Reader Submission: Mongolian Beef – The Easy Way

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Mongolian Beef – The Easy Way

First, The Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak halved lengthwise, then sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, oil, garlic, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • Place sliced steak in a gallon size baggie and pour in marinade.
  • Close and place in fridge for at least 4 hours or longer.

Second, The Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients: soy sauce, broth, red pepper, ginger, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, vinegar, garlic, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium high heat.
  • Once hot, add in marinated steak.
  • Cook steak for about 2-5 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  • Pour in sauce, raise heat to high and cook until sauce has thickened and steak is cooked to you liking.
  • Serve immediately over rice and top with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and more crushed red pepper flakes.

Serves 4


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