Last year, I reviewed America’s Most Wanted Recipes by Ron Douglas. When I heard an updated version of the cookbook was scheduled for release, I jumped on the opportunity to review it. In More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, Ron Douglas gives readers more than 200 simple secret restaurant recipes, this time all for $1o or less! The cookbook contains secret recipes from restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory, Benihana, Red Lobster & T.G.I Friday’s.
The recipe I chose to make was P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. The main reason was because P.F. Chang’s is one of my favorite Chinese pastries; the other reason was because I had many of the ingredients already in my kitchen.
The recipe was extremely easy to follow. In no time, my kitchen smelled like heaven. Pictured below is the beef, simmering in the delicious sauce.
And the final product:
Looks heavenly, no?
Now down to the taste test: does it taste like the “real” Mongolian beef from P.F.Chang’s? While it’s not spot on (I prefer a bit more garlic) it was pretty darned close! Most importantly, my family enjoyed the meal! I took the leftovers for lunch today and it stands up to the “reheat” test as well.
I can’t wait to try out one of the other recipes in this cookbook. Which will it be? Maybe the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Or maybe the Golden Corral dinner rolls? The possibilities are endless! So, what are you waiting for!? Go out and buy your copy of the cookbook now!