hCG Diet Mongolian Beef and Spring Onion Recipe

Mongolian Beef and Spring Onions


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  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
  • 500gms lean beef flank steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
  • Arrowroot to thicken
  • 2 bunches green onions, cut in 2-inch lengths


  • Step 1 Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the garlic and ginger until they release their fragrance, about 30 seconds. Pour in the soy sauce, water, and brown sugar. Raise the heat to medium-high, and stir 4 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce boils and slightly thickens. Remove sauce from the heat, and set aside.
  • Step 2
  • Place the sliced beef into a bowl, and stir the cornstarch into the beef, coating it thoroughly. Allow the beef and cornstarch to sit until most of the juices from the meat have been absorbed by the cornstarch, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 3
  • Heat the further oil in a deep-sided skillet or wok to (190 degrees C).
  • Step 4
  • Drop beef into the hot coconut oil, a few at a time. Stir briefly, and fry until the edges become crisp and start to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the beef from the oil with a large slotted spoon, and allow to drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Step 5
  • Pour off excess oil from skillet or wok, and return the pan to medium heat. Return the beef slices to the pan, stir briefly, and pour in the reserved sauce with a bit of arrowroot to thicken. Stir once or twice to combine, and add the green onions. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook until the onions have softened and turned bright green, about 2 minutes.