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Vegan Mongolian Beef

This recipe for vegan Mongolian Beef is so much like the original Chinese classic. It uses soy curls for beef, and has the same sweet and savory sticky sauce. A delicious recipe that can be made in 20 minutes!

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Vegan Mongolian Beef

This vegan version of the popular Chinese dish, Mongolian Beef, is incredibly satisfying! With crispy and tender soy curls coated in a sticky brown sauce, it makes a perfect replacement for the original dish. The recipe is very easy and quick to make. 20 minutes and 9 ingredients are all that you need!

Ingredients

To make this vegan Mongolian Beef, you need the following ingredients (plus water):

  • Soy curls
  • Potato starch
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Mirin
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Oil
  • Garlic Scapes

A detailed recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Ingredient Notes

For soy curls, I used filet type dehydrated soy meat. I cut the filet into strips, but you could just use the filet whole, without cutting you if want.


Potato starch 片栗粉 is used to coat the soy curls for frying. It gives them a super crispy, chewy texture. If you don’t have potato starch, you can use cornstarch for the same effect.


Mirin is a type of rice wine with a slightly sweet, tangy flavor. It’s a staple ingredient for many Japanese dishes, especially since it pairs really well with soy sauce. It’s readily available at Asian supermarkets and on Amazon, but if  you don’t have mirin, add tbsp of dry sherry or dry white wine , plus 1/4 tbsp of brown sugar.


Garlic scapes, ニンニクの芽 , are the long thin stems of the garlic bulb. They are similar to scallions, but have a more crunchy texture similar to asparagus. They’re delicious and add extra texture to this dish. If you don’t have garlic scapes, you can add asparagus or green onions instead.

How to make vegan Mongolian Beef

There are 4 main steps:

  1. Prepare the soy curls – if using dehydrated meat, re-hydrate it according to package. Coat them with potato starch.
  2. Fry – in a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the meat until crispy.
  3. Add the sauce – mix the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, and add it to the frying pan.
  4. Simmer – cook until the sauce thickens.

To serve:

Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve over rice.

an image of vegan mongolian beef over white rice

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Vegan Mongolian Beef

This recipe for vegan Mongolian Beef is so much like the original Chinese classic. It uses soy curls for beef, and has the same sweet and savory sticky sauce. A delicious recipe that can be made in 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 200 grams soy curls rehydrated
  • 2 1/2 tbsp potato starch can be subbed with cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup garlic scapes roughly chopped

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin can be subbed with 1 tbsp of white wine plus 1/4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 tsp garlic grated
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water

For garnish

  • sesame seeds
  • green onions

Instructions

Make the sauce

  • Add all the ingredients for the sauce to a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Make the soy curls

  • Toss soy curls in potato starch to coat evenly.
    an image of soy curls and potato starch in a bowl
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, and add the soy curls and garlic scapes. Cook the soy curls for 1~2 minutes on each side, until browned and crispy.
    an image of soy curls
  • Lower the heat and add the sauce to the pan. Cook on medium-low heat until the sauce thickens.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions (optional), and serve with rice. Enjoy!
    an image of vegan mongolian beef over white rice

ヴィーガン・モンゴリアンビーフ

ヴィーガン・モンゴリアンビーフのレシピ

中華の定番モンゴリアンビーフを大豆ミートで代用しました。カリッと焼いたソイミートと甘辛いタレがとてもよく合います!20分で作れる簡単レシピです。
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 大豆ミート、フィレタイプ 200g 水で戻した状態で200g
  • 片栗粉 大さじ2.5
  • 油 大さじ2
  • ニンニクの芽  4cm幅に切る

タレ

  • ブラウンシュガー 大さじ2
  • 醤油 大さじ3
  • みりん 大さじ1
  • 生姜、すりおりし 小さじ1
  • にんにく、すりおろし 小さじ2
  • 水 大さじ2.5

トッピング

  • 小ネギ 適量
  • 白ゴマ 適量

Instructions

タレを作る

  • タレの材料を全てボウルに入れて混ぜる。

ソイミートを焼く

  • ソイミートを食べやすい大きさに切り、片栗粉をまぶす。
    an image of soy curls and potato starch in a bowl
  • フライパンに油を熱し、ソイミートとニンニクの芽を焼く。強めの中火で焼き色がつくまで、片面1~2分焼く。
    an image of soy curls
  • タレを加えて、弱火で2~3分煮詰める。トロミがついたら出来上がりです!お好みで小ネギ・白ごまをトッピングにお召し上がりください。
    an image of vegan mongolian beef over white rice

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