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Easy ginger, beef, and onion stir-fry

Based on 12 ratings

Xueci Cheng

Associate Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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“Inspired by a Chinese-style beef stir-fry called “cong bao niu rou,” this simplified version uses white onion instead of scallion whites. The white onion adds a touch of sweetness to the dish and turns it into a perfect and quick dinner, made simply with pantry ingredients. Marinating beef with some soy sauce and vegetable oil is commonplace in Chinese stir-fries, which serves to keep the meat tender and juicy. Sprinkle fresh herbs like cilantro or mint and fresh ginger over the dish, if desired.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
35
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
50 g ginger
450 g flank steaks
onion
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tbsp starch
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp unsalted butter
vegetable oil (for frying)
rice (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl (small)
  • whisk
  • frying pan
  • spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
557
Protein
26 g
Fat
42 g
Carb
17 g
  • Step 1/3

    Slice beef against the grain into thick strips. Add to a large bowl with sugar, half the soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Slice onion into rings. Peel and thinly slice ginger into matchsticks. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining soy sauce, cornstarch, and water.
    • 450 g flank steaks
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • onion
    • 50 g ginger
    • ½ tbsp starch
    • 2 tbsp water
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl (small)
    • whisk

    Slice beef against the grain into thick strips. Add to a large bowl with sugar, half the soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Slice onion into rings. Peel and thinly slice ginger into matchsticks. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining soy sauce, cornstarch, and water.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat some vegetable oil in a pan until very hot. Add ginger and onion and fry until the edges of onions are slightly caramelized, then push to the side. Add beef and fry until browned all over, then stir everything together.
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat some vegetable oil in a pan until very hot. Add ginger and onion and fry until the edges of onions are slightly caramelized, then push to the side. Add beef and fry until browned all over, then stir everything together.

  • Step 3/3

    Add soy sauce mixture to the pan and cook until sauce thickens. When the beef is cooked through, remove from heat and stir in butter. Serve with rice and enjoy!
    • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
    • rice (for serving)

    Add soy sauce mixture to the pan and cook until sauce thickens. When the beef is cooked through, remove from heat and stir in butter. Serve with rice and enjoy!