October 28th, 2013

Asian-style Beef and Onions

Asian-style Beef and Onions



I love cooking Chinese dishes where meats and vegetables are cooked together in a wok.  This particular recipe calls for flank steak cooked with onions, garlic, green onions, and dried red chile peppers as well as a wonderful sauce.   Flank steak is great to cook with because it’s so tender.

The sauce for this recipe is made from soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste.  The first time I made it, I had never heard of chili paste.  In case you haven’t either, it looks like this.  I am by no means promoting this particular brand; it just happens to be the one that my store carries.  I found it in the Asian food section.  It’s quite spicy and gives a great flavor to Chinese dishes.  This Beef and Onions dish only calls for a teaspoon of the chili paste, so it’s not a really spicy dish, but if you like your Chinese food on the spicy side, you can add more of the chili paste, and I promise you it will give it a kick.  I just keep it in the refrigerator, and it lasts for a long time.

The recipe also says to cook this dish in a wok.  For about 20 years, I have been using a wok-shaped pan that can go right on top of my stove, like the one shown in this picture.  I absolutely love this type of pan, and I use mine all the time.  In fact, I think I’m on my third one now.  If you plan on cooking enough Chinese dishes, it’s well worth the investment.  Here is a link to purchase one at Amazon if you are interested: Nonstick 14-inch Jumbo Wok

Enjoy!

Asian-style Beef and Onions

Posted under Asian, Main Dishes

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