Crispy and Sticky Mongolian Beef

These Mongolian beef pieces is a perfect balance of crispy and sticky. Thinking Chinese restaurant of your dreams? Surprise! It’s your kitchen.
Crispy and Sticky Mongolian Beef

Marinade Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb beef steak, trimmed of fat and sliced into 3 mm slices
  2. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  3. ½ tbsp sesame oil
  4. Crispy Beef:
  5. ⅓ cup frying oil
  6. ¼ cup cornstarch
  7. Sauce Ingredients:
  8. ½ tsp ginger, finely minced
  9. 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  10. ¼ cup soy sauce
  11. ⅓ cup chicken broth
  12. ½ tsp red chili pepper flakes
  13. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  14. 1 tbsp cornstarch, mixed with ¼ cup water
  15. few scallions, cut into 1-inch long slices


  • First combine the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and marinate the beef for 30 minutes. Then using your fingers lightly coat each piece in a plate with cornstarch.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or small saucepan on high.
  • Once the oil is hot and about to smoke, reduce the heat to medium high, add the beef in batches and fry on one side for 3 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Then flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds or until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining beef.
  • If not using a wok, transfer 2 tablespoons of oil used from frying the beef into the bigger saucepan.