Mongolian Beef Rice Bowl with broccoli in white bowl.

Easy Mongolian Beef

This Easy Mongolian Beef is a restaurant takeout copycat dish that takes only 20 minutes to make! Flavorful beef in sauce, served with steamed broccoli, rice bowl style.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Mongolian Beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 363 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb beef sirloin or flank steak, sliced at least 1/4" thin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce optional, adds heat
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
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  1. Make the sauce mixture, by whisking the following in a measuring cup: soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, sweet chili sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Set aside. 

  2. Heat up oil in a large pan. Toss beef with salt, pepper and cornstarch. Add half beef to pan and cook 1 minute per side, just until almost done. It will finish cooking with sauce. Remove onto a plate, repeat with second part of beef. Add more oil to pan if needed. When the second batch is done, add the first one and the sauce. Mix well. Stirring often, cook until the sauce thickens. 

  3. Serve with cooked rice and steamed broccoli. Garnish with chopped green onions. 

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 1103mg48%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.