Mongolian Beef - the ultimate fakeaway dish that you don't need to keep for just weekend. Tender Strips of Beef in a Thick Sweet Asian Sauce.
So I've had the ingredients for this version of the ever so popular Mongolian Beef floating around in my head of recipe ideas for a quite a while. But was holding out for some flank steak to put it to practice.
Flank steak is definitely the best cut of beef for this dish, but another thin frying steak should work okay too. I have to say though if you can get the flank steak, it's definitely worth it and when I finally spotted some at a local grocery store, the last one too (it seems everyone is buying it), I quickly grabbed it up into my basket, excited about making my version of this dish.
Mongolian Beef generally comes with a sweet sticky sauce made with heaps of brown sugar and various other ingredients that can load on the calories and so I really wanted to create a yummy Slimming Eats version of this dish, that still tasted amazing, but kept that delicious sweet thick sauce that you expect with any amazing Mongolian Beef recipe.
Some versions of this add a spicy kick to the recipe by adding some chilli flakes, I kept the spice out of my version because my kids are not really digging spicy foods at the moment. If you want spicy feel free to add some chilli flakes for that spicy kick.
This is by far my favourite recipe of the year, it's definitely going to be featured regularly in my meal plans. Actually sitting here typing up the recipe, I find myself craving it all over again.
There are two ways you can cook the Mongolian beef, either on the stove top or in a Tefal Actifry, The added bonus of course about the Actifry is that you don’t need to rotate the beef to get an even browning, the actifry does it all for you.
The Actifry is a great option for foods that you would usually be deep fried. Perfect Chips and I love cooking my sausages for breakfast in mine too, it means they get a nice even colour.
We have the Tefal Actifry 1.7kg family size, because being a family of 4, we need that extra capacity and some of my favourite recipes are:
- Hoisin Chicken
- Actifry Sweet and Sour Chicken Bites
- Actifry Breakfast Hash
- Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chip Chicken Goujons
- Salt and Pepper Chicken
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How can I add Vegetables to this Mongolian Beef?
I served with some stir fried shredded carrots, broccoli and cabbage, but you could also swap out regular rice for some of this Roasted Cauliflower Rice or Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice instead of serving with regular white rice. You could even just serve with some stir-fried veggies, bean sprouts are one of my favs.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make this Mongolian Beef?
- Non Stick Frying Pan or Actifry
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Blender or Immersion Stick Blender
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