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Vegan Mongolian beef over rice

Vegan Mongolian Beef and Broccoli

Skip Chinese takeout and treat yourself to a healthier and oh so good meat-free version of this classic Chinese dish!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 41 kcal


Beef Alternative

  • 1 cup TVP or wheat meat chunks or slices
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (low salt or regular)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp chili flakes or paste
  • 2 Tbsp white or black sesame seeds


  • 2-3 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3-4 green onions


Rehydrate the mock meat

  • Pour hot water over the dry veggie meat to rehydrate it. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Prepare the marinade

  • In a medium pan, heat up the ginger and garlic in a little oil.
  • Add the soy sauce, chili flakes and brown sugar and simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved.

Prepare the vegetables

  • Cut the broccoli into small chunks and slice the mushrooms.
  • Use some of the marinade to season the vegetables as it quickly cooks for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. You want to keep them crisp.

Crisp the mock meat

  • Once the mock meat has been rehydrated, drain it well. Remove as much liquid as possible.
  • Add the starch (cornstarch or arrowroot) in a small ziploc bag. Add the mock meat a few pieces at a time and shake the bag to make sure that all pieces are well coated.
  • Heat up a few tablespoons and crips the mock meat making sure that the pieces are not crowded so that they crisp on all sides.
  • Place the crisp mock meat on a paper towel to absorb some of the oil if you used a lot or skip it if you airfried them.
  • Add the marinade on the crisp mock meat and cook until it thickens and


  • You can place the Mongolian faux beef over rice and add the broccoli on the side or mix the meat with the broccoli and mushrooms.
  • Top the beef and vegetables with sesame seeds and some of the green onions.
  • Serve immediately!


Serving: 1gCalories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 373IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten-free, Meat-free
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