I have talked about my love of P.F. Chang’s. I could eat there everyday if I could. They have a great gluten free menu! But unfortunately I can’t eat there everyday. But I CAN make my own version of their delicious Mongolian Beef! (which is a part of their gluten free menu!)
Adapted from Food.com
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- ½ cup gluten free soy sauce
- ½ cup water
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- vegetable oil , for frying (about 1 cup)
- 1 lb flank steak
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 large green onions, chopped
For the Sauce:
- Heat 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Don’t get the oil too hot.
- Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
- Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then increase the heat to medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove it from the heat.
For the Beef:
- Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4″ thick bite-size slices. Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts.
- Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
- As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil). Heat the oil over medium heat until it’s nice and hot, but not smoking.
- Add the beef to the oil and sauté until brown. Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly. After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon to take the meat out and onto paper towels.
- Dab excess oil off meat with a paper towel and add to medium saucepan with the sauce in it. Put the pan back on the oven over medium/low heat. Add chopped green onions and let sauce simmer until warm.
- Serve over white rice or with delicious fried rice!
Even though I can make this at home, I’ll still be heading to P.F. Chang’s often!
Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.