Mongolian Beef

Cong Bao Niu Rou

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2

    as a main dish with rice or 4 as part of a multicourse meal
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

Easy Chinese Recipes

By Bee Yinn Low

Published 2011

  • About

Mongolia’s mountainous terrain and harsh climatic conditions shape the diet of its nomadic people. Livestock such as sheep, goats, camels, yaks, cattle, and animal fats are the main source of their food, especially during winter. I once watched a documentary about Mongolia and their staple food certainly doesn’t include Mongolian Beef—a stir-fried beef dish with green onion, so I’m not sure where the name comes from. In any case, a great Mongolian Beef dish should be tender, soft, an