To make up for not dining out at restaurants over the last few months, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and attempting to recreate restaurant style meals at home. One of my most recent recreations has been Mongolian beef – which as you probably guessed, has been inspired by P.F Changs! Traditionally, this dish is more sweet than spicy but I switched things around and increased the spice level. I personally prefer more heat but you could easily reduce this by leaving out the chillies!
For this recipe, it is important to get good quality beef! I got mine from Gafoor Pure Halal, an established company who have a commitment to providing pure, simple, hand-cut halal meat to UK consumers. I was able to get the meat delivered straight to my door thanks to their new app. The app is super easy to use and offers next day delivery options as well as click and collect. With the current COVID-19 situation, and what seems to be a second lockdown on the way, I think this app will be incredibly useful if you want to avoid unnecessary trips outside!
Here’s what the app looks like and how I ordered the meat:
As you can see the app is well laid out and simple to use. I love that you can add special notes on how you would like your meat to be cut and the fact that there is a contactless delivery option! I think the app is a great idea and would recommend you check it out – click here to download it on the App Store and Google Play.
For this recipe I used topside beef and I asked Gafoor to cut it in thin slices for me. I then further cut it in strips.
Below is my recipe for Mongolian beef. Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think!
Serves 3-4 people Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10mins
1 lb Gafoor Pure Halal beef steak, cut in thin strips
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup corn flour (plus 2 tbsp corn flour)
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying the beef
For the sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
7 dried red chillies
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tbsp brown sugar
Spring onions and roasted sesame seeds to garnish
- Combine the sliced beef with the sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, white pepper and 2 tbsp corn flour. Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour
- Remove from the fridge and coat the marinated beef slices in the remaining 1/2 cup corn flour. Dust of any excess
- Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over a high heat and fry the slices of beed for around 30 seconds to 1 min on each side. The beef should have a crispy coating. Once fried, remove from the heat and set aside
- For the sauce, add the vegetable oil, ginger garlic paste and red chillies over a medium to high heat. Mix for a few mins until the chillies sizzle. Then add the soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix and boil on high heat for 3-4 mins
- After boiling, reduce the heat and toss in the beef slices until well coated. Simmer for a few mins
- Garnish with spring onion and roasted sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!
Note: This post is sponsored by Gafoor Pure Halal