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Simplified Mongolian Beef

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

This uber-flavorful but simplified take on Mongolian Beef also happens to be gluten and soy free, as well as DELISH!

This dish is great for a weeknight dinner - or for a fun take, why not host some friends for a "Take Out" Party? Invite guests to bring their own favorite take out dish and in keeping with the theme, get to-go boxes and chop sticks for all! We recommend serving this Mongolian Beef paired with our 2019 Malbec and if you have any questions about what to pair with other favorite take out dishes, ask us! And for the final touch? Fortune cookies, of course. Cheers!

Simplified Mongolian Beef

Recipe by: Tanya Miller; serves 4; suggested pairing 2019 Malbec


  • 1 lb shaved and/or ground beef (we recommend half and half and love Trader Joe’s shaved beef)

  • 12 oz fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 10-12 oz sugar or snap peas or veggies of choice

  • ½ c coconut aminos (we recommend Costco or Trader Joe’s)

  • ½ c water

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

  • 2-3 green onions, sliced

  • 2-3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • ½ - 1 tsp ginger (optional)

  • Coconut oil or other high heat oil for veg

  • Cilantro and/or Fresno chili for garnish. Chili garlic sauce or Thai chili pepper are SPICY but add wonderful flavor to the dish if you’re up for it!

  • Rice – prep your favorite kind


  1. Preheat frying pan on med-high heat (ideally cast iron or stainless steel) until very hot. Cook ground and/or shaved beef in pan until lightly browned and crispy.

  2. Drain any fat if necessary, remove beef from pan and place in a bowl. Reheat pan over med-high and add 2-3 Tbsp water. Once it is simmering add beans and dash of salt and cook beans until tender crisp (feel free to add a touch more water if necessary). When water has evaporated, remove from heat and carefully add oil. Put back on stove, add remaining veggies and sauté until tender crisp as well. Set veggies aside with beef.

  3. On low heat, add coconut aminos, garlic, sesame oil and ginger. Immediately mix ½ c cold water with the cornstarch to make a slurry. Add to sauce stirring until well mixed. Bring to simmer, when it begins to thicken slightly add beef and veggies. Sprinkle in half of the green onions, toss everything to coat. Remove from heat and add remaining green onions and garnish of choice.

  4. Serve on top of rice (or could do noodles) and enjoy!

Pro Tips:

  • If using shaved beef, it is tremendous cooked on the grill!

  • To double the batch, try 1 lb each of ground and shaved beef - makes for excellent flavor and texture too.

  • This dish is excellent served with a light and fresh Asian-inspired carrot and cucumber salad.

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