Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mongolian Beef

Okay...you guys know that IT Guy does not like Chinese food. Sometimes he's a good sport and will go with me but he always orders the same thing from the menu. Mongolian Beef. He WILL eat that because he says it doesn't have a strong Chinese food flavor....whatever THAT is. So I decided to make this dish at home and see if he'd try it. I made this and the smell was all over the house and it was divine! I served it up to the hubs and let him eat it and I didn't say a word as to what it was. His first bite was punctuated with the words...."This is GREAT"! I just smiled. After he'd eaten his second helping, again he said how good it was then asked what I called it. I just smiled again and he immediately said in a panicked tone, "this is Chinese food, isn't it?" When I told him it was Mongolian Beef I could see him heave a sigh of relief and it was all I could do not to laugh. I say all that to tell YOU...this is GOOD!!!!!

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

3 to 4 lb flank steak or beef tip roast ~ cut into small pieces
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 medium onion  ~ sliced thin
1 cup thin sliced carrots
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 cloves garlic ~ minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water

1/4 cup cooking wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
black pepper to taste 

Place beef in a medium bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch. Toss and set aside.

Mix remaining ingredients in your crock pot and add beef.

Toss to coat beef.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or for 4 hours on high.

Serve over rice.

Here's the stuff. 
Here's the stuff.

Toss the beef with the cornstarch. 

Toss the beef with the cornstarch.

Add the remaining ingredients to the crockpot. 

Add the remaining 
ingredients to the crockpot.

Then add the coated beef and toss a little bit. Cook! 

Then add the coated beef 
and toss a little bit. Cook!

Serve over rice! 

Serve over rice!