20 Minute Light Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef
Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese or Lunar year and I thought that I would celebrate by making this classic American-Chinese dish Mongolian Beef, which I know, has nothing to do with Mongolia but it is tasty none the less. Mongolian beef is a dish that is served at a lot of American-Chinese restaurants and it is super quick and easy to make at home and much better than takeout! Really, this dish is as easy to make as sauteing the beef and mixing in the tasty sauce and you have a meal ready in less than 20 minutes!

Mongolian Beef
Serve tossed with steamed broccoli or other vegetable for a complete meal!

Mongolian Beef
Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Tender stir-fried beef in a tasty sauce.



ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound steak (sirloin or flank), sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chill sauce such as sambal oelek
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the beef and saute until just cooked, about 2-4 minutes.
  2. Add the mixture of the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger and the mixture of the cornstarch and water to the pan and cook until it thickens a bit, about a minute.
  3. Remove from heat, mix in the sesame oil and serve over white rice or noodles, quinoa, etc. garnished with the green onions.

Option: Add some vegetables to the mix such as broccoli, peas, peppers, etc.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 345, Fat 23g (Saturated 8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 820mg, Carbs 9g (Fiber 0.3g, Sugars 4g), Protein 22g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

29 comments:

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness said...

This is one of my favorite take out dishes...and I love that I can make it at home now! Perfect for a weekend meal, thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

This looks so amazing Kevin!!! Need!!

Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} said...

This looks incredible! I could drink that sauce!

Maria said...

It looks perfect! Who needs take out?

Heather Christo said...

this is just what I have been craving lately Kevin- Amazing.

Paula Jones said...

I love stay at home take out dishes! Kevin, this mongolian beef and sauce recipe sounds amazing! A must try!

Gwen said...

I love the quick and easy aspect of this and my meat eating boys will be all over this one. We all love home made Oriental food so win-win!

Gwen said...

I love the quick and easy aspect of this and my meat eating boys will be all over this one. We all love home made Oriental food so win-win!

Jae said...

This is the BEST version I've seen yet - Every other recipe I've seen is Loaded with sugar! Gotta try this one =) Thanks.

Jeanette said...

Happy New Year Kevin! This reminds me of a local restaurant that used to open and had Mongolian BBQ on the menu.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make it and I agree with everyone's comments... but I wish someone that has made it would give it their thoughts too.

Thx, Cindy

Gaby said...

This looks beyond amazing!!

Tieghan said...

This looks better than any restaurant!! Mmm! So good!

Medeja said...

What a delicious Mongolian beef for Chinese New Year :) or any day :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

This is one of my favorite take-out dishes! Love the addition of broccoli too - I need all the veggies I can get!

Teri Kavakos said...

Looks great. I have to eat Gluten Free so would love to see more of those kinds of recipes. I cook from scratch so if I could make these sauces from scratch then I could try this.

Joy Bodwell said...

Better than takeout!! Yummy yummy! Thanks Kevin!

Melissa L said...

Happy Lunar New Year! Mongolian beef is one of my fave Chinese takeaways, but it has got to be spicy enough. Would love to try your recipe in my kitchen.

Joyous56 said...

I wish I'd had this recipe last week, when I was planning to make beef and broccoli, but found I'd run out of oyster sauce. I found a kosher recipe that used hoisin, soy sauce, and orange juice...but it was bland.

This sounds super....and super easy! What can I use if I don't have the chili sauce? A little sriracha perhaps?

Kevin Lynch said...

Joyous56: Sriracha works really well!

Helen @ Scrummy Lane said...

Love the fact that this recipe is sooo easy with only 3 steps! Am definitely keen to try this! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

When I look through the comments, I see nothing but, "It looks amazing" It would be nice if somebody actually tried the recipe and reviewed it, so we would know if it tasted as good as it looks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: It does! I hope that if you try it that you will take the time to come back and comment!

Anonymous said...

looks amazing... going to make it tonight... how much sricacha?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: As much as you want to get it to the heat level that you desire!

Anonymous said...

When do you add sesame oil

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Add the sesame oil right at the end when you remove it from the heat. I updated the recipe to correct the omission. Thanks and enjoy!

Alat Dapur said...

Hi, I love this recipe, it is perfect eaten while welcoming the Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai ...

Anonymous said...

I made it tonight.
BUT: I velveted the beef (sliced beef & marinated for 30 minutes with 1 egg white, 1 TBsp corn starch & 1 TBsp wine) before cooking, it tenderizes greatly.
DECRESED: 1 less TBsp soy sauce, increased the beef broth to 1/2 cup, decreased brown sugar to 1/2 tsp.
ADDED (we live in Texas) 1 jalapeno, seeded & sliced thin, sautéed until golden brown & added the sauce to the pan (need to get the jalapeno oils in the sauce).
It was SupercalifragilisticexpialiDelicious!

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