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Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef 

This Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef makes for a quick, easy, flavorful meal. The dish takes less than 20 minutes to make. It’s been lightened up using lean ground beef, reduced sodium soy sauce, and a brown sugar sweetener! Tastes better than take out!

Makes 6 servings

What is Mongolian Beef?

Mongolian Beef is a popular Asian dish made with thinly sliced beef cooked in a delicious sweet and savory sauce made with of soy, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. The combination of the brown sugar and soy sauce caramelizes to make a slightly sweet and savory sauce! This recipe is made using lean ground beef instead of the traditional thinly sliced beef that you find at most Asian restaurants.

What ingredients do I need to this Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef? 

  • 96% lean ground beef
  • Minced ginger
  • Garlic-minced
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Brown sugar sweetener – I like to use Lakanto BROWN sweetener. You can purchase this online HERE. Save 15% with discount code: POUND15
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Scallions-using the green stems, chopped for garnish  

How do I make this Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef? 

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add lean ground beef in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat.

Cook until beef is crumbled and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.

In a small bowl combine ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar sweetener, rice vinegar, and hoisin sauce. 

Whisk until combined and pour into skillet with ground beef mixture. 

Simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1/4 cup water and 2 tbsp cornstarch.

Pour the cornstarch mixture into the ground beef and stir until sauce thickens.

Season with salt, and black pepper, if desired.

Remove from heat and garnish with green onions. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar sweetener – I like to use Lakanto BROWN or swerve brown sugar sweetener
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Scallions, using the green stems, chopped for garnish  

Directions:

  1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add lean ground beef in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Cook until beef is crumbled and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  2. In a small bowl combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar sweetener, rice vinegar, and hoisin sauce. 
  3. Whisk until combined and pour into skillet with ground beef mixture and let it simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together 1/4 cup water and 2 tbsp cornstarch. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the ground beef and stir until sauce thickens.
  5. Season with salt, and black pepper, if desired. Remove from heat and garnish with green onions.
  6.  Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to two months.

Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

3 WW Points® per serving*

*Point Value does not include rice

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Yield: 6

Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef

Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef

This Lightened Up Mongolian Ground Beef makes for a quick, easy, flavorful meal. The dish takes less than 20 minutes to make. It's been lightened up using lean ground beef, reduced sodium soy sauce, and a brown sugar sweetener! Tastes better than take out!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar sweetener - I like to use Lakanto BROWN or swerve brown sugar sweetener
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Scallions, using the green stems, chopped for garnish

Instructions

    1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add lean ground beef in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Cook until beef is crumbled and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
    2. In a small bowl combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar sweetener, rice vinegar, and hoisin sauce. 
    3. Whisk until combined and pour into skillet with ground beef mixture and let it simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes. 
    4. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together 1/4 cup water and 2 tbsp cornstarch. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the ground beef and stir until sauce thickens.
    5. Season with salt, and black pepper, if desired. Remove from heat and garnish with green onions.
    6. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to two months.

    Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

    3 WW Points® per serving*

    *Point Value does not include rice

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 3 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving if using 99% ground turkey

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 785mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g
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