If you've been reading along with the nonsense I spew here, then you've seen how I intended to cook new recipes only from my two Sam The Cooking Guy cookbooks. I slipped tonight. I was lurking on Imgur and came across this recipe: Super Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef. The wild thing is that I actually was thawing out a package of stew meat in my refrigerator this morning but I didn't know what I was going to make with it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
2-½ lb. flank steak
- ¼ Cup cornstarch (I used regular flour instead.)
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 1 tbs. garlic, minced
- 1 tbs. ginger, grated
- ¼ tsp. chili flake (I used chili powder.)
- ¾ Cup soy sauce (Thought I had some, but had to substitute Hosin sauce...LOVED IT! This has such a great deep, warm smell to it.)
- ¾ Cup water
- ¾ Cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 Cup carrot, grated (I got a dish of these at the local grocery store because they have grated carrots on the salad bar.)
- green onions for garnish (Nope, don't like these.)
I read the comments on the Imgur post and realized a lot of people were irritated with olive oil and brown sugar in a Chinese dish. However, since I've never cooked Chinese from scratch, I don't have an opinion myself. All I know is that this was really good and I enjoyed it quite a bit. In fact, I have enough for leftovers for lunch now.