After discovering and making a 30 Minute Mongolian Beef recipe on Pinterest and making it with great results. After following the original recipe, Heather and I decided to kick it up a notch to not only make the meal more filling (and a little healthier). So here’s our take on the dish, the 30 Minute Mongolian Beef, and Broccoli! The dish is a quick, easy to make, and to great dish to share that can serve between two and four people depending on the amount of meat you include in the recipe!
You can easily find all these ingredients in your local grocery store. While you may not be able to find the Udon Noodles if your local store doesn’t have an international food aisle, but a local Asian market should be able to help! The best part is that this can be a fairly inexpensive meal to make!
- Fast Fry Steak, cut into strips. You can adjust the amount depending on the number of people
- Instant Japanese Udon Noodles
- Vegetable Oil
- Frozen or Fresh Broccoli
- 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, grated or minced
- 1 Teaspoon of Ginger
- 1/2 Cup of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1/4 Cup of Cornstarch
- 1/4 Cup of Flour
The first step is to prepare the broccoli, cook the broccoli for about 5 minutes (or until there is slight resistance putting the fork into the stalk).
Combine the flour and cornstarch, then cut the meat into strips coating them in the flour/cornstarch mix, place in the fridge for approximately ten minutes.
In a saucepan on medium heat add in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil with the garlic and ginger, saute until fragrant. Add in the Soy Sauce and Water. Bring the heat up to medium-high and bring it up to a low boil and add in brown sugar. Use a whisk to combine, allow to boil for approximately three minutes then remove from the heat and set aside.
In a large saucepan or wok heat up 1/2 cup of cooking oil. You can either use vegetable oil or another cooking oil of your choice. Heat the oil but not too hot. Don’t let it smoke. Add the meat and cook until browned on the outside. Once the meat is cooked, drain off the oil. Mix the noodles, broccoli, and sauce until thoroughly combined.