Mr. Food: Mongolian Beef

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pounds boneless top sirloin, cut into thin slices
  • 4 scallions, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices
  • 4 cups cooked rice, warmed

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, and hoison sauce; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil until hot. Add beef and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add broth mixture to skillet and heat until thickened. Add beef back to skillet along with scallions, and heat 2 minutes, or until heated through. Serve over rice.


  • Don’t let the hoisin sauce in this simple stir-fry scare you. You can find it at your local supermarket in the Asian food section. It’s a sweet and spicy sauce that adds big flavor to the dish and will keep in the fridge for the next time you need it.
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