Mongolian Beef!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I just disappeared for about a week - I had the opportunity to go to the Okanagan with a lovely friend and hang out at a resort for the week. Definitely couldn't pass up on that one! I'm back now and have so many things to share with you. This post is not impressive and the quality of the photos is definitely lacking, but I must share this recipe with you because it tasted so fantastic.

This recipe was adapted from Fresh Food Fast which was put out by the folks at Cooking Light. The one thing I LOVE about this cookbook is the fact that every single recipe has nutritional information, very few ingredients and takes very little time to prepare. The only downside is that some of the recipes tend to use a bit of packaged food. The packaged food part can definitely be overcome though by purchasing the raw ingredients and taking a little extra time to do the chopping and other prep work at home. This can also save you money too since packaged and pre-chopped items tend to cost a bit more!

Mongolian Beef (adapted from Fresh Food Fast)

  • 1 lb flank steak, trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (you can use roasted garlic instead)
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 small package snow peas, trimmed and cut in half
  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Coat beef with cooking spray. Cook steak about 3 minutes or until browned and liquid has almost evaporated. Stir occasionally.
  2. While steak cooks, combine hoisin sauce and next five ingredients in a small bowl. Dice the onions and trim the snow peas. Add sauce, onions and snow peas to the pan. Stir well to coat everything in the sauce.
  3. Cook 2-3 minutes until the sauce is slightly reduced, everything is heated and coated with the sauce. Makes 4 half cup servings.

I hope you enjoy the recipe. Here is a photo of what my dish looked like when it was finished in the pan. Not exactly presented nicely, but the flavours are sooooo nice. Let me know what you think of the recipe!

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