Mongolian Beef is fast and easy to make at home. Tender, thinly-sliced beef is seared on a skillet with garlic and ginger, then tossed in a bold sticky sauce with a hint of spiciness.
- 1 pound flank steak, sliced into 1/4 inch thick strips (Note 1)
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced (Note 2)
- 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and diced
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1/2 cup
low-sodium soy sauce(Note 3)
- 1/2 cup
brown sugar(Note 4)
- 2 teaspoons
- Prepare Beef: Toss sliced beef in large bowl with corn starch until well-coated. Set aside.
- Prepare Sauce: Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl until well-mixed. Set aside.
- Brown Beef: Heat oil in pan over medium heat for a few minutes or until hot. Add oil to coat bottom of pan. Add jalapeño and ginger, cooking for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and beef to pan. Stirring frequently, cook until beef browns, about 5 minutes.
- Finish & Serve: Stir sauce and pour over beef in pan. Stir until everything is well-coated with sticky sauce. Simmer for a minute until thickened. Remove pan from heat, and stir in scallions. Serve (Note 5).
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 660 (24% from fat)|
|Total Fat 17g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Net Carb 51.5g|
|Total Carb 53g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6%|
Just made. It was a hit we added water chestnuts for some crunch.
Nice idea!! I added broccoli
I add carrots and use pepper flakes instead of Jalapeño
Thanks for the recipe! I doubled the sauce on this but it got way too thick. I think the next time I make it I will double the sauce again, but scale back the brown sugar and cornstarch. I will replace some of the sugar with orange juice also to cut through the saltiness also. I used low sodium soy sauce, but it was still pretty salty. The meat was cooked perfectly! I can’t wait to have leftovers tomorrow for lunch!
I so wanna make this recipe tonight, but my husband can’t eat any steaks due to losing his teeth not long ago, is there anyway to substitute the steak for ground beef so he may enjoy the dish as well?
Wondering….could a person use this recipe and add broccoli and mushrooms? Would it taste anywhere near close to a beef and broccoli dish – I’ve never made it before but I’m seeing different ingredients for the beef and broccoli.
Adding broccoli and mushrooms would work well in this recipe. Mongolian Beef tends to have a sweeter, stickier sauce than Beef and Broccoli, but other than that they’re pretty similar. Here’s my Beef and Broccoli recipe: https://www.savorytooth.com/beef-broccoli/
I made this tonight and it was so good i very easy to make
My daughter’s new favorite dinner!
I made this last night it was so simple and fast. My children started commenting that it had better taste as good as it smelled……. It didnt disappoint. Better than a chinese takeaway and less than a third the price. I added water to get a thick sauce as we prefer this. It is definately going on our favourites to make frequently list. Thank you for sharing such a simple easy crowd pleaser recipie.
I’m not much a cook. I’ve been trying to cook at home and come up with easy and delicious recipe. This hit the spot! If I can make this, anyone can!
My family loved it
I made this the other night but I substituted venison for the beef, it was delicious!
My son n laws requested this on Labor Day weekend. One has a birthday and the other son n law and my daughter are moving to Hawaii tomorrow! This is a favorite family dish!!
Thank you for this recipe!!
I found the flavour was too strong with that amount of soya sauce and very salty.
I made this I added less brown sugar but I added broccoli to this recipe
This was amazing and easy. My husband and I both agreed that is was better than take out..
Will definitely become a regular dish in our house.
I didn’t have a jalapeño so I used shishito peppers instead and it was great.
made this tonight for supper .. AMAZING!!!!! . I added some veggies as well….I used onions mushrooms carrots and celery
Delicious! Made exactly as recipe instructed. My kids, husband, and mother all loved it!
I loved this recipe. Super easy and yummy!!!!! I added veggies, I forgot the ginger and it was still amazing! After all the changes, maybe it wasn’t Mongolian Beef but, it was still a HIT with the fam including 2 picky pre-teens!
I’ve made this several times. Delish!!
It came out perfect!
I made this twice and it’s very delicious, bursting with flavor. One thing I noted was that I should’ve taken the recommendation to go with the low sodium option soy sauce to make it slightly less salty but my husband loved it the same
I have made this recipe many times. I double it for my family of 5 (4 boys). It is so easy and incredibly tasty. The sauce caramelizes the meat. I have added red peppers and carrots. We love it.
How much sauce does it make? Loads or just enough to cover the beef?
It makes about 1 cup of sauce, which is much more than needed to cover the beef. I recommend serving with a side dish (like some kind of rice) to help soak up the extra sauce, otherwise it may taste overly salty.
So I eat Paleo and made a few substitutions and it was AMAZING!! Sub corn starch for arrowroot orTapioca starch. Sub brown sugar with date syrup and a little molasses for the brown sugar taste. Sub soy sauce for coconut aminos.
Also, didn’t have any beef so did pork. Again, Amazing!!! Will be making this again.
And, I added broccoli
Delicious! This is the best Mongolian Beef recipe out there! I’ve tried several!!
Can I use beef stir fry strips instead?! Dying to make this!
Absolutely, those would work well here!
I like this a different way. I fry the meat separate from the other ingredients. Coat with cornstarch, and fry on high heat until very brown. I fry the ginger and garlic in a separate saucepan. then add the soy sauce, let it almost boil…then add the brown sugar. This makes it thick. Your recipe looks very mushy and not cooked well. Sorry.
I think there is a much more polite way of commenting on someone’s blog they work hard on. I’m going to assume Rach, that you go around spreading your “joy” in all areas of your life…hope it’s working out for you. Sorry