Mongolian Beef

A spicy sweet Mongolian Beef that is better than take-out!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword mongolian beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 481 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 2 1/2 lbs. Flank Steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3/4 cup Soy Sauce use tamari for a gluten-free dish
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar depending on how sweet you like it. You can start with 1 cup
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Red Chili Flakes depending on preference


  • Green Onions cut on the diagonal
  • Shredded Carrots


  1. Cut beef into thin pieces, against the grain.
  2. Place cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Coat and cover the beef with cornstarch mixture. Repeat to ensure it is completely coated.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat (approximately 350 degrees).
  4. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until beef starts to get a little crispy on the edges. Repeat.
  5. Remove beef and let it rest.
  6. Remove most of the oil, leaving some behind. Saute garlic and ginger for 1-2 minutes. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and red chili flakes. Bring to a boil and let boil for 4-5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10-12 minutes or until it is thickened. Stir in beef and coat with sauce.
  7. Garnish with green onions and shredded carrots, if so desired.
  8. Serve with white rice.
Nutrition Facts
Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 2122mg 88%
Potassium 772mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Sugars 36g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 8%
Iron 22.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.