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

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!
    13 of 14 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!
    8 of 8 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!
    7 of 7 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!
    7 of 7 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!
    7 of 7 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!
    2 of 2 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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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So good! I added rice vinegar when browning the meat. - 5/4/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    900+ mg sodium is very high content for anyone. I appreciated reviewers' tips for reducing salt. When I make this, I plan to add broccoli rabe and shitake while I brown the meat. - 9/4/18

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this in a slow cooker and it was awesome. - 3/24/18

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    May need to make this for our anniversary dinner. Thirty four years and counting. - 2/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazingly good. I used cayenne pepper instead of the red pepper flakes since I don't really like them, but it still had a sweet and spicy flavor. I stirred a steamed packet broccoli, carrots, peas, and water chestnuts into the sauce and served this over a brown rice and quinoa blend. Fantastic! - 6/27/17

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I change a little things on the recipe, but overall it's so delicious! Thank you Canola oil = butter Corn flour = brown flour - 6/13/17

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So tasty! I used olive oil instead of canola oil and added brown rice and broccoli. Will make again. - 6/10/17

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A bit salty even with low sodium soy sauce, but very tasty. - 1/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. Could cut back a tiny bit on the brown sugar and soya sauce - 8/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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.
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    - 7/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 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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  • 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!
    Delicious - 9/24/19

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  • Looks YUM - 8/24/19

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  • Can't wait to try this. - 8/4/19

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  • looks similar to my recipie - 7/19/19

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  • Incredible!
    I made this for dinner the other night. I used flour instead of cornstarch snd my entire family raved over it. My husband said it tasted like something from a restaurant. Will definitely be adding to the rotation. - 5/6/19

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy - 4/30/19

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  • sound good plan on making it next week. - 4/22/19

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  • Very Good
    Really enjoyed this recipe. Slightly salty for my taste, so I might cut back on the soy sauce the next time I make it. Definitely will be making it again. :) - 4/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is awesome. I will make this often. DH and I both enjoyed it. - 4/11/19

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  • Great idea thank you - 4/9/19

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  • I don't like ginger and my love is allergic to peppers. Plan to try this with some of the shifts below. Thank you! - 2/21/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is Outstanding! I do have a few thoughts tho. Tenderize the Beef by sprinkling it with salt and baking soda. Let sit for twenty. Add Apple vinegar. Sit for ten minutes. This tenderizes the Beef beautifully. Rinse off and pat dry. Substitute some of the cornstarch with flour to lower calo - 2/12/19

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  • Sounds delicious! - 11/30/18

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  • Sounds like a juicy and tasty pork chop. I am looking forward to making this. It is really different from the one I make that is plain. - 10/29/18

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  • Very Good
    Delicious, I would make it again, but maybe changing up some of the spices a little. - 10/27/18

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  • Incredible!
    This one stays on the weekly dinner rotation, hands down my favorite. We serve it with a side of cauliflower rice. - 10/18/18

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  • thank you - 9/27/18

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  • Very Good
    When I tasted the sauce it was too sweet for my palate so I added a tablespoon of sherry vinegar, a 1 tsp of each of the following..garlic powder, onion powder and ginger. The family adored it. Will definitely make again with less brown sugar. - 9/6/18

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  • O.K.
    Ok - 8/24/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very delicious recipe! - 8/24/18

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  • Will have to try. - 8/23/18

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  • This is very good. I also add waterchestnuts to it and most times broccoli. - 8/10/18

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  • Very Good
    Not bad, tasty! - 7/25/18

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  • need more good recipes and like this - 7/24/18

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  • Very Good
    Looks good but the calories stated for a serving are waaaaaaaay off - 7/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    Ohhh Mmm Mmmm delicious! - 7/3/18

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  • yum - 7/2/18

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  • Incredible!
    I just made this and its absolutely delicous! - 6/25/18

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  • This looks wonderful, i am going to try it tonight!!! - 6/19/18

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  • Great tasting dish - 6/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is so good. And makes the house smell good too. Hubby went crazy in love for this. - 5/24/18

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  • making this for dinner today - 5/21/18

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  • A very nice change from beef stew. - 5/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    My family loved this recipe. I was lucky to get some. I added mushrooms and will probably add more meat the next time. I may cut back on the sugar as well. Delicious! - 5/7/18

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  • Fabulous dish! - 4/28/18

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  • Great! - 4/17/18

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  • Incredible!
    - 4/10/18

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  • Delicious recipe - 4/4/18

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Another recipe to put in my file box and try love Mongolian beef - 3/31/18

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would like to try something like this - 3/27/18

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not really a fan of the sugar, soy sauce, and beef - 3/26/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious meal! Flavorful and really hit the spot! - 3/20/18

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  • Looks good Im going to have to try this... - 3/19/18

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  • Skipped the red pepper flakes and didn't miss them. - 3/12/18

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  • sounds great! - 2/23/18

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  • I will definately add this to my recipes
    - 1/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    Fast and easy to make. Very good - 1/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    Absolutely wonderful! Only added mushrooms. Everyone loved it! - 1/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this recipe! - 1/15/18

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  • This looks really good! I can't wait to try it! - 1/9/18

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  • Very good. I would give it 5 stars but my husband wasn't crazy about it. - 12/30/17

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  • Yum - 12/29/17

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  • Incredible!
    Tasty dish, loved it! - 12/28/17

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  • Just looking at it makes my mouth water! - 12/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    kids loved this. i loved this. thank you so much for sharing this quick and delicious recipe! - 11/29/17

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  • Bad
    DELICIOUS! I can't get it to let me click more of the Stars. It should be 5 star not the one.
    I had trouble getting the beef cooked, maybe I needed more oil?
    - 11/5/17

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  • Good
    I'm spoiled with the high calorie recipe. - 10/31/17

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  • looks great - 10/31/17

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  • great - 10/31/17

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  • thanks - 10/27/17

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  • looks delicious - 10/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    My whole family really enjoyed this. I made it as is, minus the red pepper - 10/23/17

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  • Looks delicious!
    - 10/6/17

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  • Looks yummy! - 10/6/17

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  • Very Good
    This is very good and tasty. My vegetarian daughter was very jealous of this. Smelled good and tasted better. - 10/5/17

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  • I cannot abide under seasoned food, I salt all meat with kosher salt before cooking. - 10/2/17

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  • Left the soy sauce out and serve on the side so anyone who wants it can use it. I have to watch my salt. - 9/27/17

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  • The directions say to cook the rice while preparing the rest of the meal. I don't see rice listed in the ingredients. Is the rice just a suggested side dish? - 9/17/17

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  • Very Good
    Lovely combination of flavors and adaptable to my low carb needs with replacements. - 9/16/17

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  • Looks tasty! - 9/15/17

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  • Sounds yummy! - 9/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    Very Good - 9/1/17

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  • Really yummy and pretty easy to make! - 9/1/17

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  • I will try this. - 8/25/17

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  • Great Recipe ! - 8/24/17

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  • Incredible!
    This was so easy and so good! I LOVE Mongolian Beef from my local restaurant and now I have a homemade healthier alternative. Best of all my husband and daughter enjoyed it as much as I did! - 8/24/17

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  • Awesome! - 8/17/17

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