduce heat to medium, add 1/2 to 1 cup of sauce depending on how ‘saucy’ you want your beef. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes longer.

8. Serve over rice with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Mongolian Beef

My Experience:

So to start off, the sauce recipe makes a lot more than you need for the amount of beef in this recipe. You can half the recipe if you wish, or you can make it all and use the left over sauce on rice (which is super yummy).

The recipe is pretty easy to make with just a marinade and a sauce to make. I marinated overnight so the day of had very minimal work to do. I also just made plain white rice. And for a little pizazz, I sliced the green onions on an angle to make it look more fancy.

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