Foodie Friday: Mongolian Beef Skillet

Image result for picture of foodie friday

It is Foodie Friday. Every Friday, I will be putting up a recipe that I will be making at some point in the near future.

Today’s recipe is:

Mongolian Beef Skillet

Mongolian Beef Skillet

(click on the picture for link to the Betty Crocker site)


1 beef flank steak (1lb), trimmed of fat, cut into thin slices

Butter-flavor cooking spray

1/3 cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot

1 teaspoon roasted garlic (from 10 oz jar)

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

How to make:

Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray beef with cooking spray, add to skillet. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce, water, gingerroot, garlic, oil, and pepper flakes. Add sauce mixture and onions to steak, cook 1 to 2 minutes or until beef is desired doneness and sauce is slightly reduced (do not overcook). Serve immediately.


Sides:  BK and I make homemade Chinese on weekends. We make homemade cream cheese filled wontons, lo-mein and a broccoli/pepper/water chestnut mixture along with fried rice. I would think that would go great with this dish. If you want to go simple, plain rice and stir-fried veggies would go great also.

What to drink: Water, soda, beer, wine (either red or white…depends on your personal taste. Personally, I would have Zinfandel).

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Servings: 4 (I always double the serving size. But, I also have a family of 5 and I want leftovers for the next day)

I will come back and fill this section out once I make the dish (so, just ignore…lol)

Was it hard to make:

How long it took me to make (compared to the prep+total time):

Did BK and I like it:

More importantly, did my kids like it:

Will I make it again:

Thoughts on the dish, after the fact: