Mongolian Beef, a Classic Chinese Favorite!
|Prep time: 20 minutes||Cooking time: 10 minutes||Total time: 30 minutes|
beef round steak (cut into thin strips) green onions (Cut into 2 inch pieces)
- In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to2 minutes, or until the seeds begin to turn golden brown; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and minced garlic. Stir in beef strips. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together water, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, sugar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil for 1 minute; remove, and set aside. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan. Sauté carrots and white part of green onions for 2 minutes. Stir in green parts of the green onion, and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in sesame seed mixture and beef. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.