A simple but spicy dish with beef, carrots and green onions. Serve over rice for a very filling meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to2 minutes, or until the seeds begin to turn golden brown; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and minced garlic. Stir in beef strips. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.

  • In a separate small bowl, mix together water, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, sugar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes; set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil for 1 minute; remove, and set aside. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan. Saute carrots and white part of green onions for 2 minutes. Stir in green parts of the green onion, and saute for 1 minute. Stir in sesame seed mixture and beef. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.

Nutrition Facts

155.1 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 18.2mg 6% DV; sodium 484.8mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
Made it for my family and my dad had 4 helpings! Instead of just putting 1 T of soy sauce over the beef strips, I marinated them in 1/2 C soy, plus the garlic and cornstarch. Then before I stir-fried it, I strained off most of the excess soy sauce. Worked fine, but I did have to add a little extra cornstarch at the end to get the sauce to thicken. This is definitely a keeper, thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2006
Very good but i did have to adjust some things based on prevous reviews. I tripled the sauce and added some ginger (1tsp.) and chilipowder (1/2 tsp) to it. I also added some mushrooms but that's cause i just had some left. One thing i really missed in the marinade was some ketjap manis (indonesian very sugary type of soy sauce) for extra flavour so i added 2 tablespoons. I also reduced the red peper. Overal it came out awesome served with some plain white rice. But there was lotsa preperation and it would have been bland and way too hot (just peper flavour) without the adjustments. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
Made it for my family and my dad had 4 helpings! Instead of just putting 1 T of soy sauce over the beef strips, I marinated them in 1/2 C soy, plus the garlic and cornstarch. Then before I stir-fried it, I strained off most of the excess soy sauce. Worked fine, but I did have to add a little extra cornstarch at the end to get the sauce to thicken. This is definitely a keeper, thanks for the recipe! Read More
(74)
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2006
Very good but i did have to adjust some things based on prevous reviews. I tripled the sauce and added some ginger (1tsp.) and chilipowder (1/2 tsp) to it. I also added some mushrooms but that's cause i just had some left. One thing i really missed in the marinade was some ketjap manis (indonesian very sugary type of soy sauce) for extra flavour so i added 2 tablespoons. I also reduced the red peper. Overal it came out awesome served with some plain white rice. But there was lotsa preperation and it would have been bland and way too hot (just peper flavour) without the adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2006
Fabulous! I added more red pepper only because we like spicey - I also added honey to even out the saltiness of the soy sauce. Ginger garlic and sesame oil compliment well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
This recipe is the first time I made Mongolian Beef. My advice is to cut up everything before you start to cook because there is alot to chop up. The recipe is pretty spicy so have cold drinks on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2002
This was a very tasty and easy recipe. I recommend slicing the round steak very thin or you will have to cook it a little longer than indicated. I used fresh sliced mushrooms (my husband requested them) and more carrots and green onions than listed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
Although this doesn't taste like the traditional "Mongolian Beef" dish it is delicious!! People- do NOT make changes to this dish I promise it's great as is! It's a 5 star dish in my opinion. And I will definitely be making it again. Word of warning though- it does make a lot of dishes:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
My husband who is not a beef fan LOVED this dish!!! I added snow peas and bean sprouts(because we love them) to the final dish and for some more spice I added a few quirts of SRIRACHA HOT CHILI SAUCE(normally found at Thai restaurants yet you can purchase in the Asian food section at the grocery store.) I served it all atop of Lo Mein noodles. YUMMY! P.S. Made this again but used Low Sodium Soy Sauce...bad bad move..better for you just not as good as the regular soy sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
Everyone thought this was excellent. Think I will double the sauce part next time..like more juice for our noodles! Great blend of flavors..we like spicy food and this could have been spicier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Very quick easy and tasty dish. We left off the red pepper flakes because we do not like spicy dishes and it was still very flavorful. Our five year old even loved it. Thanks for the recipe! We'll definitely make this again. Read More
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