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Mongolian Beef

My husband loved this and would always order it when we had takeout.

I had to figure out how to make it.

I found the recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it to my liking.

One very large sliced onion

Two cups broccoli

One tablespoon oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

One pound of very thin sliced lean beef

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

3/4 cup corn starch

Sauce

One heaping teaspoon grated fresh ginger

4 cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or one Thai chili pepper, leave it whole

One tablespoon brown sugar

Two tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1/2 cup chicken stock

I used the rest of the cornstarch from the beef.

Mix the beef, sesame oil and 2 tablespoons soy sauce together.

Let this marinate at least 30 minutes.

I do this a day ahead of time so the meal really comes together quickly.

Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a non stick pan.

The pan has to be hot because the onions are going to be seared for only a couple of minutes.

They should be slightly charred and still crunchy

Add the broccoli and stir fry a minute

Add the salt

Put in a microwavable dish

Put the cornstarch in the beef and shake it till everything is coated well.

Shake off any excess corn starch

Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in the same pan

Place the pieces of meat in the hot pan.

Do not overcrowd and do not touch until a crust forms on the bottom then turn and brown the other side.

I needed to cook the meat in several batches

Keep the meat in a dish and try not to eat too much before it is done.

Add a couple of tablespoons of oil to the pan and cook the garlic and ginger till you can smell the delicious combination, only a minute.

Add the soy sauce, chicken broth, red pepper and brown sugar

Bring to a boil than lower the heat.

Add the corn starch and broth mixture and stir till the sauce just thickens a little

Add the beef to reheat the meat

Place the onions and broccoli in the microwave to heat it .

I like my food HOT.

Serve the meat over the crunchy seared onions and broccoli.

Garnish with scallions

Plain boiled white rice is a must.

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