A treasure that will add to the wok of life! Mongolian beef hails from Taiwan and ain’t really Mongolian.
It is tender strips of beef smothered in a sweet and savoury sauce, just like they serve at your favourite Asian restaurant. All you need are few simple ingredients and 20 minutes – to make this at home.
Into a pressure cooker, add the leftover oil in which the beef was fried. Add 2 finely cubed onions and sauté well. Add the fried beef, the leftover marinade liquid and 1 cup of warm water. Cook for 5-6 whistles, until the beef is thoroughly done.
Open the lid, add 2 tbs tomato sauce. Add 1/2 cup hot water into which 1 tsp corn flour has been mixed. Once you add this corn flour slurry, keep stirring until the gravy thickens.
Cook for another couple of minutes. Garnish the dish with thinly sliced stalks of scallions (or with spring onions – and no these two aren’t the same) Serve hot over steamed rice or noodles.
Note: If you place the beef in the freezer for 30 minutes before cooking, it would be much easier to slice.
By Linda Joseph Kavalackal,
Christ & Co.