This dish is a REAL winner. Uses ground beef and ready in less than 30 minutes with a minimum of prep. Who could ask for more?
This recipe comes from my blogging buddy Lillian R who personally developed this recipe in her own kitchen. Whoever makes it gives it rave reviews.
Lillian has very kindly consented to me presenting her dish on my own blog. I have made some additions, one she even recommended--adding baby carrots for a little crunch factor and color.
Make sure to check her blog for many fantastic recipes, including the original of this. She has tried literally thousands of online recipes and has posted hundreds of results on her blog with her own critiques. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and visit with Lillian here:
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Lillian's Mongolian Beef
- 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbs dry white wine
- 2 tbs sherry
- 2 tbs rice vinegar (my substitution)
- 1/2 cup baby carrots, cut in chunks (my addition)
- 1/4 tsp grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbs dark sesame oil for frying
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
Heat a wok or large heavy skillet. Add sesame oil. Add ground beef, carrots and garlic and brown well. Continue browning until all the meat juice is evaporated.
Add all other ingredients except the scallions. Stir well and heat until sauce is reduced by 50%--about 5 minutes.
Serve over rice. Top with chopped scallions.
Serves 4 (but Lillian says it serves 2 LOL)