If there is a Chinese entrée that’s bound to please everyone (vegetarians excluded, sorry), it’s Mongolian beef. The tried-and-true dish is a delicious combination of lean beef and veggies. Not only is it always good when ordered in, but you can make it yourself fairly easily. One such recipe that is great to follow is this one from Tastes Better From Scratch. The combination of beef, green onions, garlic, and ginger sauce is to die for. Serve it over rice or with a small dish of your choice, and you’ll be the family favorite.
As noted by China Sichuan Food, some were led to believe that Mongolian beef was another American-produced, bastardized version of Chinese food, but that’s not the case. Mongolian beef is a real Chinese dish, but confusion kicked in because in China, the dish is referred to by a different name. “Stir-frying meat with scallion is a common cooking method [in] China,” China Sichuan Food states. “The name seems to show that the beef dish is Mongolian style. In fact, it is a dish originated from Chinese Shangdong province or Xingjiang province.” So not only does Mongolian beef get a high list ranking because of its delicious taste but also in part due to its authentic roots.