Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat
Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat – the most delicious Beijing Beef that tastes exactly like Panda Express, but healthier and much better than takeout | rasamalaysia.com
8 oz flank steak, sirloin or beef flap, cut against the grain into 1/4 inch slices
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper, cut into pieces
Cornstarch, to dust beef for deep-frying
Salt and sugar to taste
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
A dash of ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
1-2 teaspoons crushed chili peppers
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
In a seperate bowl, mix all the Beijing Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Place cornstarch in a bag/bowl. Toss marinated beef in cornstarch, coat well and set aside in the refrigerator.
Heat up enough oil over high heat. Coat beef slices with cornstarch again, making sure the beef slices are well coated. Shake off the excess cornstarch from beef slices. Prepare to deep-fry beef (in small batches). Drop in the beef slices and deep-fry for 1-2 minutes or until light golden brown. Dish out, drained on paper towel and set aside.
In a wok, heat up the oil over high heat. Stir-fry the onion and bell pepper until fragrant and slightly charred, add in the garlic and continue to stir-fry for 10 seconds. Remove from wok.
Heat up wok over medium-high heat, pour in the Beijing Sauce seasoning. Bring it to a simmer or until it thickens. You may adjust salt, soy sauce, water, etc., to taste.
Toss in the deep-fried beef and stir-fried onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Stir well for 1 minute or until the beef is completely cooked and absorbed the sauce. Dish out and serve with hot steamed rice.
Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat
Panda Express Beijing Beef – the most delicious Beijing Beef copycat that tastes exactly like Panda Express, but healthier and much better than takeout.
Beijing beef is one of the most popular beef recipes at Panda Express and many readers had emailed and asked me about Panda Express Beijing beef recipe. Truth be told, I hardly ever eat at Panda Express…in fact, the few times I had tried Panda Express, I was probably in transit at airports and the only choice I had was Panda Express.
To develop this Beijing beef recipe, I specifically went to Panda Express and tried out the dish. I had to taste the dish in order to create the recipe. After careful examination of the ingredients used, and tasting the sauce carefully, I think I have gotten down the copycat recipe of Beijing Beef, one of the beef recipes and Chinese recipes well loved by many Americans.
As with most recipes served at Panda Express, the protein is coated in batter and deep-fried. To create a truly amazing Beijing sauce, I adjusted the recipe and ingredients a few times to get to the right balance of flavors. The list of ingredients in the Beijing sauce is long, but be rest assured, after you taste it, you would want to make it again and again. It’s actually quite addictive and good. The good news is that you can make the sauce in a big batch and keep in the fridge and whenever you are craving it, you can make this Beijing Beef, or Beijing Chicken. It’s totally up to you!
So here is the yummy copycat Panda Express Beijing beef recipe. This recipe tastes better and fresher than the ones at Panda Express. As you add the beef towards the end of the cooking process, the beef remains crunchy instead of soggy. I am quite certain that you will really enjoy this dish. Bon appetit!