Moo Shu Beef

Moo Shu Beef Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This is a stir-fry dish from the northern region of China. It’s typically made with a single marinated meat (pork, beef, chicken or seafood, but even vegetables can be used) that’s stir-fried with cole slaw greens, mushrooms, and green onions. The stir-fry is then rolled in small pancake-like wrappers instead of being served over rice like most stir-fry dishes.

If you can’t find moo shu wrappers, use flour tortillas and warm them as you would the wrappers.

As an entrée, it serves 4 (2 wraps per person). Or it can serve 8 as a snack or light lunch.


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50 Min
10 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 oz
    dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1 lb
    beef flank steak or boneless top sirloin beef or top round steak, cut into 3/4-inch thick strips
  • 3 c
    packaged cole slaw mix (omit the dressing packet)
  • 2/3 c
    sliced green onions (scallions)
  • 8
    moo shu wrappers, warmed (or 8 flour tortillas, warmed)
  • 1/3 c
    hoison sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark sesame oil
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced

How to Make Moo Shu Beef


  1. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  2. Soak mushrooms in 1 cup hot water for 20 minutes or until softened. Drain well; remove and discard stems. Cut mushroom caps into thin strips
  3. While mushrooms are soaking, cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin strips. Stack 3 or 4 strips at a time; cut lengthwise in half. Combine marinade ingredients in large bowl. Add beef; toss. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  4. Drain beef, discarding marinade. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of the beef, and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove beef. Repeat with remaining beef.
  5. Combine beef, mushrooms, coleslaw mix, green onions and cornstarch mixture in skillet. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  6. To assemble: Spread a little hoisin sauce on each tortilla. Spoon beef mixture the down center. Fold bottom edge over filling; fold right and left sides toward center, overlapping sides a bit.

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About Moo Shu Beef

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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