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Super Simple Mongolian Beef Recipe

Mongolian beef is a popular takeout dish that is much better when cooked at home! This meal is so simple that you can have it on the table in just 20 minutes. Tender beef slices are flash-fried before being covered in a sweet soy ginger garlic sauce.

What exactly is Mongolian beef?
It’s a basic stir fry with thin slices of beef cooked in a sauce of soy, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. The brown sugar caramelizes rapidly in the soy, resulting in a somewhat sticky sauce that covers the meat.


Prep: 12 mins

Cook: 8 mins

Additional: 10 mins

Total: 30 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings




  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 pound beef flank steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 bunches green onions, cut in 2-inch lengths




Step 1

In a skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and sauté and stir the garlic and ginger until they release their scent, about 30 seconds. Combine the soy sauce, water, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Raise the heat to medium-high and whisk for 4 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves and the sauce boils and thickens slightly. Set aside the sauce when it has been removed from the heat.


Step 2

Place the diced meat in a dish and completely coat it with cornstarch. Allow the beef and cornstarch to settle for about 10 minutes, or until the majority of the meat, juices have been absorbed by the cornstarch.


Step 3

In a deep-sided skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil to 375°F (190 degrees C).


Step 4

Shake off any extra cornstarch from the beef slices before dropping them, a couple at a time, into the heated oil. Stir gently and continue to cook until the edges are crisp and begin to brown, about 2 minutes. With a large slotted spoon, take the beef from the oil and drain it on paper towels to remove excess oil.


Step 5

Return the skillet or pan to medium heat after removing the oil. Return the meat slices to the pan, stir quickly, and pour in the saved sauce. Stir once or twice to mix, then add the green onions. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for approximately 2 minutes, or until the onions have softened and become brilliant green.



NuNutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 390.8

Protein: 18g   36%

Carbohydrates: 54.7g   18%

Dietary Fiber: 3.3g    13%

Sugars: 38.8g

Fat: 12.1g   19%

Saturated Fat: 2.8g   14%

Cholesterol: 27.2mg   9%

Vitamin A Iu: 1121.8IU   22%

Niacin Equivalents: 7.8mg  60%

Vitamin B6: 0.4mg    28%

Vitamin C: 21.8mg   36%

Folate: 81.4mcg    20%

Calcium: 129.8mg   13%

Iron: 3.5mg    20%

Magnesium: 52.1mg    19%

Potassium: 605.9mg    17%

Sodium: 1861.8mg   75%

Thiamin: 0.1mg   14%

Calories from Fat: 109.2



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