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Easy Mongolian Beef

Crispy beef flavor seared with a sweet-salty brown sauce: Here is the Mongolian Beef recipe. You can make this dish at home in just 30 minutes.

July 8, 2022
Mongolian BeefPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 60 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 75 mins



  1. Slice the beef into thin strips. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. To marinate the meat, mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a bowl. Cover the beef with marinade and marinate the meat for 1 hour. After marinating, the beef should still be fairly moist. If it is too dry, add a tablespoon of water to it.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Spread the steak pieces evenly across the wok, just before the oil itself begins to smoke in any way. Sear on high heat for about 1 minute, and then flip. Cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  4. Drain any excess oil from the pan. Heat the remaining oil over medium-low heat. Add ginger and garlic. Stir until the garlic is just fragrant. Then add soy sauce, water, and brown sugar. Boil the ingredients.
  5. Combine sauce and meat in a skillet. Add the green onions and continue to simmer until the sauce is thick enough to cover the back of a wooden spoon.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mongolian Beef
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20 g25.6%
Cholesterol 62 mg20.7%
Sodium 889 mg38.7%
Protein 32.7 g65.4%
Potassium 452 mg9.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Flank steak is perfect for this recipe. You can also use New York strip steak if you can't find flank steak.
  • Slice the beef thinly. This allows the meat to cook better and quicker.
  • For easier cutting, place the meat in the freezer for about 20 minutes before slicing. Cut the meat along the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. The meat may be tough if you cut the fibers.
  • Avoid overcooking as the beef is very thin. Otherwise, the edges of the meat will cook quickly and burn.
  • Make sure the pan is hot.
  • Do not overfill the pan. Arrange the veal in a single row in the pan. This ensures that the meat cooks evenly and quickly.
  • Add cornstarch to thicken the meat sauce.
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Mongolian beef is one of the most popular takeout dishes in Chinese restaurants. This dish, which you can cook in one pan, has rich and delicious aromas with its sauce prepared with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. It is ideal for a quick and satisfying dinner.

Try this crispy Mongolian steak from Asian cuisine. Serve the steak slices with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables.

What Is Mongolian Beef?

Mongolian beef is stir-fried beef in a wok. This popular dish is cooked with a sweet-salty sauce. It is served in Chinese restaurants.The specialty of this dish is thinly sliced flank steak. Beef slices are marinated. Then it is mixed with soy sauce, sugar, and starchy sauce. This high-heat and fast-cooking dish takes its name from Mongolian barbecue. It is usually served with steamed rice and green onions.

What To Serve with Mongolian Beef?

Mongolian beef is usually served with steamed rice. Also, it is compatible with boiled vegetables and noodles. Vegetables like broccoli and green beans pair perfectly with this steak.

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How To Store Mongolian Beef?

The best way to store Mongolian beef is to freeze it. Transfer the food to an airtight container before allowing it to cool completely. Close the lid of the container when it cools down. You can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, place in the microwave and heat in thirty-second intervals until completely hot.

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