30-Minute Mongolian Beef

  • FOR THE BEEF:
  • 1 pound flank steak, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
When you've got so little time, but still want something delicious for dinner, what's a person to do? Make 30-Minute Mongolian Beef!
  1. Place sliced steak in a large ziplock bag. Add corn starch, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and hoisin sauce to the bag. Seal the bag and spread the marinade around until beef is fully coated. Marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make the sauce, add 2 teaspoons of oil to a pan. Add ginger and garlic. Stir. Add soy sauce, water, and brown sugar. Stir until brown sugar dissolves. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a separate skillet, heat cup of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add beef and saute for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Remove beef and drain oil.
  4. Add the beef back to the skillet and cook for another minute or so. Add sauce and simmer until beef is cooked through. Stir in sliced green onions.
  5. Remove from heat, serve with steamed rice, and enjoy!