Easy Mongolian Beef

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Easy Mongolian Beef

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Easy Mongolian Beef is a quick and flavorful dish that brings the bold flavors of Mongolian cuisine to your table in no time. Tender slices of flank steak are coated in a savory sauce, infused with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar. This recipe offers a convenient twist by using an air fryer to cook the steak, resulting in a crispy texture that complements the rich sauce perfectly.

Why Make Mongolian Beef

Easy Mongolian Beef is perfect for busy weeknights when you’re craving a delicious homemade meal without spending hours in the kitchen. With minimal prep and cook time, this recipe allows you to enjoy the authentic flavors of Mongolian cuisine in the comfort of your own home. Plus, using an air fryer to cook the steak adds a unique twist and reduces the need for excessive oil, making it a healthier alternative to traditional methods.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare Steak: Slice the flank steak into thin strips, cutting against the grain for tenderness. Place the steak in a large bowl and coat it with cornstarch. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook Steak in Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Add the steak to the air fryer basket and spritz generously with oil. Air fry for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket every couple of minutes. Spritz with more oil halfway through cooking.
  3. Prepare Sauce: While the steak is cooking, heat olive oil in a large deep skillet on the stove. Add minced garlic and ginger, cooking for 30 seconds.
  4. Make Sauce: Add soy sauce, water, and brown sugar to the skillet. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Combine Steak and Sauce: Carefully add the cooked beef to the sauce in the skillet. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, tossing the beef in the sauce until well coated.
  6. Serve: Sprinkle chopped green onions over the top before serving. Enjoy Easy Mongolian Beef hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Easy Mongolian Beef with steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal. Garnish with additional green onions and sesame seeds for added flavor and texture. Pair it with steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a well-rounded and satisfying dinner option.

Storage Info

Any leftovers of Easy Mongolian Beef can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave until heated through before serving.

Techniques or Tips

  • For extra flavor, marinate the steak in the soy sauce mixture for 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.
  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more or less water according to your preference.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the steak in a skillet or wok until browned and crispy.

Variation

Feel free to customize Easy Mongolian Beef by adding vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, or broccoli for added texture and nutrition. You can also adjust the level of sweetness or spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of brown sugar or adding red pepper flakes for heat.

FAQs about Mongolian Beef

Q: Can I use a different cut of beef? A: Yes, you can use sirloin or ribeye steak as alternatives to flank steak for Easy Mongolian Beef.

Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free? A: Yes, you can use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.

Q: Can I freeze Easy Mongolian Beef? A: While possible, freezing may alter the texture of the beef and sauce. It’s best enjoyed fresh or refrigerated for short-term storage.

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