Friday, September 4, 2009

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef was delicious! Such simple flavours but so so nice. Hubby even wanted seconds but there was none :)

This made enough for 2 adults and 2 children

500gms beef (I used stir fry beef that was already cut for me) most recipes say to use flank steak
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup corn flour (corn starch)
1/2 teaspoon ginger (I used powdered)
1 tablespoon (2 cloves) garlic chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce (or you can just use 1/2 cup soy and no oyster sauce)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 green onions (spring onions)
1/2 brown onion
salt and pepper to season
1. Coat your beef strips in corn flour and let sit for around 10 mins (this seems to be important, don't know why)
2. Heat oil in pan and add garlic and ginger and fry til just brown. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar and water and let boil for around 2 minutes, then emove from heat.
3. Heat 1/4 cup oil in wok or other pan and fry the beef until almost cooked (it will cook again later so no need to over cook and make it tough). Remove from the pan and let it drain on some paper towel.
4. Remove excess oil then add the onions and fry for a minute or so. Add the meat back, fry for another minute. Add the sauce and mix well.
5. Serve with rice and your choice of sides. I lightly stir fried some yellow and red capsicum (peppers) and zucchini.
REVIEW- I have made this twice now, exactly the same way and I wouldn't change anything. The kids love it too which is good.


  1. Sounds so yummy! What is a brown just the regular kind? Maybe we call them yellow onions here.

  2. Brown is a yellow onion Christina :o)

    That looks really good! Sorta like what we've made for stir fry's, but we don't follow a recipe. We just use what we have. Lorne would love if I added ginger, but ginger and I do not get along :P