Easy Homemade Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Sometimes yummy, delicious food is not the best “subject” for photographing.  Like this absolutely amazing tasting Mongolian Beef.

Apparently it is a knock-off recipe to what is served at PF Chang’s (per Jo at JoCooks where I found this recipe), but I have never had it there.  If I go to PF Chang’s, it is Chicken Lettuce Wraps E V E R Y… single… time… period.

But I do try to make beef occasionally for Hubby who complains he fears he may grow feathers from eating chicken so many times a week.   I have tried Mongolian Beef from other places like our local Pan-Asian restaurant, Jimmy Wan’s; and I must say, this recipe could take on any that I have tried…

We LOVED this recipe.

I really wish I could have shot some better photos of this amazingness – – and I totally should have sprinkled it with some sesame seeds for the “photo shoot,” but I forgot!  UGH!  I guess I was too anxious to get eating.  And you will be too!

Here is the recipe you REALLY SHOULD TRY as adapted from JoCooks.com.  And it is SO easy too!

Easy Homemade Mongolian Beef

2 lbs flank steak
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup vegetable oil

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup water

6 green onions, sliced


Slice the steak into thin strips against the grain.

In a large Ziploc plastic bag, add the beef strips and cornstarch, and shake to completely coat the beef.

In a small sauce pan add the oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and water. Stir and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens and reduces.

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet, add beef, and cook until browned. Pour sauce over the beef. Stir and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.


Cheers & Hugs,

18 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Mongolian Beef

  1. LOL! I love what JR said. I second that. If Marty turns into a chicken, please take a photo of it and blog it for us. Haha!

    This looks absolutely amazing! I want to reach into that picture with my fork! Beautiful photography of it. Sounds absolutely delicious!

    Have you ever gone into the website, Pixabay? It is a site where people can go in and get free to use photographs. Check it out and let me know what you think. You might want to consider sharing some of your photos on it because they are always so professional looking. You don’t get to copyright your work though.

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  2. Next time you go to P.F. Changs split the lettuce wraps AND the Mongolian Beef with somebody…cause it is AWESOME.

    But in the meanwhile, your Mongolian Beef will CERTAINLY be a great substitute. I can definitely relate with photographing brown food. It’s hella difficult. But you’ve REALLY pulled it off. Great job 🙂

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