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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef – A super fast (under 20 minutes), and healthy Asian beef stir fry. Faster and better than calling for take out

mongolian beef on a plate


I am big fan of Cooking Light.  They always have recipes that my whole family will enjoy, and they are good for you.  The November issue came and it was the best recipes of the last 25 years.  So there was plenty of recipes I missed, but some that I remember seeing and wanting to try the first time around.

Some of my favorite recipes, like Shrimp Cakes come from Cooking Light. And this Mongolian Beef is no exception.

mongolian beef on a plate

This was one of the firsts I tried.  You all know I am a fan of stir fry, and Asian style dinners.  Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls are a staple in this house. We have a freezer full of beef, so this was an easy decision to try right away.  I served mine over rice instead of the suggested rice noodles.

It same together in less than 20 minutes, so it worked out great for a night we had football practice. Kung Pao Chicken is another favorite, because you can use up any veggies you have in the fridge. And you can have dinner on the table in minutes.

mongolian beef on a plate

I have not ever had Mongolian Beef before, but now I look forward to trying it next time we order Chinese.  There was lots of flavor in the sauce, the meat was tender, and it was something everyone liked.  Even my 7 year old who doesn’t really like steak ate this.  My husband appreciated having the leftovers for lunch the next couple days as well.

Lots of better than take out recipes to try!  Szechuan Chicken looks like something my family would love. And these Chicken and Pork Potstickers are the best way to start any Asian meal. And I can tell you the next time I pick up beef on sale this Asian Rice and Beef Stir Fry will be on the menu.

mongolian beef on a plate

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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef - A super fast (under 20 minutes), and healthy Asian beef stir fry. Faster and better than calling for take out

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 Tbls low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp cooking sherry
  • 4 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chile garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, , grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, , grated
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, , sliced thinly across the grain
  • 1 bunch green onions, , sliced in 2 inch pieces
  • White Rice, , cooked


  1. Using a 1 cup liquid measuring cup combine soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, sherry, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, chile garlic paste, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet heat peanut oil over medium high heat. Saute the sirloin, ginger and garlic for a few minutes until the beef is browned. Add the green onions, and cook for 1 minutes. Stir in the sauce mixture, cook for a couple minutes until thickened; stirring constantly.
  3. Serve over white rice.


Adapted from Cooking Light

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 271Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 70mgSodium 685mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 22g

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Sunday 25th of February 2018

What would you recommend to sub for peanut oil?

Erin S

Sunday 25th of February 2018

You could use vegetable oil in its place. Enjoy!


Wednesday 30th of November 2016


Erin S

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

You can order the Hoisin sauce online, and I can find it at my Walmart and Target grocery stores in the Asian aisle. I have not tried this substitute - but I found this online

Lisa Evanoff

Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Made this tonight, it was very good!

Magic of Spice

Tuesday 20th of November 2012

My boys love steak in just about every form :) Great flavors here...looks wonderful!

Lemons and Anchovies

Monday 19th of November 2012

Cooking Light recipes were some of the first I tried when I was learning how to cook--they were always winners. Your Mongolian Beef sounds delish!

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