Mongolian Beef

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4 from 1 vote

Mongolian Beef

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Dairy Free
Main Protein: Beef
Cooking Method: Skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 270kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb. beef stir fry strips*
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup carrots cut into tiny matchsticks
  • 2 green onion sliced
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

For the day of cooking:

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup green onion sliced (optional)


Assembly Instructions:

  • Peel the carrots and cut them into matchsticks.
  • Slice the green onions.
  • Add the beef strips to a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Toss in the ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, carrots, and green onions to the bag.
  • Squish to combine.
  • Remove excess air, seal, and freeze.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Heat in skillet.
  • Whisk 1/3 cup cornstarch into the sauce as it cooks.
  • Cook until beef is cooked. This will be quick, 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice. Sprinkle with some sliced green onions if you like.


*If you can't find the beef cut into strips already, you can ask the butcher at your grocer to slice some flank steak for you or you can slice it yourself against the grain. You can substitute sirloin steak for flank steak if you prefer.
To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free soy sauce.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1156mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 973IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg