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Mongolian Beef

My family just loves this meal-in-one option, including my husband, who is truly a meat-and-potatoes guy. The dish uses inexpensive ingredients to offer big flavor in a small amount of time. —Heather Blum, Coleman, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 5 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1-1/2 teaspoons hot olive oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, stir-fry the onions in remaining olive oil until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; add beef and heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 328 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • qpsbailey
    Jan 14, 2021

    Basically good but lacking in flavor compared to what we get at chinese restaurant. Needs more spices in sauce and more onions.

  • Laurentiu
    Jan 3, 2021

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  • Lynda
    Jan 3, 2021

    I had leftover fruits and nuts from making fruit cakes. I made the batter in this recipe, then added the fruit mixture as I desired plus about a third cup of whiskey. They were delicious!

  • annrms
    Sep 25, 2020

    Deliciously flavored sauce.... I used 93% hamburger and added thinly sliced tri-color bell peppers to the ingredients. I passed hot chili oil at the table because we love spicy!!!

  • sjpoor
    Mar 1, 2020

    We had this the other night and it was a winner! I did make some of the suggested additions from others. As I did not have any hoisin sauce available I added about 2 cloves garlic, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. It seemed a little sweet so added some rice wine vinegar to tame it down. Also added chili garlic sauce as we like things on the spicy side. All in all it turned out to be a big winner at our house and will definitely make again. I did add cornstarch (2-3 tablespoons) to the sliced meat while it was waiting to be cooked. That seemed to add to the thickening of the sauce.

  • Rita
    Nov 4, 2019

    Bland and tasteless. The proportions for the sauce were off.... it needs something, a lot of somethings. If you're looking for a good ethnic recipe, I don't recommend TOH. You can, as someone suggested, add veggies if you like. But what it needs is less sesame oil, a touch of rice wine, a bit of sweet tanginess; something to excite the palate. Otherwise this is just a sort of beef stew.

  • hyattmyers
    Jan 21, 2016

    Good stuff add veggies

  • Veronica
    Dec 30, 2014

    Very good! Will make again.

  • clusterislandgirl
    Dec 16, 2014

    No flavor

  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 23, 2013

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