Mongolian Beef with Maitake and Green Pepper Stir Fry

by Jenn on May 19, 2009

in Dairy Free,Gluten Free,Meats,Pastas and Grains,Vegetarian


This was SO delicious!

Mongolian Beef

I made two things here – a fantastic Mongolian beef recipe that I found on Confections of a Foodie Bride who got her recipe from Pink Bites.  This recipe makes 4 servings

The only difference I did here was I used tapioca flour instead of cornstarch, and of course gluten free tamari instead of soy sauce.  I also used a top sirloin cut.  OMG this tasted fantastic, I loved it!  Fantastic recipe!!

Maitake and Green Pepper Stir Fry

I made this recipe to go with it (also 4 servings), to try a new culinary mushroom and add in some whole grains and vegetables to the dish :)

What are maitake mushrooms? Also known as hen of the woods, they are known for being full of flavor and were used medicinally in Chinese and Japanese cultures.  I saw them in the store, and thought I’d give them a try.  A full flavored mushroom would do much better in a stir fry than those boring white button ones.  It looks very unique, not like a typical mushroom that you are probably used to:

So with that I decided it was stir fry time!