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Gluten Free Mongolian Beef : My Copycat Recipe

If you love PF Chang’s Mongolian beef, check out this easy copycat Gluten Free Mongolian Beef recipe that is easy to convert using gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos. 


Because my son can’t eat at most Chinese restaurants due to wheat being a key ingredient in soy sauce, I’ve learned to recreate many recipes at home. My son has always loved the Gluten free Mongolian Beef at P.F. Chang But we don’t exactly live close to one to go very often, so I decided it was time to make this at home. And it was so easy. 

What You need to Make Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

I make all of my stir fry like recipes in a Wok or large skillet. 

?Ingredients needed:

New York Strip Steaks, sliced, thin


vegetable oil

garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced ginger

low sodium gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos


light brown sugar

white pepper


Green onion to garnish

What Cut of Beef Do You Need for Mongolian Beef?

Most restaurants and recipes will use flank steak or skirt steak  as the cut of beef for Mongolian beef. But by happy accident one day during the pandemic, there was no flank steak to be found, so I used new york strip steak sliced into thin strips and I have never gone back. Just make sure you slice against the grain.

What Starch Do You Coat Your Mongolian Beef With?

coat your gluten free mongolian chicken with corn starch

This recipe calls for corn starch to coat the beef for the recipe. You CAN use gluten-free all-purpose flour but it doesn’t stick to the meat as well as cornstarch. And the cornstarch makes the sauce better. 

What is Mongolian Sauce Made Of?


To make the savory sauce for this recipe,  you will need garlic, fresh ginger minced, gluten free soy sauce, water and brown sugar to make the sauce for your gluten free Mongolian beef. If you want to increase the spice level, add red pepper flakes. 

How to Make Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

everything you need to make gluten free mongolian beef.

?Slice your steak into strips, season with salt and pepper and toss with corn starch to fully coat. 

Place Oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. 

make your sauce for gluten free mongolian beef

Add in soy sauce, water and brown sugar

?After it comes to a boil, pur into a glass measuring cup and set aside. 

add more oil into the pan and toss the coated meat and sear on all sides .

Once your meat is browned, add your sauce back in.

 mongolian beef cooking in skillet.

Cook for 2-3 minutes until your sauce thickens enough to coat the back of your spoon. 

Sprinkle green onions on top for a garnish. 

What to Pair with Your Mongolian beef 

You can pair this with white rice, brown rice or jasmine rice Or you can make this a  low-carb meal and use cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. We also have added green beans to make it a complete meal for dinner time. 

This is the perfect recipe the next time you want an easy delicious meal on a weeknight. Make this Gluten free mongolian beef once and it will end up on your monthly meal plan menu rotation!

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gluten free Mongolian beef

Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings
Calories 358 kcal


  • 2 New York Strip Steaks sliced, thin
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup low sodium gluten free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Green onion to garnish


  • Slice the steak into strips
  • Season meat with salt and pepper.
  • Add in the cornstarch and toss meat to fully coat.
  • Place 2 tsp of oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Once heated, add in garlic and minced ginger, sauté to toast
    for 1 min
  • Add in soy sauce, water and brown sugar
  • Bring to a boil then remove from heat, pour into a glass
    measuring cup
  • Add another 2 tbsp oil to the pan
  • Toss in the coated meat and sear on all side (about 5 mins
  • Once browned, add the sauce back in
  • Once it comes to a boil, it will begin to thicken.
  • Cook for 2-3 mins until thick enough to coat the back of a
  • Serve over steamed rice.


Serving: 1gCalories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 17gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 3825mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11g
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