This was sooooo good! Who would have thought you could get so much flavor from regular old ground beef, and feel like you’ve just ordered from a top-notch Chinese restaurant? Make this soon. You will love it. Seriously. Soon.
Poor Man’s Mongolian Beef
2 lb. lean ground beef (nothing less than 85%)
3 T sesame oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce, or more to taste
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup green onions, sliced, greens too
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, or more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
4 cups cooked rice
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the beef in the sesame oil with the garlic. Cook and stir often until the meat is browned. Allow to simmer so most of the juices and oil are absorbed.
2. Add the ginger, soy, brown sugar, cayenne, wine, vinegar, peanut butter, pepper, and salt. Combine well. Simmer for several minutes for the flavors to fuse together. Toss in a small handful of the onion whites and simmer.
3. Serve over warm rice and top with chives (green part of onion stalk).