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Asian dish Mongolian Beef Recipe
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Easy Asian Dish Mongolian Beef Recipe with Steamed Veggies

Try this delicious Asian dish of Mongolian Beef with Steamed Veggies which is the winning entry for our Best Recipe Contest!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Asian dish, budget-friendly recipe, chicken recipes, easy recipe, Mongolian beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 1/4 lb thinly sliced beef meat of your choice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp cornstarch for separate use
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • sesame seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place the beef & 1/4 cup cornstarch in a resealable bag. Shake to coat evenly.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over high heat.
  • Add the meat in a single layer & season to taste w/ salt & pepper (keep in the mind that the sauce has plenty of salt in it). Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Cook in multiple batches if needed.
  • Remove the meat from the pan & place on a cooling rack to drain excess oil. Cover with parchment paper to retain its warmth.
  • Add the garlic & ginger to the pan & cook for 30 seconds. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, water & brown sugar to the pan & bring to a simmer.
  • Mix a teaspoon of cornstarch w/ 1 tablespoon of cold water. Add the cornstarch to the sauce & bring to a boil for 30-60 seconds until just thickened.
  • Add the meat & green onions to the pan & toss to coat w/ the sauce. Serve over rice or any side dish of your choice.