Mongolian Beef Recipe

Cultures that reside in hotter temperatures eat spicy food for a reason.  Chili peppers contain a chemical that makes you sweat. The sweat evaporates and keeps you cool.  This month, crank up the heat with a super-simple, super-spicy Mongolian beef recipe. It’s sure to get your tongue tingling.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound beef flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 large green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar, garlic and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss beef with marinade, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large, nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the green onions, and cook for 5 to 10 seconds before stirring in the beef. Cook and stir until the beef is no longer pink and is beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!



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