Mongolian Beef, a Classic Chinese Favorite!

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Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
30 minutes


Mongolian Beef


1 t
sesame seeds
1 T
soy sauce
1 T
2 clv
garlic (minced)
1 lb
beef round steak (cut into thin strips)
3⁄4 c
2 T
soy sauce (Set aside)
2 1⁄2 t
cornstarch (Set aside)
1⁄2 t
1 t
red pepper flakes
2 T
vegtable oil (Divided)
carrots (Thinly sliced)
1 bn
green onions (Cut into 2 inch pieces)


  • In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to2 minutes, or until the seeds begin to turn golden brown; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and minced garlic. Stir in beef strips. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together water, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, sugar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil for 1 minute; remove, and set aside. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan. Sauté carrots and white part of green onions for 2 minutes. Stir in green parts of the green onion, and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in sesame seed mixture and beef. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.