Keto Mongolian Beef
Mongolian beef – a very mysterious recipe that came to us from China. You’ve probably seen it in Asian restaurants especially Chinese takeaways.
The name of this recipe might make you think it’s from Mongolia – a country in East Asia, but no, it’s not a Mongolian recipe. It’s a delicious and popular dish in the Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines.
Usually, this dish consists of stir-fried flank steak slices with vegetables in a sweet sauce. The sauce is usually a combination of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar and chili peppers. The dish is often served with steamed rice or noodles.
Ginger is another spice used in this recipe that commonly used in various Asian meals. It’s full of vitamins, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects so your meat not only wakes your taste buds up but also keep you keto-healthy.
We use xanthan gum to thicken the sauce as a substitute for cornstarch. You can also use guar gum.
To make the sauce a little bit sweet as the regular recipe, we add some erythritol. You can add your choice of keto sweetener such as monk fruit or feel free to not use any sweetener if you don’t like it sweet.
Let's Ketofy It!
Making the sauce: Add olive oil in a hot pan then add garlic and ginger and fry for 30 seconds. Add coconut aminos (or soy sauce if not strict keto), water, sweetener, and red pepper flakes in. Simmer for 3-4 minutes then remove from the stove and set aside.
Prepare and cook beef: Slice beef into finger-size strips then add in a zip bag (or a bowl) with xanthan gum and mix well. This will help thicken the dish.
In a frying pan, add olive oil in then stir-fry the beef until it becomes brown.
Add the sauce along with salt and pepper and cook for another minute. Make sure you stir constantly to avoid burning the meat.
Top with sliced scallions. Serve with steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice.
Watch how we made this here:
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