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Mongolian Beef Recipe

Mongolian Beef in a dish over rice

This Mongolian Beef recipe is just what I like in a weeknight dinner recipe – quick, easy, and tasty.

Other than a little slicing and chopping, there’s almost no prep work involved in making this recipe. There also isn’t a lot of time involved in making this Mongolian beef. Ten of the 30 minutes are resting time, so there’s only about 20 minutes of actual hands-one time.

One note – this sauce isn’t super sweet. Some Mongolian beef recipes are crazy sweet, but this isn’t one of them. The sauce is pretty balanced with just a little bit of brown sugar to round it out.

Mongolian Beef Recipe

Take-out copycat recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 256 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 pounds petite boneless sirloin steak (or similar beef) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk soy sauce and cornstarch together.

  2. Add sliced beef to soy sauce mixture, and toss to coat.

  3. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk hoisin sauce, sherry, and sugar together in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.

  5. Chop green onions into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.

  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  7. Add garlic, ginger, and beef with its sauce. Quickly toss to combine.

  8. Let the beef cook for 30 seconds without stirring. 

  9. Stir in green onions, and cook, stirring regularly, until they're just starting to wilt. 

  10. Pour the hoisin sauce mixture in along with the sesame oil, and cook until just thickened.

  11. I serve this over rice topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. 

Recipe Notes

*Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist. Recipe nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Mongolian Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 792mg 33%
Potassium 439mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 7g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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