Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Easy, sweet and full of flavor this Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is the perfect weeknight recipe to feed the whole crowd. A copycat takeout dish that saves you money!

Mongolian Beef

I posted this recipe originally back in 2015, and I figured it was time that I did a little updating! This Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is one of my families absolute favorite meals.

Not only does this recipe take little effort, it is fix it and forget it which this time of year is absolutely perfect for our family because of all the activities that we have to do every day after school.

So I have to admit something, take out is one of my favorite things. Sometimes I really don’t feel like going to the kitchen and whipping up something every night. Although I do the majority of the time, takeout around here is a real treat that we like to indulge in from time to time.

Mongolian Beef is one of those loved Chinese-American takeout options that we always loved to splurge on, but I will have to admit that once I started making it at home it was one that we started making over and over again.

Mongolian Beef Recipe

This time of year our slow cooker is one of our best friends around here. I seriously love making things in that. It allows me to start something earlier in the day where it will be done right when we need it to be.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Flank steak (or any lean thin cut of steak)
  • Cornstarch
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Water
  • Brown Sugar

These simple ingredients mean BIG FLAVOR. One thing I LOVE about ethnic cuisine is that they get their flavors right! Some of the spice combinations that are put in some of these dishes you would never think would ever work together but they absolutely do.

This Mongolian Beef recipe is my oldest sons favorites, he comes home from school and he knows when mom has been cooking this. He is my takeout loving buddy! At least we get to share one thing together, even if it can be expensive and fattening!

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Some other fun copycat takeout recipes that I love are:

Chinese food is one of the takeout dishes we get the most, mainly because it feeds a crowd and with all my kids it would be considered a crowd!

Crockpot Mongolian Beef

HOW DO YOU MAKE CROCKPOT MONGOLIAN BEEF?

  • Cut your steak into think strips and then place in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch and toss to coat, trying to coat each strip.
  • In the bottom of a 5qt slow cooker add olive oil, minced garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce, water and brown sugar and stir to combined.
  • Add in your beef and and stir to coat.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hour on low.
  • To thicken sauce the last 30 minutes of cooking mix together 1 Tbs cornstarch and 1 Tbs water and mix into crockpot stirring around.
  • Replace lid and continue cooking.
  • Serve over rice or noodles if desired.

How can you not deny that this easy Mongolian beef is one of those recipes that you cant resist whipping up. Not just because it’s easy, minimal ingredients and a fix it and forget it meal, but because you love takeout as much as I do but just cant stomach the cost all the time.

This is the recipe you need to add to your weekly line up, trust me when I tell you that you won’t regret it!

Easy Mongolian Beef

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5 from 7 votes
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
 

Easy, sweet and full of flavor this Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is the perfect weeknight recipe to feed the whole crowd. A copycat takeout dish that saves you money!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Crockpot Mongoian Beef, Easy Mongolian Beef, Mongolian Beef, Mongolian Beef Recipe, Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 283 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs flank or round steak cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch + 1 Tbs water
Instructions
  1. Cut your steak into think strips and then place in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch and toss to coat, trying to coat each strip.
  2. In the bottom of a 5qt slow cooker add olive oil, minced garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce, water and brown sugar and stir to combined.
  3. Add in your beef and and stir to coat.
  4. Cover and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hour on low.
  5. To thicken sauce the last 30 minutes of cooking mix together 1 Tbs cornstarch and 1 Tbs water and mix into crockpot stirring around.
  6. Replace lid and continue cooking.
  7. Serve over rice or noodles if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2444mg 102%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 40g
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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14 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

  1. Oh boy, that sounds amazing and simple. I LOVE Mongolian Beef. I will be making this for sure. If you haven’t yet, please come link up to Tips and Tricks at Fearlessly Creative Mammas!

  2. Thanks for a great recipe! I love this dish but I don’t like all the MSG and the crappy selection of chicken that they use. Always fatty and greasy. Now I can make it like I want it! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays!

  3. I love a good takeout recipe, homemade is always better! This looks simply delicious, and I think my whole family will love it. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. This mongolian beef is so easy and delicious – love how everything comes together for a knockout dish everyone loves!

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