A quick and easy Mongolian Ground Beef stir fry that is packed with amazing umami flavors. Perfect as a healthy lunch or dinner bowl.
Every Tuesday, it is game night for our family. We'd make an effort to have dinner early and then have a round of one of our favorite board game. We have been enjoying games like "Catan", "Ticket to Ride", "Sushi Go" and "Ramen Fury", just to name a few. And some of these games would take us 1.5 hrs or more to complete. So, to avoid having the kids go to bed too late, I'd usually make a quick and easy dinner bowl for the family.
This Mongolian Ground Beef stir fry is packed with amazing umami flavors and was so delicious, the family gobbled it up so quickly. We had some leftovers for the kids' lunch the next day and it tasted even better. You can serve it with rice and a side of sautéed spinach with red bell pepper (as shown). For a lower carb option, you can serve it with lentils (as shown) or quinoa.
Mongolian Ground Beef Bowl
by Miss Crumbs A Lot, inspired by Dinner Then Dessert
2 lbs Ground Beef
2 tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 Onion (diced)
3 tbsp Minced Ginger
4 tbsp Mirin
4 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1/2 cup Light Soy Sauce
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Chopped Scallions (for garnishing)
1. In a wok, heat up 2 tbsp of sesame oil. Brown the ground beef and drain the liquids when cooked.
2. Add in diced onion and 3 tbsp of minced ginger. Stir fry until fragrant.
3. Add in 4 tbsp of mirin, 4 tbsp of rice vinegar, half cup of light soy sauce and 2 tsp of sesame seeds. Continue cooking until the meat has absorbed the liquid seasoning..
4. Garnish with a dash of crushed red pepper, chopped scallions and serve with rice, lentils or quinoa. (I added the crushed red pepper on top of the meat before serving as my kids preferred it non-spicy. You may add in the crushed red pepper while cooking for some heat and spiciness, if preferred).
Makes 4-6 servings
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