Beijing Beef Panda Express Recipe (Copycat)

Beijing Beef Panda Express Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make Beijing Beef Panda Express (Copycat)

This beijing beef Panda Express copycat recipe yields a tasty dish of beef strips, cooked with bell peppers in a sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbflank steak,sliced into thin strips
  • 6tbspcornstarch,for dusting
  • oil,for frying

For Marinade:

  • 1egg
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2tbspwater
  • 1tbspcornstarch

For Sauce:

  • 4tbspwater
  • 4tbspsugar
  • 3tbspketchup
  • 2tbspvinegar
  • ¼tspchili pepper,crushed
  • 2tspcornstarch

For Vegetables:

  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1medium red bell pepper,diced
  • 1medium green bell pepper,diced
  • 1medium white onion,sliced


  1. Cut beef into thin strips. In a bowl of sealable bag combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Add beef slices and marinate for 15 minutes.

  2. While beef in marinating mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate.

  3. When the beef is done marinating coat the beef slices with 6 tablespoons of cornstarch. Remove any access cornstarch and deep fry, either in a deep fryer or wok, the beef slices in batches until floating or golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Add a couple tablespoons of oil to the wok and add minced garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add red and green bell peppers and onions, then stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside.

  5. Pour sauce into the wok and heat until boiling.

  6. In a serving dish, add the beef and vegetables and coat with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 384.77kcal
  • Fat: 14.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.06g
  • Fiber: 1.79g
  • Sugar: 18.38g
  • Protein: 26.49g
  • Cholesterol: 117.10mg
  • Sodium: 343.35mg
  • Calcium: 52.86mg
  • Potassium: 584.19mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 64.97mg
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