If you love Chinese-American takeout, you're going to love this Crispy Mongolian Beef recipe. It's quick, it's easy, and it satisfies every to-go food craving you'll ever have.
I'm not going to lie, I was actually drooling as I edited these photos. You guys, the saucy goodness is just so PERFECT that I'm regretting the fact that my dinner menu tonight consists of a bevy of leftovers that I don't want.
Does anyone else get over leftovers really quickly? Even if I am absolutely crazy about a dish, I'm ready to move on after one or two reheats. I am always thinking about what I'm going to make next, rather than what I've already made that needs to be eaten so it doesn't go to waste! Fortunately, I am married to a human garbage disposal that is more than happy to eat the same exact thing every day for the rest of his life if he had to. That may sound bad at my part, given how many people don't have access to good food in this world. And I totally don't mean to sound that way! I just really like food, that's all.
Anyway, I'm thinking about this Mongolian Beef and ONLY this Mongolian Beef right now. Not what's in my fridge.
This recipe takes just 20 minutes, which makes it a winner in my book. P.F. Chang lovers around the world are about to die and go straight to heaven. Mongolian Beef is one of the most popular dishes on the restaurant's menu. So, if you're the type to order the same thing each time you go there because you just can't get enough, you're about to be psyched because you can make a copycat version at home.
It honestly tastes better than the clog-your-artery takeout that we're all guilty of ordering from time to time anyway. Chinese-American is often so rich in sodium that in just one meal, you've probably taken in a whole week's worth rather than your recommended daily allowance. This version uses low-sodium soy sauce, which allows you better control over how much your consuming. Whereas eating out, you don't have much control at all.
The quick sear on the stove top followed by a nice simmer in the sauce gives you a nice crispy yet tender beef that is just to-die-for!
If you're looking for other dinner recipes using beef, try my Sous Vide French Onion Short Rib Sliders! If you need another easy weeknight dinner recipe, try these Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema.