Easy 20 Minute Mongolian Beef (with Video)

Mongolian Beef is a copycat of P.F. Chang’s popular menu item - sweet and tender beef with a mouthwatering sauce full of garlic and ginger flavors for a weeknight dinner you can make in 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 368 kcal
Author TipBuzz


Quick Marinade

  • 1 1/2 lb  flank steak cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 1/4  cup  cornstarch

Stir Fry

  • 1/4  cup  vegetable oil
  • tsp  fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 green onions cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Slice the beef against the grain into 2-inch strips that are ¼ inch thick.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce and cornstarch before mixing in the beef.
  3. Reserve for 10 minutes to tenderize; meanwhile, get the remaining ingredients ready for the stir fry.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add vegetable oil, ginger and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  6. Add in the beef mixture and sauté for about 2 minutes, turning pieces in the pan to cook all sides.
  7. Add in the beef broth, brown sugar and green onions and sauté for one minute.
  8. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy 20 Minute Mongolian Beef (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 851mg 35%
Potassium 503mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 18g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.