Mongolian Beef Stir Fry recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Mongolian Beef Stir Fry

Serves 4
Cuisine: Chinese
Category: Steaks, Pasta & Rice Dishes
Slightly sweet and full of umami, our version of Mongolian beef is better than take out. Insider tip: baking soda helps to both tenderize and quickly brown the beef.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® Bertolino shaved steak
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water or broth
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 6 green onions, cut into 2-inch segments
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  1. Place shaved steak in bowl, combine with 1-tablespoon soy sauce and baking soda; marinate 30 minutes.
  2. Place cornstarch in medium mixing bowl. Toss marinated beef with corn starch, coating thoroughly and dusting off any excess. Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet; allow to sit 10 minutes.
  3. In small mixing bowl combine 2-tablespoons soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, white vinegar and water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  4. In large wok or 12” cast iron skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, lightly fry beef strips until crisp (about 4 to 5 minutes, flipping half way through). Lay beef on a paper towel lined plate, avoiding any overlap.
  5. Allow oil to cool enough to pour into a heat proof container, reserving 2-tablespoons in the pan for cooking. Put pan back over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and green onions; stir fry until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes and stir fry 30 seconds. Stir in prepared sauce to combine.
  6. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce to a rapid simmer. Combine seared beef with sauce to coat while sauce reduces, about 2 minutes. Serve with prepared rice.
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