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Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

This Crock Pot Mongolian Beef is easy to prepare with just 6 simple steps. The beef is incredibly tender and the savory sauce has an amazing flavor. Serve this popular dish with a side of fluffy white rice, or brown rice, egg rolls, and steamed broccoli.

Why I love this recipe

Skip the Chinese takeout with this small batch recipe for two. It makes just 2 individual servings for a great lunch, dinner, or impressive romantic date night

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Crock Pot Mongolian Beef over rice on a plate.
Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

low-sodium soy sauce

water

ground ginger

jarred minced garlic

brown sugar

Optional – crushed red pepper flakes

corn starch

green onion

steak

Substitutions and Additions

Try adding a sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish.

Try grating fresh ginger instead of using ground ginger.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

Step 1 – On a cutting board, dice the green onion and slice the steak very thin.

Step 2 – Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.

Mongolian sauce ingredients in a bowl.
Mongolian Sauce

Step 3 – Pour the sauce into a small 4-quart crock pot.

Step 4 – Add the sliced green onions and the beef strips to the crockpot and stir until well-coated with the sauce.

Mongolian beef, sauce, and green onions in a slow cooker crock pot
Mongolian Beef Recipe Crockpot

Step 5 – Cook on high setting for 2-3 hours or on low setting for 4-5 hours.

Step 6 – Serve over a bed of rice, and garnish with additional sliced green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seed, if desired.

Crock Pot Mongolian Beef over rice on a plate.
Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

Pro Tips

You can adjust the heat by adding more or less red pepper flakes.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe FAQs

What type of beef is best for Mongolian Beef?

Sirloin steak is a great choice but you can also use skirt steak, hanger steak, or tender flank steak for this easy slow cooker recipe.

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Crock Pot Mongolian Beef over rice on a plate.

Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

This Crock Pot Mongolian Beef is easy to prepare with just 6 simple steps. The beef is incredibly tender and the savory sauce has an amazing flavor. Serve this popular dish with a side of fluffy white rice, or brown rice, egg rolls, and steamed broccoli.
4.54 from 32 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine American Asian
Servings 2
Calories 466 kcal

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  • Optional – 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adds spicy heat)
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

For the Steak:

  • 1 green onion (more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 lb sirloin steak (skirt steak, hanger steak, or tender flank steak)

Instructions
 

  • On a cutting board, dice the green onion and slice the steak very thin.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the sauce into a 4-quart crock pot.
  • Add the sliced green onions and the beef strips to the crockpot and stir until well-coated with the sauce.
  • Cook on high heat for 2 hours or on low heat for 4 hours.
  • Serve over a bed of rice, and garnish with additional sliced green onions if desired.

Notes

  • You can adjust the heat by adding more or less red pepper flakes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 53gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1288mgPotassium: 955mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 5mg
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Recipe Rating




Bobbie

Thursday 4th of May 2023

So simple and so delicious! You might need to add another 1/4 cup water. At the 3 1/2 hour mark on low, the sauce was extremely thick and if left to cook longer, it would have burned. I added the additional water and it was fine. One green onion is not enough, we used three. If you like heat, add more red pepper flakes. I will be making this again.

Jerry

Monday 15th of November 2021

This says two different things.

Cook Time: 2 Hours But in the recipe it says 2 hours on High and 4 Hours on Low

Zona

Monday 15th of November 2021

Hi Jerry, the cook time is 2 hours on high OR 4 hours on low. Thanks and I hope that helps :)

Connie Pullum

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Could you use a pork loin ?

Zona

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Hi Connie, I have not tried using pork loin in this recipe. I think it would probably work fine if you slice it thin like we do with the beef. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out for you.

Connie

Thursday 16th of July 2020

EXCELLENT used sirloin steak we got at Costco Won't put as much pepper flakes next time. Just perfect amount for my small crock pot..3 1/2 quart served with rice

Kalyani

Monday 4th of May 2020

I was looking for recipes to make in my crockpot since I haven't used it since I bought it. I figured with all the quarantine going on; I would crack it open. This receipt was the first I tried. It was delicious! So each for someone who doesn't cook to follow. The meat was juicy and tender, and I added a bit more crushed pepper for spice. Thank you for this recipe. It's so great!