Flank Steak is another of the beef curtains from the hind quarter, and does well when pounded, jicarded, or acid juice is used for tenderizing. With a little more tooth than other flap cuts, Flank Steak cooks nicely with fast, dry heat, grilling, pan broiling, or baking at high temps. It is great in slow cooker recipes that have marinades and other liquid ingredients. Flank Steak is great for tacos, fajitas, salads, and Chinese inspired dishes, so it’s not just about the grill with this nice cut of meat.
Ingredients for Savory Mongolian Beef
- 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak
- ¼ cups cornstarch
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- ¾ cups soy sauce
- ¾ cups water
- ¾ cups brown sugar
- 1 cup grated carrots
- green onions, for garnish
Cut flank steak into thin strips across the grain. In a re-sealable bag, combine Flank Steak pieces and cornstarch. Shake to coat.
In slow cooker, mix olive oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar and carrots. Add coated Flank Steak and stir until coated in the sauce.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low 4-5 hours until cooked throughout. Serve this fork-tender dish over rice and watch as your family devours it and asks for more.