9. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
If beef is more your style when it comes to Chinese food, this Mongolian beef recipe from Allrecipes.com is for you. You’ll start with a flank steak and add soy sauce, fresh ginger, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and a few other ingredients for a delectable dish, easily make into a meal when it’s served over rice or noodles.
A quick pan fry before adding the steak to the slow cooker will create a crisp crust, providing several textural elements to the meal as well. With minimal prep, you’ll have a restaurant quality dinner in no time.
- 1 pound flank steak, cut into bite-size pieces
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 large green onions, sliced diagonally into ½-inch pieces
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
- ½ cup hoisin sauce
Directions: Place flank steak and cornstarch into a resealable plastic bag. Shake the bag to evenly coat the flank steak with the cornstarch. Allow to steak rest for 10 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir steak until evenly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Place onion, garlic, flank steak, green onions, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, and hoisin sauce in a slow cooker. Cook on low setting for about 4 hours.