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.
- 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
In a large bowl, marinate the beef with the soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil for 20 minutes.
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.
Add in the remaining oil, chili peppers and scallions. Sauce for about 1-2 minutes. Then stir in the beef, and toss to combine.
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