Forget take-out when you can have savory Mongolian Beef sizzling and to your table in less than 30 minutes.
1 1/2 pounds skirt steak or flank steak, cut into very thin strips
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 to 2 ounces mung bean noodles or cellophane noodles
4 tablespoons stir-fry oil or vegetable oil, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 white or yellow onion, halved and sliced
6 green onions, sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
Chili-garlic sauce or sriracha
How to Make It
Toss steak in cornstarch until well coated; let stand 10 minutes. Fry noodles according to package directions; set aside.
Heat wok over high heat until a few drops of water evaporate immediately. Swirl 1 tablespoon oil in pan to coat. (If using a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.) Add garlic and ginger; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper. Bring to a boil; cook 4 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Transfer mixture to a bowl; wipe wok clean.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok over high heat (medium-high, if using a nonstick skillet). Add white onion, and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a bowl.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok over high heat (medium-high, if using a nonstick skillet). Add half of reserved beef, and stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes or until meat is browned and edges are crispy. Remove from pan, and repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining beef. Stir in cooked onion, reserved sauce, and green onions. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over fried noodles with chili-garlic sauce.
Followed recipe exactly, was too sweet, too gooey, and directions for mung bean noodles was confusing. My package gave two methods of preparation: soak in hot water then stir fry and just fry. I fried them and hope that was right. Will not be making this again!
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