Introduction: Super Easy Poor Man's Mongolian Beef

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My favorite dish to order when I go to my favorite Chinese restaurant ( P.F. Chang's China Bistro) is their Mongolian Beef. The beef is saturated in a thick, rich, dark, sweet and savory soy sauce glaze. And the flavor of the green onions and other veggies just go so well with the beef and sauce!

I've been trying to re-create their recipe at home and I think I came very close with this simpler version of the recipe! I made it with 93% lean ground beef. It cooks up so quickly! In about 20 minutes you have a really tasty version of Mongolian Beef!



1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
2 Tbls. pure sesame oil
4 cloves garlic - minced
1/4 tsp. fresh ginger - grated
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup green onions - chopped
2 tsp. dry sherry or dry vermouth
2 tsp. dry white wine
2 tsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. creamy peanut butter
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups cooked rice - I use jasmine


In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef in the sesame oil with the garlic. Cook while constantly stirring until the meat is very well browned and most of the meat juices have evaporated.
Now add in all remaining ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the green onions and the rice.
Simmer for a few minutes to heat thoroughly and to marry all the flavors of the ingredients.
Serve warm over cooked rice with green onions on top.
Serves 2