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Mongolian Seitan

What you need: 

1 lb seitan, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegan sugar (perferably brown)
2 tablespoons rice wine
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
2 scallions, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch + 1/4 cup water

What you do: 

1. To make sauce: saute the garlic and ginger in oil in medium sized saucepan for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce, water, sugar, red pepper flakes, and rice wine; bring to a low boil, boil for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Combine seitan and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a plastic bag and shake to coat, let sit for 10 minutes. Prepare the yellow onion and bell pepper while waiting. Fry seitan in a few tablespoons of oil until browned, drain on paper towels. Fry the bell pepper and onion until desired softness, add seitan and sauce, bring to boil. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and water, slowly add to sauce (you may not need it all). serve on your choice of rice, and garnish with raw scallions.
Source of recipe: This recipe was modified from this one:

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
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My god was this great. Got a couple of non vegans to eat it.


This is DELICIOUS!!!  Only been vegan six months.  Was really missing Mongolian beef.  I used my homemade seitan beef flavor and added some asparagus just because I had it on hand.  Served it over brown rice.  I guess it was so good because we didn't have any guests!  Go figure.  I WILL be making this on a regular basis.  I didn't have any rice wine, but I can't imagine it being better.  Thank you so much for this recipe.


Great recipe! I was majorly craving a dish like the Mongolian Beef I used to have on occasion and this hit it on the head for me. My wonderful wife loved it, too.
Good job! But, two years old and no likes? I cannot believe it. But, the title may be suggesting that this recipe is only 'Mongolian beef flavored seitan', when really is it really the dish, 'Mongolian beef' made deliciously vegan by substituting seitan for a murdered cow.

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