Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat (Best Recipe) - Rasa Malaysia (2024)

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Beijing Beef, Panda Express Style

Beijing beef is one of the most popular beef recipesat Panda Express and many readers had emailed and asked me about Panda ExpressBeijing beef recipe.

To develop this recipe, I specifically went to Panda Express and tried out the dish. After careful examination of the ingredients used, and tasting the sauce carefully, I think I have gotten down the copycat recipe of Beijing Beef.

So here is the yummy copycat Panda ExpressBeijing beef recipe. This recipe tastes better and fresher than the ones at Panda Express!

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How to Make Beijing Beef

As with most recipes served at Panda Express, the protein is coated in batter and deep-fried. To create a truly amazing Beijing sauce, I adjusted the recipe and ingredients a few times to get to the right balance of flavors.

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Beijing Beef Sauce

The list of ingredients in the Beijing sauce is long, but be rest assured, after you taste it, you would want to make it again and again. It’s actually quite addictive and good.

The good news is that you can make the sauce in a big batch and keep in the fridge and whenever you are craving it, you can make this Beijing Beef, or Beijing Chicken. It’s totally up to you!

What Is Beijing Style Sauce?

Beijing sauce contains fermented products in order to create a delightful blend of sour, sweet, and savory taste. The flavor is super versatile and can be used even as a dipping sauce.

How Many Calories per Serving?

This recipe is only 296 calories per serving.

What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?

For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat

Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat – the most delicious Beijing Beef that tastes exactly like Panda Express, but healthier and much better than takeout.


By Bee Yinn Low

Yield 3 people

Prep 20 minutes mins

Cook 10 minutes mins

Total 30 minutes mins


  • 8 oz (230g) flank steak (sirloin or beef flap, cut against the grain into 1/4 inch (5mm) slices)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 medium-sized yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper (cut into pieces)
  • cornstarch (to dust beef for deep-frying)
  • salt and sugar to taste


  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 dash ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Beijing Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • Prepare the Marinade in a bowl and mix well. Marinate the beef for 15 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, mix all the Beijing Sauce ingredients. Set aside.

  • Place cornstarch in a bag/bowl. Toss marinated beef in cornstarch, coat well, and set aside in the refrigerator.

  • Heat up enough oil over high heat. Coat beef slices with cornstarch again, making sure the beef slices are well coated. Shake off the excess cornstarch from beef slices. Prepare to deep-fry beef (in small batches). Drop in the beef slices and deep-fry for 1-2 minutes, or until light golden brown. Dish out, drained on paper towel and set aside.

  • In a wok, heat up the oil over high heat. Stir-fry the onion and bell pepper until fragrant and slightly charred, add in the garlic and continue to stir-fry for 10 seconds. Remove from wok.

  • Heat up wok over medium-high heat, pour in the Beijing Sauce seasoning. Bring it to a simmer or until it thickens. You may adjust salt, soy sauce, water, etc., to taste.

  • Toss in the deep-fried beef and stir-fried onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Stir well for 1 minute, or until the beef is completely cooked and absorbed the sauce. Dish out and serve with hot steamed rice.


You can use chicken instead of beef.

Course: Chinese Recipes

Cuisine: Beef

Keywords: panda express beijing beef


Nutrition Facts

Panda Express Beijing Beef Copycat

Amount Per Serving (3 people)

Calories 296Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Cholesterol 100mg33%

Sodium 1088mg47%

Carbohydrates 20g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 16g18%

Protein 19g38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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