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Easy Mongolian Beef

One of my favorite stir fry meals is crispy Mongolian beef. It's a unique dish I get a craving for that no other beef recipe can satisfy.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Beef, beef recipes, Chinese, dinner recipes, Mongolian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Rob


  • 1 lb. flat iron steak (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, avocado oil or other oil of your choice
  • 3-4 green onions (cut into 1-inch slices)


  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce


  1. Cut the Flat Iron Steak into very thin slices against the grain

  2. Place the meat in a zip lock bag or a bowl. Add the coconut aminos, ginger and garlic. Marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

  3. When you are ready to cook, drain the meat from the marinade but reserve the liquid for later.

  4. Pour the coconut oil in a large wok or cast iron skillet and heat it until it's almost smoking. Oil should be hot so you can get the nice crispy edges on the beef.

  5. Carefully add the beef to the very hot oil and keep stir frying over a high heat. Taking care not to burn it. Normally this takes just 1-3 minutes. When the last batch of meat is in. Add the green onions and cook for the last 30 -45 seconds.

  6. Remove the meat to a serving plate.

  7. If you would like more sauce to serve with the meat quickly cook the remaining marinade for just a minute or two in your wok or skillet. We do this and serve it over rice and steamed veggies.

Recipe Notes


If you would like a sweeter recipe feel free to ass 1-2 tablespoons sugar to your marinade. This of course would take away from this dish being Keto.