Mongolian Beef

"This is out of the 2004 edition of the KCTS chefs cookbook. It was sent in by the head chef and owner Charley Lee of the Golden House Chinese Cuisine Restaurant. In Mukilteo, Washington."
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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce (can add extra tsp of chili paste for extra spice)
  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 lb beef, sliced into bite-size pieces (chicken may be substituted)
  • 12 cup sweet onion, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Add the finely minced garlic and saute' until slightly golden.
  • Combine the chili sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl.
  • Mix well before adding into the pan.
  • Add the beef (or chicken) into the simmering sauce mixture in the pan.
  • Continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced.
  • Add the shredded onion with a dash of sesame oil.
  • Stir fry until everything is tender and fully cooked.
  • Serve with rice and enjoy.

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  1. Charles B.
    Hate to leave a bad review. This recipe should not even be published. Make this if you want to kill yourself. 4100mg of sodium. Am I reading that right? RIDICULOUS.
  2. casspete3
    This was quick, but when I made it, it turned out super salty. Not sure if it was my soy sauce or the sweet chili sauce I got. Any suggestions welcome. I'm just a mom trying to find and make delicious meals for my family, so any corrective suggestions would be awesome!
  3. GibbyLou
    This made for a quick and tasty weeknight meal. It made quite a bit of sauce and I didn't want to let it cook too long. Next time I would increase the chili sauce or add red pepper flakes and add some cornstarch. There will be a next time as in the words of my DS, "This would be one of my top five dinners!" Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2014.
  4. LARavenscroft
    This was good, but we thought it was a little on the sweet side and my sauce did need to be thickened with cornstarch. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  5. Cilantro in Canada
    This is very and fast simple to make. I did decide to cook my sliced cooking onion first, before adding the sauce ingredients though. For the chili sauce, I used my homemade "Recipe #133926" and increased the amount to 2 teaspoons. My family loved this. Thanks for the recipe.


  1. Chocolatl
    I served this with noodles instead of rice. You do have to watch it like a hawk to keep the sauce from scorching, but it's very easy and quick. I thought it had a real restaurant flavor, and the amount was just enough for the 3 of us. Thanks for posting! Made for 1-2-3 Hits Tag.


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