Whole30 Compliant Mongolian Beef (Sugar Free | Soy Free | Gluten Free)

Whole 30 compliant Paleo Mongolian Beef | 10 ingredients, gluten, sugar, & soy free | Ready in less than 30 minutes!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 lb flank steak sliced against the grain in 1/4 inch bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour divided
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon water divided
  • 2 medjool dates pits removed
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • coconut oil for frying
  • 2 large green onions sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths
  • sesame seeds for topping


  1. Remove the pits and roughly chop your dates before adding them to a blender or food processor with 1/3 cup water. Blend on high until the dates are broken down and mixed into the water. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan, warm 2 teaspoons coconut oil on a medium low heat. Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and sauté for a minute or until they become fragrant. Gently pour the date water into the pan along with the coconut aminos and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir and turn to a medium heat, bringing the sauce up to a gentle boil for about 5 minutes. Stir every so often to prevent burning.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon water with 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch. Whisk until no lumps remain and then gently add it to the sauce to thicken. Taste and season as you go - add more salt to your preference. Coconut aminos aren't as salty as soy sauce so you may want to add more.
  4. Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside while you prepare the beef.
  5. In a large wok or skillet, heat up enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the beef piece to the wok and sauté for a couple of minutes or until the edges start to turn a darker brown. Flip over and saute the other side for about a minute. After all of the beef has been cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove them from the wok. Place on a paper towel lined plate and drain the oil from the pan.
  6. Return the wok to the stove top and add the beef back in. On a low heat, stir and warm the beef for a minute. Pour the sauce over the top and add the spring onions. Cook for another two minutes before removing from the heat.
  7. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice and enjoy!