Beef with Mushrooms

I have been tasked to make dinner for my mom tonight. I have been racking my brain for some sort of recipe that my mom would like to eat. She shot down pasta dishes, cream sauces, and any American-style of food. The only thing she told me was to use the mushrooms in the refrigerator. So I figured out a stir fry beef dish to go with it.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1-1/2 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced strips ( I will be using 1/4 lb)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. sake (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (I will be using 5 cups)
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced

Step 1: In a medium bowl combine the garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, water, sake, and cornstarch. Mix well.

Step 2: Add flank steak and marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Heat a large saucepan or wok over medium high heat.

Step 4: Add oil.

Step 5: Remove steak slices from the marinade with a slotted spoon or tongs, reserve the marinade, and place into the pan and stir fry until the steak is fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from the pan; set aside.

Step 7: Add a little more oil to the pan if necessary and add mushrooms and onion.

Step 8: Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.

Step 9: Add the marinade liquid to the pan and bring to a boil.

Step 10: Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds.

Step 11: Return steak to the pan and simmer until heated through.