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Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef


"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice family dinner!"
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1 h 21 m servings 200 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 996 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss beef with marinade, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large, nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the green onions, and cook for 5 to 10 seconds before stirring in the beef. Cook and stir until the beef is no longer pink and is beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

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  1. 398 Ratings

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This was awesome. I marinated the meat for 24 hours. Instead of red pepper flakes I used 1 Tbl of Mongolian Fire Oil, which added a hint of fire but nothing you need a drink close by for. I also...

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This was awesome. I marinated the meat for 24 hours. Instead of red pepper flakes I used 1 Tbl of Mongolian Fire Oil, which added a hint of fire but nothing you need a drink close by for. I also...

Very very good. I would make it again . Works very well in the crock pot. The beef comes out very tender and full of flavor. My husband loved it and ask me to make it again real soon.

I've tried a few other Mongolian Beef recipes, but this is the best one so far! I used sirloin steak and reduced the garlic and definitely decreased the red pepper like the other reviewers said....

I rarely rate recipes on here, but I have to say this one deserves it - with a few minor changes. Definitely decrease the red pepper to 1 tsp. (That's plenty) I marinate the meat always for 24...

Absolutely delicious! So flavorful! I have had a hard time finding chinese food recipes that I like, and this is probably the best I've tried. Only change was that I used 1 tsp. instead of 1 ...

VERY EASY, VERY GOOD. One thing I felt this was missing was a SAUCE to serve it with. Even without it, this is wonderful, but DEFINITELY TOO SALTY with regular soy sauce. I wanted to try it as ...

This is a superb recipe for the wonderful flavors you get from such little effort. I have made this recipe about 15 times or so. I always add one tablespoon of peanut sauce (different from pea...

you werent lying when you said super spicy! wooooooooooooow was this hot lol. its definitely full of flavor and ill be making it again but i think im going to cut the red pepper in half or 1/4...

This was really good! I used a flat iron steak, which is always so tender. Instead of slicing the beef first, I marinated it, and then my husband grilled it. Then I cut it up and sauteed it wi...