Try this quick and easy Vegan Mongolian Beef recipe and savor the delicious flavors of marinated seitan, sweet-savory sauce, sweet onions, and bell peppers all in one dish! Pair this with a bowl of steamed rice and veggies for a healthy lunch or dinner!
Looking for more recipes like this? Try my amazing Vegan Kung Pao Tofu or my Tofu Adobo.
What is Vegan Mongolian Beef?
This Vegan Mongolian Beef is an easy pan-fry recipe made of crispy marinated homemade seitan, sweet and savory sticky sauce, sweet onions, and bell peppers. It’s a simple and healthy dish packed with delicious Asian-inspired flavors.
It goes well with warm steamed rice and veggies like broccoli. If you’re looking for a quick and easy vegan recipe for a savory lunch, dinner, or takeout meal, this is definitely a great option for you.
Try this out! You will enjoy the crisp and chewy texture as well as the sticky sweet, and savory sauce!
Health Benefits of Gluten:
- Helps avoid extra calories.
- Decreases the risk of colorectal cancer.
- Lowers the risk of toxic heavy metal exposure.
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
- Provides protein, soluble fiber, and nutrients to the body.
Tips and Procedures:
- In this recipe, you can use another meat substitute such as tofu, vital wheat protein, soy chunks, mushrooms, soy curls, etc.
- Feel free to adjust the measurements of the sauce ingredients according to your desired taste.
- Alternatively, you may use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for the sauce of this dish. You may also use tapioca starch instead of corn starch.
- You can garnish this dish with chopped green onions, sesame seeds, cilantro slices, red pepper flakes, or any toppings you like.
- Storage: You can keep this in the fridge for 3-5 days. Then, simply reheat in the microwave or over the stove. To loosen it up, you may need to add a little water.
How to Make Vegan Mongolian Beef:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- vegetable broth
- brown sugar
- dark soy sauce
- vegetarian oyster mushroom sauce
- whole wheat flour
- sesame seeds
- chili powder
- sliced gluten
- garlic powder
- hoisin sauce
- onion powder
- smoked paprika
- ground black pepper
Cooking the Dish:
- vegetable oil
- sweet onions, sliced
- red bell pepper
- green bell pepper
Whisk together vegetable broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, oyster mushroom sauce, whole wheat flour, sesame seeds, and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside:
In a large bowl, combine gluten, cornstarch, garlic powder, hoisin sauce, onion powder, smoked paprika, and ground black pepper. Toss and mix well; let it marinate for 5 minutes. Then, pour the oil into a heated skillet or large wok over medium heat. Place and cook the marinated seitan and fry for 3-5 minutes:
Add in the onions and bell peppers. Continue cooking for another 3 minutes while stirring
constantly. Pour the sauce mixture in and let it simmer for 2 minutes, stirring once in a while:
Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Mongolian beef is one of the meat dishes that originated in Taiwan with the introduction of Mongolian barbecue restaurants in the 1950s.
It is made of sliced beef, usually, flank steak or sirloin.
It’s typically made with crispy slices of flank steak in a sweet soy-based sauce and served with rice or rice noodles, scallions, or mixed vegetables.
Vegan Mongolian Beef
- ⅓ cup vegetable broth
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster mushroom sauce
- 1 teaspoon whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 3 cups sliced gluten if gluten is frozen, thaw it
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking the Dish
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup sweet onions sliced
- 1 red bell pepper deseeded and quarted
- 1 green bell pepper deseeded and quartered
- In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, oyster mushroom sauce, whole wheat flour, sesame seeds, and chili powder; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine gluten, cornstarch, garlic powder, hoisin sauce, onion powder, smoked paprika, and ground black pepper. Toss together and allow it to marinate for at least 5 minutes.
Cooking the Dish
- Pour the oil into a heated skillet over medium heat. Place and cook the marinated seitan until golden brown, about 1 minute on the flat sides.
- Add in the onions and bell peppers and continue cooking for another 3 minutes while stirring constantly.
- Pour the sauce mixture and let it simmer for 2 minutes, stirring once in a while.
- Serve with steamed rice.
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