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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.1
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.7 mg
  • Sodium: 987.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

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Mongolian Beef

Submitted by: WMGABBY
Mongolian Beef

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb of flank steak or cube steak, thinly sliced crosswise
    1/4 cup of cornstarch
    3 teaspoons of canola oil
    1/2 teaspoon grated ginger (about 1/2 inch piece)
    1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 -3 large cloves)
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    3 large green onions, sliced

Directions

1. For the meat, make sure the steak slices are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Slice them into strips, then add the cornstarch to the beef. Place the slices in a strainer and shake off excess corn starch. Begin to cook the rice while you prepare the rest of the meal.
2. For the sauce, heat half of the oil in a large wok or pan at medium-high heat and add the garlic and the ginger. Immediately add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar and pepper flakes. Cook the sauce for about 2 minutes and transfer to a bowl. Don’t worry if the sauce doesn’t look thick enough at this point. The corn starch in the beef will thicken it up later.
3. Place the meat in the same pan and cook, stirring until it is all browned (this is a quick thing). Pour the sauce back into the wok/pan and let it cook along with the meat.
4. You can cook down the sauce to reduce it to thicken or leave it thinner. Add the green onions on the last minute so the green parts will stay green and the white parts crunchy.

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WMGABBY.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness! Easy and SO delicious - the house smelled wonderful and everything tasted AMAZING! Both my husband and one-year-old daughter loved it, too. Paired it with the sesame green bean recipe from this site. Thanks for sharing, this is our favorite recipe on here so far! - 3/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Another super tasty Spark recipe! I added broccoli and sweet red peppers to the dish for more crunch, but the sauce was incredible! thanks so much for sharing the recipe! - 3/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didnt use ginger because I don't like it and the sauce turned out great! Also my family won't eat onions unless they are cooked completely and thin so I sauteed half a vialda onion and added it when I added the sauce back to the meat. Served with broccoli,carrots,and brown rice. Delicious!!! - 7/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    On a low sodium diet and being diabetic I had to do a couple of changes. 1/4 Cup low sodium soy and 1/4 Cup Splenda brown sugar. I also added some mushrooms and a red pepper.
    Great tasting and low sodium - 5/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We LOVED this. Very easy and very tasty. I put a little less red pepper flakes because I'm a wimp but other than that followed the recipe and will make it again. Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 4/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG this was INCREDIBLE!!! My husband loved it and my kids. I added some broccoli and red bell pepper and added some white onions too. I LOVE THIS! - 10/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this! I reduced the sauce to be thicker and made a half-recipe more to accommodate the amount of meat I had. It's zippy, substantial, and tasty. It's not hard to make, but takes a little while. Overall, great! - 6/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good! I added rice vinegar when browning the meat. - 5/4/10

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  • This was so tasty - I added some veggies to the recipe - I steamed them and added them for the last two minutes - 8/28/14

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  • Absolutely amazing! The whole family loves this! - 6/9/14

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  • I just made it today. It was absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. - 4/5/14

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  • I just made this tonight and we loved it The only thing I will change next time is I will add more green onions. Thanks for the great recipe! - 2/7/14

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  • Fantastic - better than the kind you get at a chinese restaurant, and easy to make. It is quite spicy though - i may only use 1/2 to 3/4 of the recommended red pepper flakes next time. Even with that said, I still give it 5 stars as is!!! - 1/8/14

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  • This was awesome! My daughter really loved it too! Definitely going into the 'rotation'! - 5/1/13

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  • Mongolian Beef is my go-to choice at every Chinese restaurant, and this recipe is very authentic and fabulous! I will make this instead of calling in for take out now! Thanks! - 3/5/13

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  • Wow - this was super delicious and very easy. I didn't have beef on hand so used pork strips. Thanks for sharing this recipe - it's a keeper - 2/24/13

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  • I thought this was very easy to make and really delicious. We ate it over rice and had stir fried cabbage on the side. A nice change from stir fried chicken. - 1/27/13

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  • A bit salty even with low sodium soy sauce, but very tasty. - 1/10/13

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  • Excellent and easy. I added frozen green beans (haricot vert from Trader Joe's) and substituted a bit of onion in place of the green onion. I used the soy sauce i had on hand and found it a bit salty so I'll be sure to use the lower sodium next time. And there will be a next time! - 1/5/13

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  • Delicious! My husband is not a big fan of soy sauce, but he loved this sauce. The flavors blend together so nicely and are as good any sauce at Mongolian sauce in restaurants. I used 2 New York steaks instead of flank steak, which I find to be too tough for my liking. Will make this again! - 1/2/13

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  • husband loved this. - 10/2/12

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  • Excellent recipe. Could cut back a tiny bit on the brown sugar and soya sauce - 8/14/12

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  • This was really good. I did alter the instructions by adding green beans and red bell peppers to the dish but other than that, I followed the receipe as listed. I also paired this with home-made fried rice (brown rice). Super delicious and super easy to make. - 7/23/12

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  • I loved this recipe. I used shaved steak. I put little less of ginger and red hot pepper because my family is not fun of hot and spicy food. But it was really good. We enjoyed with mashed potatoes. I will be definitely making it again. Thanks. Remind me of sweet and sour taste.
    . - 7/7/12

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  • I love this recipe. The sauce really taste the same thing as the mongolian restaurant we have here. I play a bit with the red pepper flakes, to add more a spicy flavor and red sweet peppers to have more veggies! And it is wonderful over vermicilli - 7/4/12

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