Mongolian moose recipe imageMongolian Moose: recipe using moose meat instead of beef

Mongolian Moose Recipe by Melissa Norris

Mongolian moose? Put an Alaskan spin on an old favorite using moose meat instead of beef for this mouthwatering Mongolian Moose recipe sure to put a smile on your face!


  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced moose steak
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 bunch green onions, cut on diagonal into 2-inch pieces

Mongolian Moose Instructions

  1. Heat one tbsp vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for about one minute. Add the soy sauce, water, and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10- or 12 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  2. Slice moose steak against the grain into 1/4-inch slices and toss with cornstarch either in a mixing bowl or gallon ZipLoc bag. Allow the moose steak to sit for 10 minutes.
    Heat 1 cup vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the moose in small batches and cook each batch for 2- to 3 minutes, flipping pieces halfway through. Remove the meat, being sure to drain the oil. Add to saucepan, stir to coat with sauce, and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add red-pepper flakes and stir in green onions. Serve with rice and vegetable.


Melissa Norris is publisher of Fish Alaska and Hunt Alaska magazines.

This Mongolian Moose recipe originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of Hunt Alaska.