When you are craving Chinese food, try this skillet Mongolian beef recipe.  It’s homemade, so you know it’s healthier than your take-out options.  And it can be on your table in about 30 minutes flat.  Not too shabby when you are busy and need a quick dinner option during the weekdays.

An overhead image of the Skillet Mongolian Beef recipe with a fork as the focal point.  The fork has some of the beef as well as some green onions.

I love love love Chinese food.  It’s something I crave constantly, but never order now that I am maintaining my weight on Weight Watchers.  

Even if I wanted it, I wouldn’t order it through take-out. If I’m not in the mood for takeout, I love making this chili recipe.

An overhead image of the Skillet Mongolian Beef recipe.  You can see the beef, green onions and rice all in a white bowl.  There is also a fork next to the bowl.

It’s just not worth it to me to not know what they are putting in their recipes.  So, I make my own.  

And it’s so easy to make yourself.  I was skeptical at first, but after making this twice now, it has become a staple in our house.

An close up image of the Skillet Mongolian Beef recipe.  You can see the beef, green onions and rice all in a white bowl.  There is also a fork next to the bowl.

This recipe has a bit of a kick to it.  If you aren’t a fan of spicier things, don’t include the hoisin sauce.  Just skip it.  

The first time I tried this recipe, I couldn’t find hoisin sauce at the grocery store.  So I just didn’t include it.  

An overhead close up image of the Skillet Mongolian Beef recipe with a fork as the focal point.  The fork has some of the beef as well as some green onions.

When I remade this recipe a few weeks later, I was able to find hoisin sauce and realized what it was meant to add to the recipe.  

It gives it a little bit of a kick, without your mouth feeling like it’s on fire.  I loved both of these options and would make them both ways next time.

What is your favorite Chinese takeout meal?

An overhead image of the Skillet Mongolian Beef recipe with a fork as the focal point. The fork has some of the beef as well as some green onions.

Skillet Mongolian Beef

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 7 Freestyle points per serving, 1 cup.  This does not include rice.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 pound flat iron steak cubed
  • 3 stalks green onions chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, sambal oelek, hoisin sauce, sherry, and brown sugar.  Set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a large non-stick wok over medium heat.  Add the garlic, ginger and cubed steak.  Cook until the steak is cooked through, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Once the steak is cooked, add the sauce you mixed earlier.  Stir to combine.  Add the green onions and continue cooking until the green onions are cooked through, about 3 minutes.  Serve immediately.  

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 24.2gFat: 11.4gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 77.2mgSodium: 543.5mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.9gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mg
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