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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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I adapted this recipe from one of my mom’s favorite Instant Pot recipes, and it turned out pretty well for my first conversion. The beef was so tender and the sauce was one of the best I’ve ever made. It uses a LOT of garlic, but don’t let that dissuade you. The sauce doesn’t just taste of garlic cloves, I promise. It does, however, give you an excuse to enjoy a cup of sake with dinner. Rice wine is one of those drinks that’s about 50/50 in terms of whether or not my friends like it. Until I made this dinner, for some reason, hubby didn’t like it much either. I’m going to say it was a combination of the meal and the space western we decided to watch after dinner that set the mood up for him to enjoy the sake. Totally unrelated to food, but if you’re in search of a show to watch and you like short, episodic series that tell compelling stories, I recommend Cowboy Bebop. It’s on Hulu. Yes, it’s an anime. Just trust me.

Anyway, here’s a set-it-and-forget-it recipe for any night of the week!

1 tbsp Chili oil (or olive oil)
1 1/2 pounds Stew beef (or sliced flank steak)
1 tbsp Cornstarch
1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
10 cloves Garlic
1 1/2 tbsp Ginger puree
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Rice wine
1 tbsp Red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tbsp Cornstarch
Green onions (optional)
Sesame seeds (optional)

Drizzle the oil in the bottom of the crock pot and toss the meat in. In a bowl, combine all of the other ingredients except the second helping of cornstarch, green onions, and sesame seeds and whisk until all of the corn starch is incorporated. Pour the sauce into the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. 10 minutes before you serve the beef, stir in the extra tablespoon of cornstarch and turn the heat up to high. In the meantime, make some rice and blanch some broccoli to serve with your beef. When plating, pour some extra sauce over the rice for a delicious meal.

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