#SabrosoSaturday: Mongolian Stir Fry

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health.


During my trip to Austin, Texas, my boys and I visited a Mongolian restaurant aptly called Mongolian Grille. Inside they offered a healthy buffet. Customers were allowed to load up plates with noodles, vegetables, fruits and chicken, pork or beef, if desired.  After making your selections, you create your own sauce at the sauce bar and present it to the “Grill Master” [I forgot to ask his name].  You can see a video below.

The dishes we ordered are easy to replicate at home with a wok. I included ingredients that were available at the buffet below to give you an idea of what to include in your own  recipe. I am sure there are a slew of other options that can be included, so go ahead be daring and throw it in!

NOTE: I suggested ingredients but did not write down amounts needed. This would vary based on taste. For example, my 9 year old loves pineapples so I would add extra for him, while adding less for my teen who is not a great fan.


Possible Vegetable and Fruit Ingredients:

  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Pineapple
  • Tofu
  • Green Onions
  • White Onions
  • Snap Peas
  • Eggs


Possible Meat Ingredients:

  • Grilled chicken (grilled without seasoning)
  • Grilled beef (grilled without seasoning)



  • Egg noodles OR regular noodles prepared according to package directions


  • I took a picture of their sauce combination. To view a larger image click on the photo.  Note, “L” means ladle. Their ladle was mid sized.


Sauce Instructions



  1. Cook noodles according to package.
  2. Grill meat/tofu. I did not season the meat or tofu beforehand. I felt it would take away from the flavor of the sauces; however, if you prefer, you can season to taste.
  3. Cut vegetables to bite size, making sure to core and remove any seeds as needed. Do the same for any fruits added.
  4. Spray wok with Pam. Add veggies, fruits, meat and sauce to wok.
  5. Make sure sauce covers ingredients and stir.
  6. Once browned, add noodles. Mix well.  
  7. Remove from flame after app. 2-3 minutes.


You can see a video of the “Grill Master” below! For those of you wondering, the voices in the background below to me and Andrew. We were so excited when we saw the finished product (after 4:00), we couldn’t hold back the ohhhs and ahhhs!

Till next week, eat hearty, eat healthy and eat well.

¡Buen provecho!


Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy!

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Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on their names below.

Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 OfeliaNJ March 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

OK I have got to find a Mongolian spot. The idea of customizing is wonderful, especially when they have so many choices. I’ll take some beef, broccoli, green and white onions with original Mongolian sauce.
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2 Carolyn G March 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Love it! I love anything with noodles!!
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3 Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá March 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

This is really new to me!.. but I love stir fry!, thanks for sharing! )
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4 Run DMT March 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Oh yum! I’ve heard such great things about Mongolian Buffets but I haven’t been to one yet. A new is opening up across street from my neighborhood and I can’t wait to try it out.
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5 Shar March 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Ok, now I’m hungry. That sounds delicious….I think I will now head to the store to get some of these ingredients. Delicious recipe – gotta’ try.

6 rachel March 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

next purchase — a wok!
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7 Rachel March 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Wow! Looks so cool!
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8 Sabrina March 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

Yummy – wish I had a wok…

9 Diane March 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I miss the Mongolian Grille — one of my fav places when I lived in Austin. I’m with Rachel — next purchase is a wok! Thanks for posting!

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