Mongolian Beef

Recipe Classifications




Lunch, Dinner


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Keto, Paleo



Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef is a delicious Asian dish made primarily with beef and scallions. You can add more vegetables like broccoli if desired. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Keto-friendly, and Paleo.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 602kcal


Beef Marinade:

  • 2 lb skrit steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 4 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 6-8 tbsp avocado or olive oil


  • 6 large garlic cloves finely minced
  • 6 inch ginger thinly sliced
  • 4 whole red chili peppers Optional for those who like spice. Sliced and with seeds removed,
  • 6 bulbs scallions cut into 3-inch lengths.


  • Thinly slice beef against the grain. Add coconut aminos to baking soda ingredients and mix well. Set aside in fridge to marinade.
  • In the meantime, prepare garlic, ginger, scallions, separate white and green parts. Optional for spicy version: remove the chili pepper seeds and slice them to thin strips
  • In a well-heated stainless steel skillet or cast iron, add 2 tbsp cooking fat. Pan fry the beef as one layer without disturbing over medium-high heat until crisp brown, about 2 minutes then quickly sear the flip side, about 30 seconds. Set the beef and the pan juice aside.
  • Add 1 more tbsp cooking oil, saute toppings with a pinch of salt until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add beef back to the skillet with toppings. Quickly toss to coat the flavor for another 30 seconds. Serve hot and immediately.


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 5mg

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