P. F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe

Mongolian Beef

I love P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef but I don’t like the price of eating out and I don’t like the travel time into “the city” to eat there.  Plus, I would much rather create tasty meals and eat at home.  This P. F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef copycat recipe is rich, flavorful, and sure to satisfy your tastebuds.  It’s also a quick, easy meal to prepare and only uses a few common ingredients.  {I can’t even tell you how good the sauce over the rice is.}


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound flank steak
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 large green onions, sliced


1. Heat vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium/low heat.
2. Add ginger and garlic to the pan, stir and cook for about 1 minute.
3. Quickly add the soy sauce and water before the ginger and garlic scorch.
4. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then increase the heat to medium and boil for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat.

1. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4″ slices.
2. Place the meat into a large bowl and add the cornstarch.  Toss to coat all of the meat.
3. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
4. As the beef sits, heat up the oil in a large skillet over medium-medium/low heat.
5. Add the beef and sauté until brown.  Stir occasionally until it is cooked evenly.
6. When the beef is thoroughly cooked add the sauce and stir well.
7. Add green onions.
8. Serve over rice.

Recipe slightly adapted from here.


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26 Responses to P. F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe

  1. Maureen May 28, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I have never been to P.F. Changs, but this not only looks good….but easy as well!

    • Lori May 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      It’s hard to believe that something this delicious could be so easy to prepare. Try it and let me know what you think.

  2. Jules@Happy House and Home May 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    That looks awesome! I’m going to make it for the family this week!

    • Lori May 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Awesome. Then please check back in with me and let me know how your family likes it.

  3. Leilani May 29, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    I, too, have never been to the Chang but this looks like something I would devour. Great pic!

    • Lori May 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Thanks, Leilani. I love Chang’s Mongolian Beef and this is a great copycat that is delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  4. Jess May 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Umm…YUM! 🙂 Pinned!

    • Lori May 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

      Yum, indeed. Thanks, Jess. I hope you enjoy it.

  5. Cathy June 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    • Lori June 4, 2013 at 2:59 am #

      Well thank you, Cathy, for the invite. I’ll come on over and link up.

  6. Sarah June 5, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    My husband will have a field day when he sees this! I will be making this for him for sure!

    • Lori June 5, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      Yay. I know what you mean, Sarah. Mine did, too. We both loved it. Each time we’ve eaten at P.F. Chang’s {3 times total} I’ve ordered their Mongolian Beef and have LOVED it. This recipe is very similar in texture and taste and I’m so happy that now I can make it at home whenever we have a craving for it.

  7. Becca June 5, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    How many does this recipe serve?

    • Lori June 5, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      We got 4 full servings plus a little bit leftover.

  8. Julie @ This Gal Cooks June 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I’ve never eaten at a PF Changs but this recipe sure does look fantastic! Pinned!

    • Lori June 6, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      Thanks for the pin, Julie. Let me know if you make it.

  9. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines June 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    This looks wonderful~ I love Mongolian Beef:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • Lori June 6, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Hi Lynn ~ Let me know how you like this recipe to others you have tried or made. 🙂

  10. Emily June 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    My husband asked me to night if I knew a good Mongolian Beef Recipe. Pinned! 🙂

    • Lori June 8, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Perfect timing. Let me know how he likes it. 🙂

  11. Markell Corpus June 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to see what you link up this Thursday at the Pin It Proudly Link Party!


  12. Ginger June 11, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell party. You’ve been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-features_11.html

    • Lori June 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Thank you so much, Ginger, for the lovely feature. And thank you for hosting the link party. 🙂

  13. Miz Helen June 11, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Jocelyn July 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    I made this for my son’s birthday dinner, and it was delicious! Thank you so much for a terrific recipe.

    • Lori July 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

      Oh, Jocelyn. I’m so glad you thought it was delicious and I appreciate so much that you took the time to let me know. 🙂

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