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5 Days of Pressure Cooking: Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef (Day 3)

This weekend we celebrated Chinese New Year by going out to a local Beijing-style restaurant.  There we ate two of the dishes the husband grew up with for Chinese New Year: dumplings and noodles.  Dumplings, because they resemble the shape of ancient Chinese money.  Noodles, to represent long life.  Additionally, we ate the Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef we’re sharing in this post.  That is not a Chinese New Year dish.  It’s just tasty!

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Chinese New Year meal – top left: noodles with meat and veggies; top right: steamed dumplings; bottom: mian bao, steamed and then fried dough with sweet condensed milk

The husband hasn’t celebrated Chinese New Year in a long time, but the last two years I wanted to celebrate it with him.  So far, we’ve only eaten out.  I’m too intimidated by the preparation of such a grand feast to do it myself.

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

 

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

Our first year together, I asked to celebrate Chinese New Year with the then-boyfriend.  We weren’t really sure where to go or what to do, so I searched Chinese New Year in our city.  It turns out that P.F. Chang’s was having an affordable deal for the holiday.  He laughed, said it was somehow symbolic of his background and we went.  It was delicious!  One of the dishes we had was a Mongolian beef that he really enjoyed.  This pressure cooker version is our copycat version.

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Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Weeknight
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Weeknight
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Instructions
  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in pressure cooker, brown beef, and remove beef from the pressure cooker.
  2. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add soy sauce, water, sugar, and ginger.
  3. Return the beef to the pressure cooker. Seal, bring to pressure, and cook for 12 minutes.
  4. Once the time is up, remove from heat, and release pressure via the rapid/quick pressure release.
  5. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and water.
  6. Once the pressure has been fully released, return pot to heat and bring to a boil.
  7. Stir cornstarch mixture into the sauce slowly. Allow the sauce to boil until just thickened.
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