Mongolian Beef – Fake Out Take-Out!

Okay guys I promise to be out of my Asian inspired recipe addiction next week and venture into different cuisines 🙂 Last night I was craving a beef dish. We try not to eat a lot of red meat anymore because of my husband’s health but we do splurge sometimes and really enjoy it when we do. This recipe is so versatile because you can tweak the ingredients for the sauce to make it exactly how you like it. Add more sugar to make it sweet, more hot sauce to give it a kick or more soy sauce if you love a salty taste. This is another one of those “can’t go wrong” recipes that I love! Original recipe can be found at

Serves: 6   Calories: 263


-1 lb flank steak

-1/4 cup cornstarch

-2 tablespoons canola oil

-1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks

-1 cup snow peas

-4 green onions, sliced

-1 tablespoon grated ginger root

-1 tablespoon canola oil

-1/4 cup hoisin sauce

-1/4 cup light soy sauce or 1/4 tamari

-1 tablespoon brown sugar

-2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce OR black bean garlic sauce



1.) Wrap the flank steak  and freeze for 1 hour to make slicing easier. Then, slice into 1/4 inch strips. Toss with cornstarch and let sit for 15 minutes

2.) Meanwhile, make sauce by combining hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and bean/chili sauce.

3.) Stir fry the veggies and ginger in 1 tsp. canola until just cooked through but still firm. Remove from pan and set aside. Then add the remaining canola oil and stir fry the beef over high heat until browned, about 4 minutes or so. Return veggies to pan, and add sauce and cook for about 1 minute longer.

4.) You can serve over rice or just eat with a side. This dish can stand alone that is how delicious it is! Enjoy!


* The photo is an original taken by me

**Find the original recipe and other great recipes at


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