Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

After visiting PF Chang’s China Bistro and having their Gluten Free Mongolian Beef, I had to create my own recipe. This recipe may be made mild and sweet, without peppers, sweet, or as spicy as you wish with some added red pepper flakes. It is one of our favorite dishes. I hope you enjoy this gluten free Mongolian beef recipe as much as we have.

Gluten Free Mongolian Beef


Yield: Serves 3.

Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

A fast, easy, delicious, gluten free Mongolian beef recipe, ready in 30 minutes.


  • 1.3 lbs. beef for faijitas or stir fry
  • Red bell peppers pieces (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons gluten-free soy or tamari sauce (or see my Gluten Free Soy Free Soy Sauce Recipe
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot chili oil
  • 1 Tablespoon filtered water
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • Scallion (green onion), sliced thinly (greens and whites), for garnish (optional)
  • Peanuts and/or cashews (optional)
  • Sauteed bell peppers (optional)


  1. Preheat heavy skillet with oil on medium-high heat, preferably a cast iron skillet.
  2. Brown beef, and if using add the bell pepper pieces (meet does not need to be brown, but cooked until no longer pink).
  3. Add in garlic and stir for about 1 minute.
  4. Add in all other ingredients, toss and cook for about 5 - 10 minutes on medium-high heat until meat is caramelized with sauce.
  5. Serve warm over rice and top with scallions, and if desired, peanuts and/or cashews.


No ginger? This recipe turns out delicious without ginger, as well.

Feel free to add additional soy or tamari sauce as long as you are not on a low-sodium diet.

Serve steamed broccoli or snow peas along side, or added directly into the sauce.

7 Replies to “Gluten Free Mongolian Beef”

  1. Hmm.. I don’t eat any red meat myself, do you think this would work well with pork? And do you think any particular cut would work better?

    1. Angel, that is a great idea! Strips of pork tenderloin would make an awesome dish, as it has a higher fat and would turn out very tender. Of course, you can use pork chops, as well, but be sure not to over cook the strips of chops, as they are pretty dry already.

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