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Copycat P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Recipe

This Easy Mongolian Beef tastes just like P.F. Chang's takeout. Juicy, tender beef seared to perfection in a rich, flavorful sauce.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian inspired, asian steak, copycat P.F. Changs, mongolian beef
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal

Equipment

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Skillet
  • Slotted Spoon

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar

Beef

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • cups vegetable oil
  • 3 cups cooked Rice
  • 3 green onions sliced, optional garnish

Instructions

Sauce

  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Don't get the oil too hot.
  • Add ginger and garlic to the pan. Then quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  • Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then increase the heat to medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat.

Beef

  • Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4" thick slices. Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts.
  • Place the cut steak in a large resealable bag and add cornstarch. Shake the bag to coat the steak completely in cornstarch and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • As the beef sits, heat up the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. You want it hot but not smoking.
  • Add the beef to the oil and sauté until brown. Stir around a little so that it cooks evenly.
  • After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon or tongs to take meat out and place on paper towels. Dab excess oil off meat with a paper towel and add to medium saucepan with the sauce in it.
  • Put the pan back on the oven over medium/low heat.
  • Serve over cooked rice.
  • Garnish with green onion, if desired.

Notes

  • Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4 inch thick slices.  Tilt the blade of your knife to a 45 degree angle when you are cutting to get achieve a little thicker cut.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg