Mongolian Beef

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1/4 cup chicken stock1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch3 tablespoons hot chili oil2 tablespoons hoisin sauce1 tablespoon oyster sauce1 tablespoon dry sherry2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons soy sauce2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced (see Cook's Note) 2 tablespoons peanut oil2 tablespoons chopped garlic1 bunch Swiss chard - rinsed, stems removed and cut into 1/2 inch slices2 green onions, cut into thin slivers about 2 inches long1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Whisk the chicken stock and cornstarch in a freezer safe bowl until smooth; whisk in the hot chili oil, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, sherry, sugar, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes. Place the beef into the sauce, stir to coat well. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost, about 30 minutes. Heat a wok over high heat until very hot, and pour in the peanut oil. Immediately add garlic, cook and stir in the hot oil until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Mix in the Swiss chard and green onions; cook and stir the vegetables until they turn bright green, about 3 minutes, and then remove from the wok. Pour the defrosted beef mixture into the hot wok; cook and stir until the meat browns and the sauce forms a glaze, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the cooked vegetables to the wok, sprinkle with salt and pepper, mix to combine well; serve hot.

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