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

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 337
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (35 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 saute pan 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 brush it on grilled salmon.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

Sauce
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
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Cool
Bigfoot  
Submitted on: 05/09/17
We strongly dislike PF Chang's, everything is way too sweet. This allows me to to have a reasonable recipe and simply leave out the sugar.
Excellent Copy Cat
Marianne  
Submitted on: 01/08/17
This is my favourite dish at PF Changs. I decided to give this recipe a go. We all loved it. I used a skillet but would recommend a wok in order to achieve a crispier texture. The sauce was plenty thick enough. I used 1 1/2 lbs. of flank and two bunches of green onions. Two green onions doesn't seem enough to me! Highly recommend you give it a try!
OMG this is divine
Cheryl  
Submitted on: 05/10/16
I live in Australia, we don't have a P.F Chang's But HAD a wonderful malaysian restruant who made this dish. They recently moved over an hour away, so I was delighted when I made this recipe and it tasted the same. Just loved it. I used minced garlic and powdered ginger. I also added one chilli, carrot and capsicum. Side dish of boiled rice and my husband thought this dish was divine!
Delicious!!!
gc  
Submitted on: 04/07/16
My husband and I have never been to P.F.Chang's, so we cannot compare this to the original. I made this for my husband and three children and they all loved it, which is rare. :) It was so good!!! I did two things differently - I omitted the green onions and replaced them with steamed green beans. I also used my deep fryer for the beef the second time around and the coating stayed on perfectly! The first time, parts of the coating on the beef was sticking to the pan.
4.9 Sauce needs to be thickened
Chang lover  
Submitted on: 02/14/16
I added some corn starch to the sauce to thicken and it was amazing. Also used leftover steak (Costco.) Glad to save the $ and drink cheaper booze. Thanks for sharing!!
Excellent
Anonymous  
Submitted on: 02/14/16
This meal was relatively easy to understand and make, and came out great!
P.F. Chang's Monoglian Beef
Sweety  
Submitted on: 01/29/16
My husband asked me to make this dish. I just made this dish for the first time. It is very delicious and super easy to make. Thank you!
Spot on
wrw  
Submitted on: 01/03/16
I made this the other day and it was identical to the original if not better. If you don't use low sodium soy sauce you don't need salt.
Mongolian steak
Fred  
Submitted on: 07/30/15
Excellent
Nom nom nom!!!
Smith  
Submitted on: 07/26/15
I let the cornstarch-coated beef fry a little longer than instructed to add some crunch. The result is a party in my mouth! I wondered if the author forgot to include salt, how it would tast without without salt, but it was very delicious Without salt! Easy to cook, very easy to find ingredients, few ingredients, quick cooking! This is now part of our family meal that i will cook. No more calling un for deliveries! Thank you Topsecretrecipes.com!!!!!!
Delicious!
Sinead  
Submitted on: 07/22/15
I love PF Chang's Mongolian beef, and this is great. I have made this a dozen times and it is always enjoyed by both family familiar with PF Chang's and not! A favorite, and so easy!
Hellbell  
Submitted on: 06/30/15
Really good!
Mongolian Beef #1!!
Luke  
Submitted on: 06/28/15
From AUS also. Awesomely tasty recipe so easy to make! I add broccoli as well as celery & garnish with coriander leaf and sesame seed oil on the rice, so good! :)
perfect
Badd Ladyy  
Submitted on: 05/19/15
You'll think you ordered it from the restaurant. FOR REAL!
shut the front door
Sheila  
Submitted on: 05/17/15
Pf Chang's is not in my budget, but dude after making this, they're gonna send thier people to my kitchen!! It was a party in my family's mouth!! We loved it so much! Thank you top secret recipe!
Ms.Ann
Andelia Byers  
Submitted on: 04/25/15
Simple sounds tasty,quick and easy just what I like. This is a must try for me.
Bloody good
Georgie  
Submitted on: 03/20/15
I live in Australia and have no idea who or what PF Changs is but good holy god this is tasty!!
Excellent dish!
Huntsville-Alabamian  
Submitted on: 03/16/15
The dish was excellent. The only issue (which was my own), I used cane sugar instead of dark brown sugar and I also used low sodium soy sauce. The combination made the dish rather sweet, but still tasted excellent :))
yummy
Diana  
Submitted on: 02/19/15
it was delicious and so easy!!
Best Ever!
Amy  
Submitted on: 01/12/15
Glad I doubled the recipe! Fantastic recipe; will make again and again.
Sauce
Scott  
Submitted on: 07/13/14
Never had PF Chang's Mongolian Beef but it was amazing! The only problem I had was that the sauce didn't think like they said it should.
Oh My Lord!!!!
jdp4445  
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!!!
Djori  
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.
Kristen  
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.
Summer  
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!
Janet  
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.
Lynne  
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.
Rochelle  
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!!
Priscilla  
Submitted on: 07/28/05
Good clone; just like the original.
tinabcnyc  
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.