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Healthier Mongolian Beef Meal Prep

Mongolian beef meal prep is a healthier version of everyone's favorite take out recipe! This Mongolian beef recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a meal prep lunch! Refined-sugar free and easily made gluten-free.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef, meal prep, stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Denise Bustard



  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped


  • 3/4 lb flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3-4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced

For Lunch Bowls

  • 4 cups broccoli chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice (I use basmati)


  • Shake together all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Working in two batches, toss the steak in the cornstarch and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Heat 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. I preferred my ceramic non-stick pan over a stainless steel skillet.
  • Working in 3 batches, cook the beef for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate while you work on the other batches.
  • After all the beef is cooked, carefully wipe excess oil from the pan with a paper towel. Pour the sauce into the pan, return the beef and simmer for 1-2 minutes, until thickened.
  • Scatter green onions over the beef and enjoy.

Meal Prep

  • To serve as a meal prep lunch, cook the broccoli for 5-7 minutes in the pan before cooking the beef.
  • Divide the rice, broccoli and Mongolian beef between four 2-cup capacity storage containers.
  • Storage- store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
    Reheat- heat in the microwave until steaming hot.


Nutritional info includes rice and broccoli


Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 81.8mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.6mg