Forget the fast food! This healthier and lighter Mongolian Beef Recipe delivers all the flavor but with a lot less fat, calories, and sodium.

Instead of picking up dinner from my local Chinese restaurant, I just whip up this easy dish instead! It’s simple and requires just a handful of ingredients that I most likely already have on hand. And it is DELICIOUS!

When I’m making it for just myself, I often add in extra scallions or red peppers to kick up the spice level a bit. But when I’m serving it to the whole family, I make the recipe as is. And at just 5 Points per serving, this dish is the perfect way to satisfy that Chinese fast food craving.

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mongolian beef
Mongolian Beef
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Packed with flavor, this flavorful dish is done quickly with just a few simple ingredients. Wonderfully marinated sirloin sautéed with scallions and ginger, and just a handful of Smart Points.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 294 kcal
  • 1 lb beef sirloin (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 scallions (cut into 3 inch sections)
  • 3 mild red chili peppers (seeded and thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  1. In a large bowl, marinate the beef with the soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add in beef, garlic, and ginger, and cook until no longer pink. Remove meat from pan and set aside.
  3. Add in the remaining oil, chili peppers and scallions. Sauce for about 1-2 minutes. Then stir in the beef, and toss to combine.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 5 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.1g 19%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 961mg 40%
Potassium 707mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 8.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 36.9g 74%
Calcium 3%
Iron 126%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. valerie Duda Reply

    What is a mild red chili pepper. I bought both red bell peppers and red Anaheim chilies. I love your recipes and I am the moderator for the Weight Watchers Over 60 Facebook Page and I refer to your website every week. Thanks for providing such flavorful and low point creations!

  2. Does the 5 points a cont for the rice as pictured or is that just the beef? Thx

  3. Yvette Thomson Reply

    Does the garlic and ginger get added in with the beef? When does one add the extra 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil? Is the second portion of olive oil to sauté the chili peppers and scallions? Thank you.

  4. Why can’t I print out any of the your recipes? The ‘Print Friendly’ button only prints out the picture, not the recipe.

  5. Marilyn Bailey Reply

    NOT so printer friendly….must just cut/paste instead.

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