Mongolian Beef Recipe (PF Changs Copycat)
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Serves: 4
Quick and easy PF Changs copycat Mongolian Beef
  • 1 lb flank steak sliced into thin pieces, cut across the grain
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup + 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup soy sauce (this can be quite salty so low sodium is a great option)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • sesame seeds or red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Thinly slice your steak into bite sized strips.
  2. Place in a bowl with corn starch and coat each strip well. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a sauce pan over medium-low and mix in garlic and ginger. Saute for about 1-2 minutes, add in brown sugar, water and soy sauce.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and allow mixture to come to a low boil for about 5 minutes, just until it starts to slightly thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Add oil to a saute pan at medium-low heat- you want to completely cover the base of the pan with oil adding more as you work through the batches of steak as needed.
  7. Slowly add the strips of steak in small batches, shaking off any excess corn starch before placing in pan. Increase heat to medium.
  8. Cook about 2-3 minutes- flipping in between. Steak does not need to be cooked through- just until it starts to grey as it will continue cooking in the sauce.
  9. Remove steak and place on a paper towel lined plate, working in batches until all the steak is cooked.
  10. Add steak to your brown sugar sauce and cook over medium high just until sauce starts to bubble.
  11. Add green onions just for a few seconds to cook, tossing well and remove from heat.
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