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Mongolian Beef

While not a Mongolian dish, Mongolian beef is a delicious Chinese-American classic with beef, garlic and scallions stir-fried with Hoisin sauce.
Course Entree
Cuisine Best, Chinese-American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Beef
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 serving


  • 225 grams beef (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon doubanjiang
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 Tien Tsin peppers (or other spicy dried chili pepper)
  • 11 grams garlic (2 large cloves minced)
  • 75 grams scallions (2-3 sliced diagonally)


  1. Put the beef in a bowl along with the 1 teaspoon of shaoxing, the oyster sauce and potato starch. Stir to evenly coat the beef and let it marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, add the hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon of shaoxing, and doubanjiang, stir to combine.
  3. Heat a wok or frying pan until hot. Add the oil chili peppers and garlic and fry until the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add the beef and stir-fry until the beef is barely cooked through.
  5. Add the scallions and sauce and continue to stir-fry until the sauce has caramelized and coats the beef evenly (a few more seconds). Serve your Mongolian Beef over fried cellophane noodles or rice.