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P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef

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WW Freestyle: 17
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Mongolian Beef, a P.F. Chang's copycat, made with flank steak that is simmered in a sweet soy sauce mixture and served on a bed of rice.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 583
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 pound flank steak , thinly sliced across the grain on a diagonal
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 green onions, green parts only, sliced on the diagonal into 2 inches
  • 4 cups cooked white rice


  • Place cornstarch on a shallow plate.
  • Dip steak slices into the cornstarch, applying it on both sides of each slice of beef.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, while you work on the sauce.
  • In a saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium-low heat.
  • Add ginger and garlic to the pan; cook for 10 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in soy sauce and water.
  • Whisk in brown sugar; cook while stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Set to medium heat and cook the sauce until it thickens; about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place vegetable oil in a separate large saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.
  • Add previously prepared steak slices to the oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cooked through, flipping the pieces over to cook on the opposite side.
  • Remove meat from oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Discard oil.
  • Return saucepan to stove and heat over medium heat.
  • Add steak slices and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gently stir in previously prepared sauce; continue to cook and stir for a minute.
  • Stir in green onions and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve over white rice.


Adapted from Food.com
Nutrition Facts
P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 583 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 1693mg71%
Potassium 557mg16%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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