PF Changs Mongolian Beef Recipe post has been compensated in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect.
My kids are some of the pickiest eaters ever. My husband and I have always made what we want to eat and accept that our boys are going to pick at their plates. For the most part, I let them know that they have to give things a try and we serve them realistic portions with the expectation that they at least what we serve them. I always make sure that we have a protein and at least one vegetable even if it means hiding veggies in the meal. As a homeschooling family, it’s a little easier to monitor what they eat throughout the day.
Last week we had a family dinner at PF Changs, per usual we ordered plates that we could all share off of. I had no idea how well Mongolian Beef would go over with my kids, but they loved it. So much so that on Sunday when I planned our weekly menu of meals and asked for meal ideas, my boys gave me the challenge of recreating PF Changs Mongolian Beef at home. I took on the challenge and we were all absolutely thrilled with how delicious it turned out. Mongolian beef is a very sweet dish that lures my boys in and has them asking for seconds and thirds.
PF Changs Mongolian Beef Recipe (copycat)
Prepare The PF Changs Mongolian Beef Recipe Flank:
- 1.5 Cups vegetable oil
- 1 – 2 lb flank steak
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- green onion large sliced
Slice flank steak at a 45-degree angle in thin strips. Place sliced steak in a large bowl and coat with cornstarch. Set aside for 15 minutes. In the meantime prepare the sauce.
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (found mine in the produce)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Kikkoman soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
Heat vegetable oil on medium heat, add in ginger paste and minced garlic. Without letting it burn stir the oil so that it starts crackling in the heat about 1 minute.
Slowly add in water and Kikkoman soy sauce and mix together. Next add in brown sugar and mix consistently until it dissolves. Let it all come to a low bubble and then remove from heat and set sauce aside.
Kikkoman soy sauce because it goes perfectly and is a versatile ingredient for the main and side dish tonight.
Cook PF Changs Mongolian Beef Recipe Flank Steak:
Take a cast iron pan or wok and add in 1- 1.5 cups of vegetable oil heat on medium. Add flank steak to hot oil and let cook 4 minutes. Flip midway through to cook all sides. Drain oil and cook another 1 minute on medium heat. Add in sauce and let cook 5 minutes until sauce gets slightly bubbly. Add in green onion and stir together.
Serve with your favorite white or fried rice.