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With just one skillet, 20 minutes, and a handful of pantry ingredients, this One Skillet Mongolian Beef with Broccoli is an easy dinner that’s sure to please the whole family!

Mongolian beef and broccoli in a green bowl with chopsticks in the background

You know what it’s like when you get a craving for take out but you don’t want the guilt of feeding your family something unhealthy for dinner. The thing is when it comes to sticky, rich and delicious Mongolian beef I can have all the the flavor and taste of my favorite dish minus the guilt and save some cash in the process.

So when I’m craving Mongolian Beef, I simply get in the kitchen and make it myself. And you know what? It tastes so much better and could not be easier to make!

Mongolian beef in a bowl with broccoli and sesame seeds sprinkled on top

What Is The Best Beef To Use To Make Mongolian Beef?

I find that flank steak is the best option for making Mongolian beef it’s the most common cut to use for this recipe but you could also try using sirloin which I think could work quite well too.

Making The Delicious Mongolian Beef Sauce – What’s In It?

The sauce is super simple and packs a punch of flavor, seriously this is the type of dish that everyone will want seconds off and it’s all down to the incredible sauce. So here’s what you need;

  • Soy Sauce
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Water

An overhead shot of Mongolian Beef with Broccoli in a white bowl

With just one skillet, 20 minutes, and a handful of pantry ingredients, my One Skillet Mongolian Beef with Broccoli is an easy dinner that the entire family will love!

I think that the meat and veggies are great on their own, but my boys like to pile them high on top of sticky white rice – restaurant style! However you serve it, this weeknight Mongolian Beef is a simple and delicious meal that will satisfy your Chinese food cravings – no matter where you live!

Tips For Making Mongolian Beef

  • Cooking for Two? Just cut the recipe in half, or prepare a full recipe and enjoy the leftovers the next day. Cold Chinese food is a “thing,” right?!
  • Want to Prep Ahead? I like to make the sauce in advance and just leave it covered on the counter until I need it. Right before using the sauce, give it a whisk to make sure that the cornstarch has not settled at the bottom. You can also slice the meat and prepare the broccoli ahead of time (keep it refrigerated until ready to use).

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One Skillet Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 297 kcal
Sticky and delicious Mongolian beef served with broccoli and a super delicious simple sauce. Perfect served with rice!


  • 16 ounces broccoli florets
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup cold water plus additional as needed
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger or about ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or about ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb. flank steak trimmed of fat and sliced thin against the grain


  • Prepare the Sauce: In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, water, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar until completely combined. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the broccoli and stir for about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Add meat to the skillet in a single layer (still over high heat) and cook for about 1 minute – do not stir or move the meat while it is browning. Flip the meat, cook on the other side for about 30 more seconds, and then remove to the plate with the broccoli.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet and bring to a boil, then allow to simmer while whisking until the sauce thickens (about 1-2 minutes). If the sauce gets too thick, just add additional water until it reaches desired consistency. Add broccoli and beef back to the skillet and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve over rice.


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 30gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1723mgPotassium: 824mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 705IUVitamin C: 101.8mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 3.4mg
Keyword: Mongolian Beef, Sticky Beef
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mongolian
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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  1. Sounds like you live in a beautiful part of the country, Blair! It must be so nice to see mountains. I’m always in awe of people who see mountains and oceans every day, while over in here in Chicago, it’s pretty flat! This skillet looks amazing! This is a delicious dish to order out, so I can only imagine how tasty this must be to make at home!

  2. I live in rural part of my country, actually it’s a small city near capital town of Croatia so I know exactly what you talking about 🙂 We don’t have restaurants, or shopping malls, but we have beautiful nature, fresh air and chickens… yes chickens are popular around here 😀 This mongolian beef with broccoli looks so delicious. Sooo good! And I love the fact that it can be made in only 20 minutes. I mean, that’s AWESOME for busy mums like us, right!? And you can prep this ahead? Just perfect! Im sharing this and saving to try.

  3. 5 stars
    It looks like you live in a beautiful area! We live right in the heart of Paris but love taking trips to the countryside to visit my husband’s mom who lives in the French countryside. This dish looks amazing and how fabulous that it’s ready in just 20 minutes! Do your boys like to cook with you sometimes?

    1. Oh, wow — you get the best of both worlds, Alix — the big city of Paris + the French countryside. Sounds like heaven!!! And yes, my boys definitely like to get in the kitchen with me…but mostly when it involves baking sweets because they like to lick the bowl. 🙂

  4. This looks AMAZING! I haven’t had mongolian beef in years so I really need to try this recipe!

  5. I know I say this a lot, but I am SOOOOO coming to visit! cute kids, cute cows, pretty area, YUM food! and YOU!

  6. This sounds like another winner! Pinned and will have to make for the family soon. I am so happy I found your blog!!!!

  7. 4 stars
    Finished with scattering of sesame seeds, right?

    This looks mouthwatering. I’m going to try out the recipe this evening.

    The photos of your countryside look like heaven to me. May I please draw your cows, using your photo as a reference? Thanks, Blair

  8. 5 stars
    Amazing ! Made it exactly to the recipe – doubling everything.
    Flank Steak is a must for sure – so tasty & tender .
    Served it on sticky rice.