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Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry

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This simple weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry has thin slices of steak tossed in cornstarch and quickly fried until crispy. Fresh ginger and garlic add a ton of flavor to the thickened sweet yet savory, brown sugar and tamari (or soy) based sauce. An easy dinner for any day of the week.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef, dinner easy, steak, stir fry
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 343
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE BEEF:

  • pounds top loin aka Strip Steak or New York Strip or sirloin steak, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root about one 2-inch piece, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic about 5 cloves
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra light olive oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon cold water for cornstarch slurry
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice for serving
  • 3 green onion sliced thin, for serving

Instructions

  • Toss the thinly sliced steak with white pepper and cornstarch until coated evenly. Then set off to the side.
  • In a bowl combine the sugar, ginger, garlic, broth, tamari and Sriracha.
  • Heat oil a large wok or 12-inch chefs pan on medium-high. Once hot, work in small batches and evenly place an single layer of the steak into the hot pan. Cook about 2 minutes a side or until the edges are a deep golden color and are crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat (still in small batches) with the remaining steak.
  • Use paper towel to carefully wipe most of the oil out the pan. Pour in the sauce and bring to a boil, then pour in the cornstarch slurry while whisking. Once the sauce has thickened, add the crispy steak back into the sauce and serve immediately with your favorite cooked veggie over cooked rice.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced green onions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg