Sunday, May 5, 2019

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef recipe is the easiest way to make Mongolian Beef! Perfectly tender beef in a silky ginger soy glaze, with great sweet and spicy flavors!

The Easiest Mongolian Beef Recipe

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Hey guys, it’s Amanda from The Chunky Chef.  I love being a contributor here on TSRI, and will be here sharing some of my favorite recipes each month!  This meal has been in my family’s rotation for a while now, and I just knew I had to share it with all of you!

The main thing I love so much about this Mongolian beef recipe is that unlike, some slow cooker meals, it’s made entirely in the crock pot, with no extra steps to take.  No browning the meat, no broiling… just adding all the ingredients, turning on the slow cooker and walking away.  Simply amazing.

And this meal is certainly not short on flavor!  The garlic and ginger bring plenty of classic Mongolian beef flavor, and combined with sweet/heat combination of brown sugar and Sriracha sauce… it’s a powerhouse of amazing flavors!

Mongolian Beef in a slow cooker

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Helpful Tips to Make Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef:

  • Slice your flank steak against the grain.  As you’re looking at the beef, you’ll see lines, like the grain on a piece of wood.  You want to slice it across those lines, not alongside them.  Doing this ensures an incredibly tender piece of beef.
  • The carrots are optional, but add a great texture!
  • Add the Sriracha to your tastes.  I like this recipe to have a little heat to balance out the sweetness.
  • To make this a complete meal, add some steamed broccoli!

What You Will Need to Make Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef:


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Bowl of Mongolian Beef

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Yield: 4-6

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef recipe is the easiest way to make Mongolian Beef! Perfectly tender beef in a silky ginger soy glaze, with great sweet and spicy flavors!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 10 mins


  • 1-1/2 pounds thinly sliced flank steak (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or other light flavored oil)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (can substitute with red pepper flakes or cayenne instead - in whatever amount you prefer)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 4-6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Add sliced flank steak and cornstarch to a large resealable plastic bag.  Close and shake to coat well.
  2. To the bottom of slow cooker, add vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, water, soy sauce, brown sugar and Sriracha sauce.  Stir to combine.
  3. Add in coated flank steak and carrots and stir again until everything is coated in the sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 4-6 hours, until steak is fully cooked and tender.
  5. Serve over white rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

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