Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

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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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Number of Servings: 4


    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


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!
    20 of 21 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!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I actually made this in a slow cooker. Set on low for 6 hrs, added 3 tbsp cornstarch mixed with water 30 min before it was done to thicken and added broccolli. Very good! - 4/21/16

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 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!
    12 of 12 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!
    11 of 11 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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