Easy Mongolian Beef Recipe

This Mongolian Beef recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes even better than your favorite Chinese takeout. Super easy, delicious dinner!

Easy Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef is by far my favorite dinner choice when I go to any Chinese restaurant. I’ve had some darn good versions of this meal at various restaurants. I’ve always shied away from making it at home because I thought there would be noooo possible way I could replicate such a delicious meal. I WAS SO WRONG. YOU GUYS! This recipe has changed my life! It is FAR easier than I ever anticipated (25 minutes from start to eating!) and I cannot ever properly explain to you how delicious it tastes. It is tastier than my favorite version from P.F. Chang’s and let me tell you, friends, that is saying A LOT because P.F. Chang’s makes a dang good Mongolian Beef.

Watch this video to be ready to make Mongolian Beef in your home:

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How do you make Mongolian Beef?

I’m happy to tell you that there are very few steps and just a few ingredients required to make this tasty dish. The sauce in Mongolian Beef typically includes soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic. Coating the flank steak strips in cornstarch is a must and be sure not to overcook the beef in the pan. When everything comes together, you will have one tasty little meal!

How do you make Mongolian Beef spicy?

To spice up this dish add red pepper flakes to the soy sauce mixture, as well as a pinch or two of cayenne pepper.

A few additional notes about Mongolian Beef:

  • To healthify the recipe, use low-sodium soy sauce.

  • Slice the flank steak against the grain for best results.

  • This dish tastes best when served with white rice and sliced green onions.

Enjoy this delicious recipe! You are going to thank me for this one, I promise. Enjoy your week, as well, my wonderful friends!

Easy Mongolian Beef
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Easy Mongolian Beef

prep time: 12 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 24 mins

This Mongolian Beef recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes even better than your favorite Chinese takeout!


  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided
  • Prepared white rice and sliced green onions, for serving/topping


  1. Combine steak strips and cornstarch in a large bowl. Mix until beef is coated and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic and 2 tablespoons oil; whisk until combined.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steak in a single layer (do this in batches, if needed) and cook for 3 minutes per side. Transfer the steak to a separate bowl and cover. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the skillet (do not clean out!) and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce to medium-low heat and simmer until mixture is thick, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the steak back to the skillet and cook until heated through. Serve immediately over white rice and top with green onion slices!
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