Friday, May 15, 2020

30 Minute Ginger Beef



30 Minute Ginger Beef



No need to order takeout, this ginger beef is completely appetizing and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weekday dinner!


Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 pound skirt steak, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying


Instructions
  1. Toss the steak with the corn starch in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, add the vegetable oil and onions to a sauce pan. Sauté for two minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Add the carrots to the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  4. Next, add the garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Stir into the carrots and onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Lastly, add the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, black pepper, brown sugar, and sesame seeds. Whisk together.
  6. Lower the heat to a simmer and allow the sauce to slightly thicken.
  7. In the meantime, bring about 2-3 cups of vegetable oil to optimum frying temperature in a deep skillet. Shake the excess corn starch off the beef and fry each piece in batches until crispy. This process takes about 3-4 minutes. Drain the fried beef on paper towels.
  8. Toss the fried beef with the sauce mixture. Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately. Enjoy your dinner!