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October 1, 2016

The Best Mongolian Beef

I've been making a couple varieties of this recipe for several years now, and it's always a crowd pleasure.  Cheap, quick, easy, and flavorful.  I ultimately merged two recipes and have settled on what I think is the BEST way to make this dinner.  Yum!  Enjoy!







INGREDIENTS

1/2 tsp avocado, grapeseed, or other good cooking oil
1 large (or 2 small) cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1/2 tsp of ginger paste - this stuff is an amazing time and life saver!)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp (or 10 tbsp) brown sugar
1 lbs ground beef
3-6 scallions, chopped - you might just want a garnish, but we like a lot of these on our plates!
Sesame seeds for garnish


DIRECTIONS

In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink, and just starting to brown.  Drain if necessary.

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, saute garlic and ginger for 1-2 minutes.  Add soy sauce, water, and brown sugar and bring to an easy boil.  Lightly boil or simmer for 2-3 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve and the sauce to thicken slightly.

Pour sauce over the ground beef and allow another 2 minutes to simmer and soak into the meat.  Mix throughly and serve with rice, scallions, sesame seeds, and broccoli... or try these Asian-Style Green Beans.

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