Mandarin Beef

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mandarinBefore we begin…

  • If you want to know the differences between some of these traditional Chinese dishes, CLICK HERE.
  • The beef is tossed in cornstarch early, which gives it kind of a coating.
  • Mandarin Beef is the least spicy of the five recipes outlined here at

Ingredients to feed 4 people

1 LB skirt steak
2 green onions (with tops)
1 lg green pepper
1/4 C vegetable oil
2 tsp finely grated ginger root
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/4 C shredded carrot
1 to 2 tsp chili paste
1 TBL dark soy sauce
1 TBL vegetable oil
2 TBL cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soy sauce (light or dark)
½ tsp sugar
¼ tsp white pepper

Step by Step

  1. Trim fat from beef; put into freezer for thirty minutes
  2. Cut beef into thin strips
  3. Toss beef, 1 TBL vegetable oil, the cornstarch, salt, 1 tsp soy sauce, the sugar and white pepper in glass or plastic bowl.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Cut green onions into 2 inch pieces.
  6. Cut green pepper into 1/8 inch strips.
  7. Heat wok until 1 or 2 drops of water bubble and skitter when sprinkled in wok.
  8. Add 1/4 C vegetable oil; rotate wok to coat side.
  9. Add beef, ginger root and garlic; stir-fry until beef is brown, about 3 minutes.
  10. Add green pepper, carrots and chili paste; stir-fry 1 minute.
  11. Stir in green onions and 1 TBL soy sauce; cook and stir 30 seconds.

Oh, one more thing…

  • Mandarin Beef originates near Peking, China
  • Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken of all Chinese dialects spoken as a first language in a vast area of northern and southwestern mainland China. There is also a huge number of Mandarin speakers in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam. With close to 850 million speakers, Mandarin Chinese  is by far the world’s largest language.

This is a recipe that has been created by Robert (Grandpa) Andrews.
Look for Grandpa's Cookbook coming soon. © 2016.


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