I was cleaning up the Main Courses – Meat index page yesterday and realized I had prepared, photographed and edited the photo of Mongolian Beef, but somehow never posted about it. I got this from Pinterest (originally posted by Just a Taste), and it is supposed to be a knock off of a recipe from a nice Asian restaurant chain that I have never been to. I don’t know how close it is to the original, but I can tell you it is delicious.
It is similar to the Asparagus Beef recipe, without the asparagus, of course. You could definitely throw some precooked vegetables in with the sauce, or serve them on the side like I did. Lil Man would have revolted if I had combined them with the meat.
The coating with cornstarch does two things: keeps the meat moist and thickens the sauce. I have since used this cornstarch technique on chicken and pork as well as beef and even used a store bought sauce with great results. I admit I normally use about 1/4 cup of oil or less in the pan and sauté the meat more than frying it as the recipe below does. To each his/her own.
From start to finish the recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare which makes it perfect for busy weeknights.
Until next time, happy eating!