Well, it took two weeks but I'm finally back with another recipe I made and devoured out of the Skinnytaste Cookbook. I didn't really think about or realize that Gina is super smart and super good at not posting her cookbook recipes on the blog. I suppose if she did, we'd have no reason to buy her cookbooks. So this one isn't on the blog either. And I think going forward I'm going to just blog my way through her blog so I can share all the recipes with you.
I am, however, going to share the Mongolia Beef pics and review because I made it and damn it, if I don't blog it does it even count?!
I may or may not have overcooked the meat, but that's not due to difficulty, it was due to stupidity. Gaby said to brown on all sides. And I did. And then I let it cook further thinking it wouldn't cook through. You not only later put the meat back in the pan but it also continues cooking once it's removed from the heat. Lesson learned, don't overcook the steak :(
There wasn't much about this recipe I didn't like except that I'm never a huge fan of recipes I have to start hours in advance (like to marinate). I just don't have that kind of time or forethought. Regardless, marinating this for only a short(ish) period of time worked well and the meat and veggies were delicious. I LOVE broccoli so I can't really go wrong there, it isn't Justin's favorite but I threw his over some white rice and he was a huge fan.
I really love me some green onions. Yum yum yum. Okay, so that was a short and sweet blog post but what more do you say about Mongolian Beef when you can't share the recipe?
I did like this but would probably have added more to it if I were to make it again, maybe some onion (besides green onion) or... snap peas or something?! Opinions on that? Anyone tried it?