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Mongolian chicken and Mongolian beef are two dishes that I love. With the new diet, they are not on the menu. This gout friendly version is delicious and simpler than my other versions.

Chopstix holding a piece of Mongolian seitan
Mongolian seitan ready to serve

Just a quick note. The dish Mongolian beef and especially Mongolian chicken are Americanized Chinese dishes. I know from people who have traveled or worked in Mongolia say you will not find these dishes in Mongolia.

In this version, we are using beef chunks (seitan) that are already tender, so we do not need to velvet the “beef.” This bag was made in Taiwan and purchased from May Wah Market, but 99 Ranch sells a similar product from Taiwan.

You could also use my Shreddable chicken style seitan.

Recipe ingredients on a table

Ingredients:

Seitan: For this one we used Beef Chunks but any seitan will work.

Hoisin Sauce: Its has a slight liquorice flavor and is sweet.

Mushroom stir-fry sauce: Its add some umami and is slightly bitter.

Roasted sesame oil: Got to use it in a stir-fry. But it should be added at the very end of cooking.

Garlic: In stir-frys fresh roughly chopped is best.

Ginger: In stir-frys fresh roughly chopped is best.

Shallot: We used a small shallot but onion could also be used.

Green onion: I prefer to use the small ones. But I treat the white part and the green part like two different ingredients.

Ingredients prepared and ready to cook on a table.

Everything is prepped and ready to cook. The dish cooks very quickly, so have everything prepared ahead of time. Notice how the seitan has grooves in it? They are perfect for holding onto the sauce.

Onions, garlic and ginger in a pan

Start by heating half a Tablespoon of oil. When doing high-temperature stir-frys, I use peanut oil. Today olive oil was used.

When the oil starts to get, hot add the garlic, ginger, and shallot. Cook until you can start to smell the garlic and ginger. This will help to flavor the oil.

Browned beef style seitan in pan

Add the seitan and cook until the seitan gets some color on all sides. Keep everything moving. This will help not to burn the garlic.

When the seitan has some color and the oil has been absorbed, remove everything, and set it aside. But keep it and the sauce within arm’s reach. From here on, it goes quickly.

Put the pan back on the heat and add half a Tablespoon of oil to a medium heat pan.

Add the white part of the green onion and stir when they are sizzling; add the onion’s green part.

Return the seitan with the garlic, ginger, and shallot to the pan. Pour on the sauce and mix.

When the sauce has coated everything and is hot the dish is ready to serve.

Finished beef style seitan in a sweet and sour sauce in a bowl.

Your dish is now ready to serve.

If your curious the video above is my Mongolian chicken recipe that has just over one million views.

Finished beef style seitan in a sweet and sour sauce in a bowl.

Please pin this recipe for latter.

Chopstix holding a piece of Mongolian seitan

Mongolian Seitan Recipe

Simple Mongolian "beef" recipe using beef chunks made from seitan.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: seitan, stirfry, Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: James Strange

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Mushroom flavored stir-fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil Roasted

Vegetables

  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Freshly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Freshly chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Shallot Sliced
  • 1 bunch Green onion White and green part separated

Other

  • 10.5 oz seitan
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil Divided

Instructions

Make the Sauce

  • To a small bowl add the Hoisin sauce, Mushroom flavored stir-fry sauce and sesame oil. Mix and set aside

Cook the seitan

  • Add half a Tablespoon of oil to a pan on medium heat.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and shallot. Cook until fragrant (approximately 30 seconds) then add the seitan.
  • Keep stirring until the seitan has developed some color on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Finish cooking

  • Add half a Tablespoon of oil to a pan on medium heat.
  • Add the white part of the green onion and stir. When they are sizzling add the green part of the onion.
  • Return the seitan with the garlic, ginger and shallot.
  • Pour on the sauce and mix.
  • When the sauce has coated everything and is hot the dish is ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1649mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg
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Great recipe. I haven’t experimented much before with Seitan so would love to give your recipe a try! Looks good.

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