1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch strips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced green onions
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 medium tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
How to Make It
Cook noodles according to package directions.
While noodles cook, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, five-spice powder, and steak in a large bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced green onions and garlic; saute 30 seconds. Add beef mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato wedges, green onion pieces, and chopped basil; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Chinese 5 spice is strong, so I would cut back a bit. Loved the tomatoes in it. Added white onion to it as I like onions and meat together. Quick and easy, didnt dirty every pan in the house. Would use rice instead of rice noodles. All in all, not sure I would make again, I have mongolian recipes I like better, but a good starter recipe for anyone starting out with chinese food.
I made this last night and my husband and both thought it was good. I followed the recipe as is except I had to leave out the basil (didn't have any). That being said we both thought it was lacking something. It was good, but not great. Will probably not be making this again simply because I have many other recipes I like much more.
Made this for dinner 2 nights ago & everyone is fighting over the leftovers! I decided to marinate the meat in the Hoisin Sauce mixture & it was delicious! Didn't use low-sodium soy sauce and no one in my family found it to be too salty. Added veggies because I thought it needed them--mushrooms & pea pods. Yummy dinner!
We really enjoyed this recipe, though I did change things up a bit. My market didn't have flank steak, so I opted instead for skirt steak, which was a bit on the pricey side... but really worth it and oh-so-tender. I wonder if the flank would have come out so tender. I marinated the meat in the hoisin/5 spice/soy mixture for a few hours, which could have helped with the tenderness (I recommend doing this if you can!). I added extra veggies, as some people suggested: broccoli, red bell pepper and snap peas. Followed the recipe otherwise. All in all, delicious! My boyfriend raved, and I'm likely to make again (probably with the wonderful skirt steak!).
We made this recipe as directed except with the addition of some red peppers. It was tasty, but I don't think it will make it to the rotation because we have a couple other stir fry type recipes from cooking light that we like more.
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