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These days I feel like a bit of an expert on what kids like and what kids don’t. Mis hijos are some of the pickiest on the planet. Getting proteins and vegetables in their diet is far from easy. I am super conscious of how much good stuff actually gets eaten and cringe at the junk food they get away with. Homeschooling them means we spend just about every waking hour together and I am constantly monitoring what they will actually eat during meals. Enter Mongolian Beef, this is one of the rare options my children will have at one of our favorite restaurants. So today I finally took on the challenge to create another meal to add to my repertoire. I started with Kikkoman soy sauce because it goes perfectly and is a versatile ingredient for the main and side dish tonight. Mongolian beef is a very sweet dish that lures my boys in and have them asking for seconds and thirds.
You will need 2 tsps vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (found mine in the produce), 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup Kikkoman soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, 3/4 cup brown sugar.
Heat vegetable oil on medium heat add in ginger paste and minced garlic. Without letting it burn stir it around in the oil so that it starts crackling in the heat, 1 minute.
Add in water and Kikkoman soy sauce and mix around 2 minutes. Next add in the brown sugar and mix it all together. Brown sugar will start to dissolve, let it come to a boil. Remove from heat and set sauce aside.
1.5 Cups vegetable oil, 1 – 2 lb flank steak, 1/2 cup cornstarch, green onion large sliced
Slice flank steak at 45 degree angle thin strips.
Place Flank steak in a large bowl and coat with corn starch. Set aside for 15 minutes.
In the mean time take a cast iron pan or wok and add in 1- 1.5 cups of vegetable oil heat on medium.
Add flank steak to hot oil and let cook 4 minutes. Flip midway though to cook all sides. Drain oil and cook another 1 minute on medium heat. Add in sauce and let cook 3 minutes until sauce gets a slightly bubbly. Add in green onion and stir together.
Serve with your fried rice and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.
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