Mongolian Beef

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    30 Days of Easy Dinner Ideas: Day 2 Mongolian Beef

    I’m in the thick of midterms this week but determined to still eat good! Here’s a quick recipe that took me just 20 mins of active cooking time ⬇️

    Serves 2


    • 1 lb flank steak

    • 1 tsp oil and soy sauce

    • 1 tbsp cornstarch and more to coat

    • 2 garlic cloves diced

    • 5 dried chili’s

    • 1 tbsp fermented bean paste (optional but highly recommended for the extra ✨uMaMi✨)

    • 1/4 cup chicken stock & 1/4 cup soy sauce mixed together

    • 1 tbsp cornstarch+3 tbsp water mixed to form a slurry


    • Start by cutting up the flank steak into 1/4 inch pieces against the grain.

    • Marinate for 1 hour in the oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch covered - recommend compostable seran wrap!

    • While marinating dice the garlic and mix the stock and soy sauce.

    • When you’re ready, coat the beef in 1 tbsp of cornstarch then add to a hot wok so the outside crisps.

    • Once crisp, remove from the wok.

    • To a clean wok, add the fermented bean paste and chili’s to fry first.

    • Once fragrant add in the garlic, then toss in beef.

    • Add in the stock and soy sauce mixture and give everything a toss.

    • To thicken the sauce, pour in the cornstarch slurry mix and cook until the sauce thickens and gets glossy.

    • Serve with rice 🍚