How to Cook Easy Mongolian Beef: Perfect Dinner Dish

Updated on July 30, 2020
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I grew up in Malaysia, where I enjoyed cooking and eating local dishes every day.

This Mongolian beef is so tasty and so easy to prepare!
This Mongolian beef is so tasty and so easy to prepare!

Delicious Dinner Dish for Your Family

My husband and I love trying new foods. Over the weekend, I decided to cook Mongolian beef. The dish is similar to a beef stir-fry with a lot of vegetables and different types of sauces. If you've ever been to a Chinese or Asian restaurant, you've likely seen this item on the menu.

I was surprised by how easy it was to prepare this dish at home. It's delicious with noodles or steamed rice. If you are a meat-lover or simply looking for a new recipe to try, I'd suggest giving this one a go. Enjoy it for dinner tonight!

Delicious! I served the Mongolian beef with noodles. If you don't have noodles you can serve with steamed rice.
Delicious! I served the Mongolian beef with noodles. If you don't have noodles you can serve with steamed rice.

Ingredients

For the beef:

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef, cut and trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch or potato starch

For the stir-fry:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 dried chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into large strips or diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into large strips or diced
  • 1-2 serrano pepper, thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the beef, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, water, and vegetable oil. Massage all ingredients into the meat. Set aside until ready to use, or you can cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil to medium-high heat in a wok, and saute the garlic with serrano pepper until light brown.
  4. Stir in the beef and allow to cook undisturbed for about 1 minute. Stir and scrape the pan and cook for another 1 minute.
  5. Add the sauce, stirring constantly, and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in all the vegetables and let them cook for about 2 minutes, or until the onion starts to turn translucent.
  7. Cook for another 10 minutes or to your preferred doneness (I prefer the meat well done).
  8. Transfer the dish to a serving plate or bowl. Serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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In a medium-sized bowl, combine the beef, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, water, and vegetable oil. Massage all ingredients into the meat. Set aside until ready to use, or you can cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.Heat the oil to medium-high heat in a wok, and saute the garlic with serrano pepper until light brown.Stir in the beef and allow to cook undisturbed for about 1 minute. Add the sauce, stirring constantly, and let it cook for about 2 minutes.Stir in all the vegetables and let them cook for about 2 minutes.Cook for another 10 minutes or to your preferred level of doneness.The Mongolian beef is ready for dinner. Enjoy!
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the beef, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, water, and vegetable oil. Massage all ingredients into the meat.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the beef, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, water, and vegetable oil. Massage all ingredients into the meat.
Set aside until ready to use, or you can cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.
Set aside until ready to use, or you can cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.
In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat the oil to medium-high heat in a wok, and saute the garlic with serrano pepper until light brown.
Heat the oil to medium-high heat in a wok, and saute the garlic with serrano pepper until light brown.
Stir in the beef and allow to cook undisturbed for about 1 minute.
Stir in the beef and allow to cook undisturbed for about 1 minute.
Add the sauce, stirring constantly, and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the sauce, stirring constantly, and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
Stir in all the vegetables and let them cook for about 2 minutes.
Stir in all the vegetables and let them cook for about 2 minutes.
Cook for another 10 minutes or to your preferred level of doneness.
Cook for another 10 minutes or to your preferred level of doneness.
The Mongolian beef is ready for dinner. Enjoy!
The Mongolian beef is ready for dinner. Enjoy!

© 2020 Liza

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    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      6 days ago from USA

      Hi Kyriaki, you're welcome, and I'm flattered to hear that. Mongolian beef is one of the newest recipes I have tried. It was delicious! I hope it turned well for you as well.

      Have a great day!

    • Kyriaki Chatzi profile image

      Kyriaki Chatzi 

      7 days ago

      Hey, Liza. Once again, your photos made me drool!

      In fact, I wanna head straight into the kitchen and whip this dish right up.

      Thank you for sharing! :)

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      7 days ago from USA

      Yes, please do. It won't disappoint you. It's a perfect dish for a family dinner. The recipe is quite simple, and you can almost use any vegetables that you preferred.

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      Sp Greaney 

      7 days ago from Ireland

      I've enjoy eating stirfrys but I have not tried this recipe before. It looks delicious. Must give it a go.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      8 days ago from USA

      Hi Danny. It was my first time cooking dish, and I found it was so simple. My husband loves it very much. We had it with simple yellow noodles, and it was delicious. Thank you for commenting!

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      8 days ago from USA

      Hi Peggy, you're welcome. During this time, I think it's best to cook at home and still be able to enjoy the food that we like. Thank you for pinning the recipe on your board.

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      Danny 

      8 days ago from India

      This is a nice dish. Mongolian dish is very rare. Thanks for the article Liza.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 days ago from Houston, Texas

      I have eaten Mongolian beef in restaurants but have not made it at home. Thanks for your delicious-sounding recipe. I'll pin this to my red meat recipes board.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      8 days ago from USA

      Thanks, Munawar. New recipe but, it tastes delicious! Thank you for stopping by.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      8 days ago from USA

      One of the newest recipes I have cooked. It was tasty. Thanks for the compliment, Liz. Maybe someday, I'll have my a cookbook to compile all recipes I have shared. Thank you for your suggestion :)

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      Munawar Hussain 

      9 days ago from kot adu

      Name captured my attention, The Mongolian

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      Liz Westwood 

      9 days ago from UK

      This looks and sounds very tasty. Your recipes are excellently presented. They would all go well together in a recipe book.

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