Honey Ginger Beef & Onion
About this Recipe
By: Morgana Jane
This dinner is a delightful slightly sweet, gingery treat! And it’s ready in about 30 minutes. I highly recommend doing all your prep and measuring before you start cooking because the process goes super quick once you get going. So, measure up, chop up, cook it up, and eat it up!
1 lb grilling or flank steak (Flat Iron is great!) sliced into ¼” thick pieces
1/4 c cornstarch
1/4 c coconut oil
2” fresh ginger, minced or grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c water
¼ c + 1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
6 green onions, sliced into 2” pieces
1 ¼ c jasmine rice
2 tbsp sesame seeds, to garnish
Ginger, and honey, and rice… How nice! Wonderful sweet-savory flavors galore here! Believe me, there won’t be leftovers tonight!
This dish delivers in the flavor department every time – and it’s so quick and easy you will be done in the kitchen and sitting down to dinner in less than 40 minutes!! Yay!
Step by Step Instructions
Put the rice on and cook to package instructions.
Place the sliced beef into a bowl and sprinkle the cornstarch over top. Use tongs to toss the beef slices through the cornstarch until evenly coated.
Melt the coconut oil in a large cast-iron pan over high heat. When the pan is good and hot use your tongs to pick up the beef strips, shake off excess cornstarch, and add the beef to the pan in a single layer. Sear the beef on both sides, about 1 minute per side, then remove the beef to a plate and set aside.
Lower the heat on the pan to medium. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté 1 minute. Next, add the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, and sugar. Mix to combine, and bring the heat up to high and let the sauce boil a few minutes, then add the beef back to the pan for half a minute to allow the cornstarch on the beef to thicken the sauce. If the sauce is too thin mix a teaspoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and add it to the pan, stirring briskly as the sauce thickens. Give the sauce a taste and adjust to your preference if required.
Once the sauce has thickened add the green onions to the pan and turn the heat off. Mix the onions in and serve the rice over 4 shallow bowls. Serve the beef and onions over the rice, sprinkle generously with sesame seeds, then sit down and enjoy the beautifully spiced flavors from the East that you have created for dinner!