Fakeaway Mongolian Beef Meal planning and lunches

I have made this before Here and it is a winner, it uses what ever steak you have

I had the Oyster sauce just in case I needed to add to the sauce – I didn’t need it

today I am using frying steak, which was 500g £4 from Iceland.

I am making a larger quantity than normal, as this will also feed Youngest for tomorrows lunch and 2 portions for the freezer for future lunches. So 6 large portions out of £4 of steak isn’t so bad 😉 I,m sure you could stretch it out further if needed.


I start by prepping everything, I am doubling this amount –  slice a whole pack of spring onions, I slice these of the angle, set aside.


Slice the steak, I’m using double what I normally do at 500g, cut against the grain to make it more tender


I pop this into a freezer bag with 2 tablespoons of cornflour and shake to coat, leave for about 10 minutes. This bit is important, it’s called velveting and makes the meat very tender.


In a pan, over a low/medium heat start the sauce, add 2 tablespoons of Veg oil


Add a grated thumb size piece of ginger and a finely grated fat clove of garlic to the pan and gently fry then add 75ml soy sauce and 100ml water before the garlic burns.


Dissolve the 50g brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat, and set aside.


In the same pan, add a little veg oil, and fry the steak over a medium hot pan, adding the sliced spring onions as the steak starts to brown.


Then pour the sauce mix back into the pan, stir through it will bubble and thicken.


I’m serving with noodles and I am adding a veg spring roll, as Youngest loves them 😇




Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

4 thoughts on “Fakeaway Mongolian Beef Meal planning and lunches”

  1. looks very nice aldi is a good shop imo i shopped there when first married when the checkout folk knew the prices of everything and they only took cash…fast forward to now and the range gets better and better love it xx
    ps your spring rolls looks particular;y lovely xx

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    1. I work in the theory that the money I save shopping at Aldi goes towards improving other areas of out life, adding the fact that the quality of their food is great it’s win-win – at 99p for 4 the Spring Rolls make a regular appearance in my shopping basket 😇


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