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Mongolian beef satay is full of flavor! Strips of beef marinated in rich peanut oil, ginger, garlic, and other spices then grilled to tender perfection. Easy and so delicious!
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This Mongolian beef satay started as an experiment and turned out delicious! I decided to take the ingredients from our Mongolian Beef recipe and condense them into a marinade. You’ll love the sweet, slightly spicy, and tender beef. It is so yummy!
Dinner is made easy and delicious tonight with this Mongolian beef satay. These skewers cook this steak perfectly giving a tender and juicy meat but the crispy edges everyone loves. This melt-in-your-mouth beef will be your forever way of cooking for a party, having appetizers, or enjoying with a side dish.
Mongolian Beef Satay Ingredients
This recipe features sweet and spicy flavors that are easy to put together! It is the best combination and grills the beef perfectly tender with a crisp outside edge. The dipping sauce and seasonings on the beef are the best mixtures to blend and grill on the fire.
- Sirloin steak – Slice the steaks into long thin slices. The skewer will weave in and out of the steak.
- Peanuts – Find chopped peanuts or personally chop the peanuts using a food processer or blender.
- Peanut oil – This oil gives a special authentic flavor to the meat while it is being cooked.
- Ginger – Always a sweet and earthy root that has several health benefits as well as adding flavor to all dishes.
- Garlic – Give that garlic a good mince and add it for the flavor.
- Pepper flakes – Just a little bit of heat to add to the seasoning.
- Soy sauce – Always a favorite condiment that enhances the Asian style of cooking. It is a MUST to keep on hand for more recipes to follow! We choose to use a low sodium soy sauce to help with the salt intake.
- Dark brown sugar – The darker sugar adds more color and flavor to the sauce.
Spicy Dipping Sauce
Most beef satay recipes have a peanut dipping sauce that we use on our chicken satay recipe. But I decided to mix things up and do a spicy sauce which made the meal a yummy combination of sweet and spicy. This sauce is a combination of mayo, sour cream, sriracha, some lime juice, and garlic powder. That’s it! So easy and delicious!
- Mayonnaise – This is the base of the dipping sauce and thickness. It has all the flavor and adds a creamy texture.
- Sour cream – Add this with the mayonnaise for a thick dipping sauce.
- Sriracha hot sauce – Heat in the sauce! You will love these sweet and spicy sauces.
- Lime juice – A zesty and fresh squeeze helps balance all the flavors together.
- Garlic powder – Bring garlic powder t other mixture for the classic garlicky taste and flavor.
Spices and Seasonings for Satay
Satay can have a variety of seasoning mixtures for the beef. Each spice is meant to add flavor, balance the flavors together, as well as boost every bite. Mix and match seasonings, add more in, or find what is best for your Mongolian beef dinner!
- Peanut oil – If you have a peanut allergy you can use vegetable oil instead.
- Ginger – Fresh or dried ginger works great!
- Red pepper flakes – A little goes a long way, so use a tiny bit at first and then add more for extra spice.
- Soy sauce – This is known for the saltiness in the ingredients. Soy sauce is a great way to add flavor but also balance out all the ingredients together with the salty additive.
- Dark brown sugar – Added in for a deep sugary sweetness!
How to Make Mongolian Beef Satay
Making Mongolian beef doesn’t have to be difficult! This fun twist on Mongolian beef still has all the flavor and texture just cooked a little differently. Get out of your grill and get ready to enjoy another delicious and flavorful dinner tonight!
- Whisk together – Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
- Marinade – Cut the beef into long thin strips, then stir it into the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. About an hour before serving, mix the sauce ingredients and refrigerate. Then soak the wood skewers in a water bath. (This will keep them from catching on fire during grilling).
- Prepare – About 20 minutes before serving, thread the meat onto the skewers, baste the meat with some of the marinades, then discard the excess.
- Grill – Place on the grill for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side over direct high heat, only turning once.
- Garnish – Top with chopped peanuts and serve with spicy dipping sauce.
“I made this tonight, but instead of discarding the marinade, I boiled it, then added some corn starch to thicken to use over rice. Thanks for the recipe!”-Lynn
Frequently Asked Questions
Mongolian beef is a combination of soy sauce, water, brown sugar, Asian sweet chili sauce, rice wine, hoisin sauce, pepper, sriracha, and cornstarch. These ingredients can be interchanged and variated depending on the recipe.
Mongolian beef consists of sliced beef, usually flank steak, that is cooked with onions. Usually, the side dish is mixed veggies and rice.
Mongolian beef originated in Taiwan where Mongolian barbecue restaurants first appeared with meat dishes that continued to develop.
A satay is seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat served with a dipping sauce. The difference is in the way the meat is prepared and served, not necessarily the cut of beef. I hope this answers your question!
What to Serve with Beef Satay
This marinated beef tastes delicious on its own with the dipping sauces or you can serve with simple white rice, or serve it alongside any of these delicious dishes!
Mongolian Beef Satay
- Outdoor Barbecue Grill
- Mix together the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
- Cut the beef into long thin strips, then stir it into the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. About an hour before serving, mix together the sauce ingredients and refrigerate. Then soak the wood skewers in a water bath. (This will keep them from catching on fire during grilling).
- About 20 minutes before serving, thread the meat onto the skewers, baste the meat with some of the marinades, then discard the excess.
- Grill for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side over direct high heat, only turning once.
- Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve with spicy dipping sauce.
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