Crispy Mongolian Beef


One of our go to restaurants is PF Changs! We have one nearby and their food is always really good, especially their Mongolian Beef! They make it crispy and pack a ton of flavor into the sauce. However, eating out all the time is hard on the wallet so I wanted to try and recreate the dish at home!

The cornstarch, which can be substituted for rice flower or arrowroot, helps give the beef its crispiness while still be lathered in sauce. Also, don’t skimp on the green onions, they help tie together the flavors and give it some color!

This recipe is simple and quick to prepare for a hungry family! 😉


Total Time: 20 Min

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min

Yield: 4
Level: Easy

4 servings

Crispy Mongolian Beef


  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 TB cooking oil
  • 1 TB ginger, minced
  • 1 TB garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 TB brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch, disolved in a little water
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, evenly cover the strips of beef in cornstarch.
  2. Heat oil and fry the beef strips for about 5 mins until slightly browned, set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, heat 2 TB of oil on high and add in the ginger and garlic. Stir until fragrant, only a few seconds then add in the soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, and hoisin sauce and bring to a boil.
  4. Combine the brown sugar and cornstarch with the sauce and add in the beef strips and cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Toss in the green onions and cook for another minute.
  6. Serve over rice and garnish with any extra green onions.
  7. Enjoy!