Healthier Mongolian Beef with Microgreens

Healthier Mongolian Beef

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This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is also NO corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey and I swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!

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What makes this the BEST and Healthiest Mongolian Beef Recipe?

  • It’s fast – comes together in less than 15 minutes
  • It has a lot of healthy swaps like sugar for honey and coconut aminos for soy sauce
  • It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty
This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is also NO corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey and I swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!

Microgreens!

These nutrient dense little plants are a love of mine. I add them to nearly every dish I make. Chive microgreens are perfectly delicious in this recipe, as are sunflower shoots.

I added a handful of Pea shoots right before serving to ramp up the nutritional value and visual appeal of this dish.

What you will need to make this Healthier version of Mongolian Beef

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds steak sliced thin across the grain (use beef, venison, elk or even chicken!)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive or sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (could substitute soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion, scallions or chives
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 tsp or more red pepper flakes if you like it hot!
  • OPTIONAL: Microgreens (about 1/2 cup) if you grow them or can purchase them. Chive, cilantro, mustard greens, Sunflower or Pea shoots are all great options.

Even Healthier Options

We love to substitute lean venison, elk, bison or chicken for the beef in this recipe. 

You could use soy sauce instead of Coconut Aminos but for those of us with soy sensitivities Coconut Aminos is the perfect alternative.

Chunks of zucchini or broccoli tossed into the mix right at the end (when you would add onions) would be sooooo good too!

This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is also NO corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey and I swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!

How to this Healthier version of Mongolian Beef

  • In a medium skillet or cast iron pan on med to high, heat 2 Tbsp oil until hot.
  • Add steak strips and sauté stirring continuously until nicely browned. 
  • Add salt and pepper to steak and remove meat from pan and set aside. 
  • To same pan add 1 Tbsp oil, garlic and ginger and heat for just a couple seconds. 
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients except onion/scallion or chive and let bubble 5-10 minutes until thick.
This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is also NO corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey and I swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!
  • Add steak back to pan. Add sliced green onion or chive and toss.
  • Remove from heat and serve right away.

  • I also tossed in fresh pea shoots but any other veggie could be added to the mix!

Make Healthier Mongolian Beef and serve it along side Instant Pot Coconut Lime rice!

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Healthier Mongolian Beef
This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. Also there is no corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey. I also swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!
This Mongolian Beef is made healthier by not breading and frying the sliced steak. Also there is no corn starch in this recipe. Sugar is replaced with honey. I also swapped coconut aminos for soy sauce. This dish is sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!

Healthier Mongolian Beef

Yield: 4 Servings

This Mongolian Beef is made "healthier" by not breading and frying the sliced steak. There is no corn starch in this recipe. We also omit and decrease sugar, add honey and swap coconut aminos for soy sauce. It's a sweet, salty, savory and will satisfy any Asian takeout craving right at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds steak sliced thin across the grain
  • 3 Tablespoons olive or sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (could substitute soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions or chives
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 tsp or more red pepper flakes if you like it hot!

Instructions

    1. In a medium skillet on med to high - heat 2 Tbsp oil until hot.
    2. Add steak and sauté stirring continuously until nicely browned.
    3. Add salt and pepper to steak and remove meat from pan and set aside.
    4. To same pan add 1 Tbsp oil, garlic and ginger and heat for just a couple seconds.
    5. Add all the rest of the ingredients except onion and let bubble 5-10 minutes until thick.
    6. Add steak and onion back to pan, toss and serve with rice!! I also tossed in fresh pea shoots but any other veggie could be added to the mix!

Notes

We love to substitute venison, elk, bison or chicken for the beef in this recipe.

You could use soy sauce instead of Coconut Aminos but for those of us with soy sensitivities Coconut Aminos is great.

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