You probably know PF Chang’s for its amazing sit-down Asian food meals. Unfortunately, you also know the high prices that go along with it. Still, most of us can’t resist the delicious, crispy pieces of beef coated in a sweet and savory sauce found in their Mongolian Beef dish. So, we skinnied up the recipe! Our Mongolian Beef PF Chang’s Style recipe imitates the flavors and textures of a fan favorite, yet skips the calories. We used just two tablespoons of oil and plenty of seasoning to make this dish taste just as good as the original without all the salt and frying oil.
You can add more veggies if you like and enjoy over brown rice or quinoa for a restaurant quality meal at home!
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 407 | Total Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1219mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Protein: 26g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 pound sirloin tip steak, sliced into strips
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced into strips
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (or tamari)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if desired)
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- In sauté pan or wok, heat sesame oil on medium low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Turn heat up to medium high and add steak. Cook until meat begins to brown and pink begins to disappear. Drain off any excess fat.
- Add carrot and onion, cook until both just begin to soften. Add soy sauce (or tamari), honey, and red pepper flakes to mix. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until sauce thickens.
- Spoon over brown rice or quinoa. Top with scallions and fresh cilantro to serve.
Adapted from Hugs & Cookies.