Recipe: Mongolian-Inspired Ground Beef

Recipe: Mongolian-Inspired Ground Beef

Mongolian beef may be a takeout favorite, but it's typically loaded with sugar--one serving from PF Changs has more sugar than a Snicker's Bar!

Our variation cuts the sugar down to 4.5 grams per serving while still delivering a hit of sweet and savory flavor.

Note that this recipe calls for a variety of bottles sauces. You'll be able to find them all in the Asian section of any grocery store.

Serves: 4, Serving Size: 112 g

Calories: 240, Protein: 25 g, Carbs: 8 g, Fat: 12 g


  • 454 g 93/7 ground beef
  • 14 g (2 tsp) fresh ginger, minced or pressed
  • 45 g shallots, thinly slices
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) low sodium soy sauce
  • 30 g (2 tbs) hoisin sauce
  • 30 g (2 tbs) rice vinegar
  • 15 g (1 tbs) oyster suace
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oi
  • Optional garnish: thinly slices scallion and/or one or two spicy red chiles


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, liquid stevia, and a pinch of black pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the ginger, garlic and shallots for a minute or two, until frgrant. Add the ground beef and brown.
  • When the beef is still a little pink, add the sauce and stir. Let the mixture bubble until most of the liquid has evaporated and the beef is glossy, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced scallions and sliced chili peppers, if desired. Serve over rice with your favorite veggies.

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