MAONGOLIAN BEEF

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS-

  • 1 pound flank steak

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger , minced

  • 1 tablespoon garlic , minced

  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce , low sodium

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 4 stalks scallions , green parts only, cut into 2 inch pieces

LET'S MAKE IT! -

  • Slice the flank steak against the grain (the grain is the length of the steak) the long way 1/4 inch think pieces and add it to a ziploc bag with the cornstarch.

  • Press the steak around in the bag making sure each piece is fully coated with cornstarch and leave it to sit.

  • Add the canola oil to a large frying pan and heat on medium high heat.

  • Add the steak, shaking off any excess corn starch, to the pan in a single layer and cook on each side for 1 minute.

  • If you need to cook the steak in batches because your pan isn't big enough do that rather than crowding the pan, you want to get a good sear on the steak and if you crowd the pan your steak with steam instead of sear.

  • When the steak is done cooking remove it from the pan.

  • Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and sauté for 10-15 seconds.

  • Add the soy sauce, water and dark brown sugar to the pan and let it come to a boil.

  • Add the steak back in and let the sauce thicken for 20-30 seconds.

  • The cornstarch we used on the steak should thicken the sauce, if you find it isn't thickening enough add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of cold water and stir to dissolve the cornstarch and add it to the pan.

  • Add the green onions, stir to combine everything, and cook for a final 20-30 seconds.

  • Serve immediately.