Quick Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

Quick Mongolian Beef

I’m so excited that this Mongolian Beef was a winner! This was such an easy and quick fix that I was able to make it in less than 30 minutes.  The kids really enjoy it and seeing my ‘flexitarian child eating chunks of beef was priceless.

I used Filet Mignon for this recipe (don’t judge me yet) because my daughter would not eat even the slightest chewy meat.  I got a great deal on tenderloin steak today at my local Ralph’s ($5.57 for 0.62 lb.). It was a manager’s special. You can judge me now!

The manager’s special section is never a sure bet for me. Most of the time I don’t see anything I’m interested in cooking, but today almost everything in the Ralph’s meat shelves had the “manager’s special” sticker including filet mignon. There is really nothing wrong with “manager’s special” meats except their bad reputation. Usually “manager’s special” meats are set to expire within 2-3 days and as long as the meat is cooked or even frozen the same day as purchased it should be totally safe and hopefully ‘dealicious’.

 

Quick Mongolian Beef with Broccoli
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 2-4 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 pound steak (sirloin, flank or tenderloin), sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce (I used Sambal Oelek)
  • 2 clove garlic, grated
  • ½ tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup beef broth (I used TJs)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. On a separate bowl start by mixing the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, beef broth, chili sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and cornstarch. Make sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Reserve.
  2. Heat up the canola oil and sesame oil on a wok or large pan. Add the onion and garlic. Sauteed at high temperature until slightly brown. Add the steak. Cook for approximately 3 minutes and add the broccoli. Cook 3 more minutes until steak looks cooked. Remove from wok to a separate container.
  3. Using the same wok/pan add the sauce and cook at low temperature whisking it until sauce thickens.
  4. Place the sauteed beef and broccoli back on the wok/pan mixing it well with the sauce. Add the green onions and sesame seeds. Cook at medium heat for additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve over brown rice, jasmine rice or even couscous.
Notes
This is a kid friendly version but if you like more heat fell free to add another tsp of chili sauce or chili flakes.

 

 

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