Chinese Mongolian Beef Recipe

January 26, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Chinese Mongolian Beef Recipe

The Chinese Mongolian Beef Recipe is a highly popular and delectable dish known for its crispy texture, sweet notes, and prominent flavors of garlic and ginger. The dish begins with marinating thin slices of sirloin beef (or flank or round steak) in a mixture of corn starch, rice wine (or cherry), oyster sauce, and sesame oil. This marinade infuses the meat with a tender and flavorful base, enhancing its taste and texture.

The stir fry sauce, a crucial element of the dish, is a blend of sugar, hoisin sauce (a key ingredient for Mongolian beef), soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and water. For those who enjoy a bit of heat, crushed chili can be added to create a spicy version. This sauce forms the backbone of the dish, providing the sweet, savory, and tangy notes that define Mongolian beef.

The vegetables, including sliced onion, minced ginger, sliced celery, sliced carrot, and dried roasted chili (optional), are prepared for stir frying. The process begins with heating the wok on high heat and frying minced garlic until golden brown. The marinated beef is then stir-fried until it is nearly done. It is then set aside while the vegetables are cooked in the wok with ginger, chili, garlic, and the remaining oil until tender. The beef is reintroduced along with the prepared stir fry sauce and mixed thoroughly, allowing the flavors to meld together.

The final dish is served hot with a garnish of chopped green onions. It is traditionally enjoyed with steamed rice, providing a balanced and satisfying meal. This Chinese Mongolian Beef Recipe offers a quick and easy way to create a restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own kitchen, showcasing the bold and flavorful elements of Chinese cuisine.


1lb (900 gram) of sliced sirloin beef or flank or round Steak slice thin
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1 tablespoon of rice wine or cherry
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
Marinade the meat for 30 minutes.

Stir Fry Sauce

1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of hoisin sauce (this is the main ingredient for Mongolian beef)
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoon of water
Crush chili for spicy sauce (optional)
Mix the sauce in a bowl and set aside.


Half onion sliced
1 tablespoon of minced ginger
1 stalk of celery sliced
1 carrot sliced thin
5 dried roasted chili or any Mexican dried chili. (Optional)
2 green chopped green onions for garnish
2 tablespoon of minced garlic for stir fry (divide)
4 tablespoon of oil for stir fry (divide)

Directions to make Chinese Mongolian Beef Recipe

  1. Heat wok on high heat; add 2 tablespoon of oil 1 tablespoon garlic and fry until golden brown.
  2. Add marinated beef stir fry to almost done take the meat out and add 2 tablespoon of oil to wok add ginger, chili, garlic and fry until brown add carrot, celery, onion cook till the vegetables are tender, then add green onion.
  3. Return the meat to the wok and add stir fry sauce.
  4. Mix well together and stir fry for few minutes until the meat and vegetables are done the way you like it.
  5. Turn the heat off.

Serve your Mongolian beef with steam rice.


Related Recipe: Vietnamese Beef Noodle Pho

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 827

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏30g 11%
Cholesterol ‏210mg 70%
Total Fat ‏45g 58%
Saturated Fat ‏10g 50%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏73g 146%
Sodium ‏1222mg 53%
Sugars ‏11g 22%


15 min


15 min




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