When you need a fast dinner, don’t do “take-out”, this Mongolian Beef made with shaved steak is sure to hit the spot, and healthier too. It has the right combination of sweet and spicy with fresh ginger and red pepper flakes. You’re going to love the Mongolian sauce!
And when I say fast dinner, I mean fast, like 20 minutes fast! Get your rice cooking and bam — dinner!
I love my Best Cheesesteak Sandwich so much, I had to make another recipe with shaved beef that will have my family coming back for more. Whenever I head to Trader Joe’s I like to snag a package of the shaved steak and make some cheesesteaks!
If you have skirt or flank steak, this Easy Beef and Broccoli is a winner. The right marinade makes all the difference in a recipe—and with a blend of warm nuttiness and herbs, this Flank Steak is one of our family favorites.
How is this a healthier version of Mongolian beef? I took an ancient copycat P.F. Chang’s Mongolian recipe and reduced the sugar significantly. Plus using a low-sodium or Liquid Amino’s adds a punch!
The ingredients are simple, the taste — out of this world! Print the recipe card at the end of the post for all details.
TIP | If you don’t use much fresh ginger, it freezes great; when needed, simply grate while frozen. Or purchase Dorot frozen crushed ginger, love them — I get mine from Trader Joe’s.
Sprinkle the shaved steak in the cornstarch, tossing to coat. In your small saucepan, heat the oil and saute the garlic and ginger.
Drizzle in the soy sauce and dark brown sugar, increasing the heat. It must be stirred constantly because sugar burns easily.
In a heavy skillet (I love my Staub for this) saute the shaved beef in small batches. It only takes about 2 minutes for each batch. Removing the beef to a plate between batches, be sure to bring the heat of your pan back up each time.
When all the meat is cooked, return all the beef to the pan and the Mongolian sauce to coat it. Add the green onions. That’s it! Your Mongolian Beef is ready to serve with rice and broccoli, garnished with the red pepper flakes and sesame seeds.
Mongolian Chicken Recipe | This recipe is so delicious with chicken too! Tip to get your chicken extra thin, freeze for 20-30 minutes then slice.
This Mongolian Beef recipe is very flexible—you can change the spiciness with an addition of more ginger and red pepper flakes. If you really want to heat up the spice index, add a little cayenne powder! Your eyes may water, but it will still be delicious!
It’s easy to swap out the rice for cauliflower rice. It’s delicious and you probably won’t notice a lot of difference.
Instead of cornstarch, use almond flour. It will make a lovely thick sauce with a great flavor.
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Gather all your ingredients from your local Trader Joe’s
You wont need a lot for this delicious dish, and as we mentioned before, everything can be found at your local Trader Joes. Go ahead and hit the produce section and grab 1 red bell pepper and a medium onion. Generally, the refrigerated section of the store is found on the same side as produce, so you wont need to go far to grab a package of Trader Joes shaved beef steak.
You can choose which cheese you want, but this particular recipe calls for either provolone or cheddar. One package of cheese should be plenty for the two sandwiches the recipe calls for. Last but certainly not least, get a package of Trader Joes Half-Baked Ficelle Artisan Bread. There are a few other ingredients that you probably have at home, including salt, pepper, and oil.
How much shaved beef should I buy at Trader Joe’s?
One package of Trader Joes shaved beef steak is typically a pound, which is enough for four Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.
So if you have big eaters at home—or more than two kids—youll definitely need a second package.
Besides the beef, all you need is a yellow onion, salt, pepper, olive oil, provolone cheese, and sandwich rolls.
What cut of beef is used for shaved steak?
How healthy is Mongolian beef?
- Has very high calorie density – this means that the amount of calories you are getting from an ounce is very high (0.28 cal/oz).
- Does not contain any risky components such as sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat and added sugar!
- Good source of proteins (89% of DV/100g).
How do you cook a frozen shaved steak?
How do you shave beef for cheesesteaks?