Whenever I need an ego boost, which essentially involves making a meal that my family will not only eat, but rave about, it usually means making an Asian style dish. Anyone else show love through food? When it makes the people I’m feeding happy, I’m happy. That includes anyone reading the blog and making the recipes, by the way. And since I’ve gone through about a bazillion (or maybe more like 5-7) chicken recipes, I decided to go for a beef recipe this time. Because one of the most common dishes we order when we go out for Chinese food is Mongolian Beef, I decided it’s plenty time I make a slow cooker version at home!
Of course, to make Mongolian Beef, you’ve got to start out with some form of steak! I chose to use a skirt steak (a little non-traditional) but you could also use a flank steak.
I made my sauce a tad spicy because that’s how the people in my family prefer it. You could certainly leave out some of the Sriracha if you want to go more mild.
Add some fresh green onions and your favorite rice (ours is jasmine) and you have a great meal ready to serve to family or friends. Make a little extra if you like to have leftovers. This keeps and reheats pretty well. Such a simple meal but one that’s sure to get many raves.
- 1 1/2 pounds of skirt steak
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of beef broth
- 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of jarred minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce
- 2 tablespoon of corn starch
- 1/2 bunch green onions
Add skirt steak to slow cooker
Whisk together soy sauce, beef broth, sugar, garlic, ginger and Sriracha
In a separate small bowl whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water
Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the soy sauce mixture
Pour over beef in slow cooker
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until fork tender
Remove meat and shred with fork or if using skirt steak you can slice it across the grain for maximum tenderness
Add onions and let cook for about 15-20 more minutes
Serve with steamed rice or as desired
Craving more take-out style dishes you can make at home?