Paleo Style Mongolian Beef

Paleo Style Mongolian Beef

divini rae mongolian beefAll the big Asian restaurant chains have Mongolian beef on their menus. Why? Because it’s downright delicious. Unfortunately, once you go Paleo, this dish is no longer an option; it’s fried, and it’s simply loaded with sugar!

Luckily, if you’re willing to grab a few groceries and put in a little work, you can make a quick and easy Paleo version of this dish right at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed flank steak
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1.2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. plus ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 garlic gloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup coconut aminos.
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions (chopped)

Directions:

  • First, cut your steak (against the grain) into to small slices (about an inch or two long each).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the arrowroot powder, pepper and sea salt. Take your steak pieces and dip each one into the seasoning mix, and lay on a piece of parchment paper for about 10 minutes to make sure it sticks.
  • Next, grab a small pan and begin making the sauce. Heat up 1 tbsp. of the coconut oil over medium heat, and then add the ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Toss and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Now, add the aminos, sesame oil and broth, and stir all ingredients together. Add in the raw honey, and let it melt into the other ingredients. Be sure to stir constantly.
  • Turn up the heat to medium high, and keep stirring until it begins to thicken. (This usually takes 2-3 minutes.) Once it’s thickened, turn off the heat and set the sauce aside for later.
  • Grab a skillet, and add ½ cup coconut oil. Once the oil has heated up, drop your steak pieces one by one into the oil. Cook each one for about 3 minutes, until it’s slightly crispy and browned on both sides. Using tongs, remove the pieces from the pan, and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Wipe down the pan, throw the steak back in, and cover with the sauce. Let simmer for another 3-4 minutes.

There you have it: Mongolian beef! Just pour your mixture onto a plate, and top with sesame seeds and green onions. You can even serve with a side of brown rice if you like.

Be sure to check back next week for another great Paleo recipe!


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