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Mongolian beef stir fry

Easy Mongolian Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Mongolian Beef Stir Fry Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 12 ounces flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 cups fresh green beans
  • 3 cups sliced yellow bell peppers about 2 medium
  • 2 cups cooked rice



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high. Sprinkle salt and pepper on steak. Add steak to pan and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove steak from pan (do not wipe out pan).

  2. Combine sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, green beans and bell peppers to pan; cover, and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Uncover pan; add soy sauce mixture.
  5. Cook until vegetables are tender but still crispy and liquid reduces by half, about 5 or 6 minutes. Add steak; cook 1 minute.

  6. Spoon rice onto 4 plates and top with beef mixture.

Recipe Notes

Note: You can also mix the rice in with the beef mixture just before serving as we did in the photos.