A quick and easy recipe is a great thing to have – if you’re short on time, short on energy, or even if you have tons of time! 😉 This PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef copycat recipe from Damn Delicious is exactly that! I have found Damn Delicious to be one of my newest cooking blog addictions – the recipes are typically pretty simple with minimal ingredients.
Moving right along – there is not really much to say about it, as it’s pretty straight foward! I have to admit, though, that while I loooooove PF Chang’s, I have not been there in years, so I am not sure if it’s a true copycat. Also, I added some green beans for a vegetable.
PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef (Copycat)
For the steak-1lb flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain
-1/2cu vegetable oil (I used as little as possible)
-2 green onions, thinly sliced
For the sauce
-1/2cu soy sauce
-1/2cu brown sugar, packed (I only used 1/4cu, though the original recipe did call for 1/2cu)
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-2tsp grated fresh ginger
-2tsp vegetable oil
-In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and 1/2 cup water.
-Heat the mixture in a medium saucepan until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes; set aside.
-In a large bowl, combine flank steak and cornstarch.
-Heat 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add beef and fry until browned and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.
-Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and discard excess oil.
-Add beef and soy sauce mixture to the saucepan over medium heat and cook until sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in green onions.