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paleo mongolian beef

Paleo Mongolian Beef

By: Cassy
5 — Votes 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
This Paleo Mongolian Beef is a delicious alternative to take out with tender, crispy beef and a perfectly sticky-sweet sauce!


  • 1.5 pounds beef flank steak cut into 1/4-inch thick pieces against the grain
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot
  • 4 tablespoons butter ghee, or avocado oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 4 whole dried chili peppers crush for more spice
  • 2 cups 16.9 fluid ounces coconut aminos
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions cut into 1.5-inch long pieces on a diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds for garnish, optional


  • Sprinkle the arrowroot over the pieces of beef and toss to evenly coat. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan or wok over high heat. Working in small batches, add the beef pieces to the hot oil so that no two pieces are touching (we're avoiding "crowding" the pan so that each piece can get a good crisp). Sear the beef on one side for about 2.5 minutes, or until it has a deep brown color, then flip it over to get the same texture on the other side. Once cooked and crispy-looking, transfer the cooked pieces to a separate bowl or plate. Continue with the rest of the beef pieces, adding more butter or oil as needed.
  • Once the beef pieces are all cooked and set aside, add 1 tablespoon of butter and the teaspoon of sesame oil to the same pan. Turn the heat down to medium and then add the garlic. Saute for about 2 minutes and then add the ginger and chili peppers. Saute for an additional two minutes, until fragrant, and then add the coconut aminos. Bring the sauce up to a simmer and use a spoon to stir while scraping any beef bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, or until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Taste the sauce and add salt as needed. At this point, add the beef back into the pan. Add the green onions, stir, cover, and let the beef cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the green onions are wilted. Turn off heat and serve with your choice of cauliflower rice or white rice!
  • Garnish with the sesame seeds and enjoy.