Vegan Mongolian Beef With Savory Sweet Sauce

vegan mongolian beef Recipe

Vegan Mongolian Beef is a plant-based twist on the classic Chinese dish, typically made with thinly sliced beef and a savory-sweet sauce. This vegan version substitutes textured vegetable protein (TVP) for the meat, resulting in a deliciously satisfying meal that’s cruelty-free and packed with flavor.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To prepare Vegan Mongolian Beef, gather the following ingredients:

  • Vegan ground “Beef”
    • 1 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein)
    • 1 cup boiling hot water

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark mushroom soy sauce (or regular soy sauce/tamari)
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Chili flakes & black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Toppings:

  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced into triangles
  • 2-3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Cooked rice (to serve)

Helpful Tools

  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board and knife

How To Make This Vegan Mongolian Beef Recipe

Start by cooking your desired amount of rice according to package instructions.

rice in pot

Add the TVP into a bowl and cover it with boiling water. Let it sit for 5 mins.

In another bowl, combine garlic, ginger, brown sugar, water, soy sauce, dark mushroom soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, cornstarch, pepper, and chili flakes. Whisk well.

TVP mongolian beef sauce

In a skillet over medium heat, add oil and cook the rehydrated TVP for 3-4 mins until lightly browned.

TVP beef cooking in cast iron

Pour in the sauce mixture and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.

TVP mongolian beef recipe in cast iron
TVP mongolian beef

Serve the Mongolian vegan ground over rice and garnish with cucumbers, sesame seeds, and green onions.

vegan mongolian beef

Enjoy!

vegetarian mongolian beef

Tips & Tricks For This Vegan Mongolian Beef

FAQs

Is TVP healthy?

TVP is a good source of protein and is low in fat, making it a healthy meat alternative.

Can I use other vegetables in this recipe?

Feel free to add bell peppers, broccoli, or snap peas for extra crunch and flavor.

How can I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

vegetarian mongolian beef

Vegan Mongolian Beef

Vegan Mongolian Beef, made with TVP and a savory-sweet sauce, offers a delightful plant-based alternative to the classic dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Vegan ground "Beef"

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark mushroom soy sauce (if you can find this just sub for regular soy sauce or tamari)
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • chili flakes & black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Toppings

  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced into triangles
  • 2-3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • serve on top of cooked rice

Instructions
 

  • Start by cooking your desired amount of rice according to package instructions.
  • Add the dry TVP into a bowl and cover it with boiling water. Allow it to sit for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining garlic, ginger, brown sugar, water, soy sauce, dark mushroom soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, cornstarch, pepper and chili flakes. Whisk with a fork to combine.
  • In a skillet on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of oil and cook the TVP for 3-4 mins or until lightly browned. Stir constantly to avoid sticking.
  • Next, add in the sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Serve the Mongolian vegan ground on top of rice and top with cucumbers, sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!
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Conclusion: Vegan Mongolian Beef

Vegan Mongolian Beef offers a delectable alternative to the traditional dish, showcasing the versatility of plant-based ingredients. Enjoy this flavorful meal as a satisfying dinner option that’s both easy to make and cruelty-free.

4 thoughts on “Vegan Mongolian Beef With Savory Sweet Sauce

  1. Jackie says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I loved this plant based mongolian Beef! So quick and easy to make. Loving these TVP recipes

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you SO much Jackie! So happy you loved the recipe i’ll keep coming out with more TVP recipes!

  2. Cassidy says:

    5 stars
    This was very helpful been looking for more TVP recipes and this was fantastic 😃

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