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


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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)
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


  • 1Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  • 2Soak mushrooms in 1 cup hot water for 20 minutes or until softened. Drain well; remove and discard stems. Cut mushroom caps into thin strips
  • 3While 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.
  • 4Drain 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.
  • 5Combine beef, mushrooms, coleslaw mix, green onions and cornstarch mixture in skillet. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  • 6To 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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