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P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef Recipe
P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 337
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (14 reviews)
Menu Description: "Quickly-cooked steak with scallions and garlic."

Beef lovers go crazy over this one at the restaurant. Flank steak is cut into bite-sized chunks against the grain, then it's lightly dusted with potato starch (in our case well use cornstarch), flash-fried in oil, and doused with an amazing sweet soy garlic sauce. The beef comes out tender as can be, and the simple sauce sings to your taste buds. I designed this recipe to use a wok, but if you don't have one a skillet will suffice (you may need to add more oil to the pan to cover the beef in the flash-frying step). P. F. Chang's secret sauce is what makes this dish so good, and it's versatile. If you don't dig beef, you can substitute with chicken. Or you can even brush it on grilled salmon.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by Todd Wilbur.

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Oh My Lord!!!!
Submitted on: 07/15/13
Never had PF Chang's Mongolian Beef, but this was excellent!!!! My only complaint is that I didn't double the recipe; either that or I shouldn't have fed the kids! LOL!!!
Submitted on: 04/19/13
Excellent clone, I made it. My wife ordered it from 'Changs' down the road from us. Both of us compared side by side and we agree spot on. Thanks a million!
I'll make it again!
amy lewis  
Submitted on: 07/10/11
My family loved this recipe. I'll definitely be making it again.
Submitted on: 04/10/08
I absolutely love this recipe. Mongolian Beef is what I almost always order at PF Changs and was so excited to see this recipe. I have been making it for a few years now. I am planning on having it again tonight, so I thought I would rate it. :)
JP Wieske  
Submitted on: 01/14/07
Great recipe. Very close to PF Changs. Regardless one of the best Mongolian Beef recipes I have tried. One very important note, it is important to use high quality soy sauce. The regular stuff is OK, but the recipe imporves with better stuff.
Submitted on: 09/22/06
This was amazing! I haven't actually had the original but this was the first time I have made a chinese dish at home that tastes just like it came out of a five star restaraunt! Loved it and will definitely be making it again!
Submitted on: 07/17/06
Very good recipe for Mongolian beef. I have used powdered ginger and whole ginger chopped. We only liked the recipe when I used the powdered ginger. A tip after you slice your beef sprinkle the corn starch all over and leave it in the fridge as long as you can. Then using enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan, and making sure the oil is nice and hot then just fry it up in a wok or deep skillet letting it get nice and crusty. When the meat is nice and brown then add the green onions, cook the onions until tender, then add the sauce. I make the sauce in a little pan according to Todd's recipe but I use minced garlic and only use enough oil maybe a teaspoon to brown it not the 2 tablespoons as in the recipe. I found steps 3 & 4 in Todd's recipe to have too many steps in cooking the beef. I just made it quicker and the beef tastes better with the crusty edges.
Submitted on: 03/09/06
This is great. It tastes just like PF Chang's Mongolian Beef. My husband loved it. In fact he said it was better than Chang's. We like the sauce on rice and we had plenty, whereas at Chang's they don't serve as much sauce with their entree. Try it, you'll love it!
Angela Borja  
Submitted on: 03/09/06
My Fiancee loves it at P.F. Changs,but circumstances kept us home this year for V-day. So I made this instead as a surprise. He loved it! I also made it with chicken for my daughter who doesn't eat red meat, And we all loved it I think I am going to use chicken all the time.
Greg A  
Submitted on: 02/27/06
This is my brother-in-law's favorite dish. He loves the clone as does my whole family. Last time we made it, I added broccoli, which made it even better.
Submitted on: 12/14/05
This was a great recipe, however I will cut down on the soy sauce next time. Everyone thought it was a bit salty.
Kristine Francke  
Submitted on: 10/28/05
This recipe is GREAT!! We drive about an hour to get to PF Changs and my hubby always orders Mongo Beef. I made this for his birthday last night and he couldn't believe how much it tasted like the original. Thank you for another great recipe!!
Submitted on: 07/28/05
Good clone; just like the original.
Submitted on: 07/27/05
I've been making this recipe for years and it is my husband's favorite meal. We used to go to PF Changs in Boston and missed getting the Mongolian Beef when we moved to NYC. This recipe is the perfect clone.