A delectable fusion of savoury flavours and tender beef, this Mongolian beef stir fry is a dish that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Asia. With its rich, caramelized sauce, this recipe strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savoury, making it an irresistible addition to your culinary repertoire.
The thinly sliced steak strips, stir-fried to tender perfection, beautifully pairing with the aromatic blend of garlic, ginger, soy and crunchy fresh vegetables. So, grab your wok and get ready to embark on a culinary journey with this mouth-watering Mongolian beef stir fry!
Mongolian beef stir fry
350g Steak Strips
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
125g soy sauce
30ml rice wine vinegar
90g hoisin sauce
125g brown sugar
125g brown sugar
1/2 tsp Korean chilli flakes
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, sliced diagonally
one hand full of each of broccoli, fine beans, red pepper, baby corn – all sliced diagonally
- In a large bowl, coat the thinly sliced beef with the cornflour, ensuring each piece is well coated. Set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, hoisin, rice wine vinegar and Korean chilli flakes to the wok, stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes until it thickens slightly.
- Remove the sauce from the wok and set aside.
- In the same wok, heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil over a high heat. Add the thinly sliced beef and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until it is browned and cooked through. Remove the beef from the wok and set aside.
- Sauté the vegetables; broccoli, spring onions, pepper, baby corn and fine beans to the wok and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they become slightly tender.
- Return the cooked beef to the wok and pour the sauce over it. Stir everything together, ensuring the beef and onions are evenly coated with the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the beef beautifully.
- Remove the wok from the heat and garnish the Mongolian beef stir fry with sliced green onions.
- Serve the Mongolian beef stir fry hot over steamed rice and indulge in the delightful flavours of this dish.