Crock Pot Mongolian Beef is a delicious, easy meal you’ll love! Strips of beef are cooked in Asian sauce until tender, then served on rice!
Looking for a delicious, hearty dish you can whip up in a few minutes and then throw in the slow cooker? Try this yummy recipe for crock pot Mongolian beef! It’s SIMPLE to prepare, and then your handy dandy slow cooker does the rest of the work for you! If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner (busy days, right?), this dish is a perfect solution.
Strips of beef (I use flank steak) are cooked low and slow in a delicious Asian-inspired, slightly sweet sauce. The beef strips, once cooked, are coated in a thick, lip-smackin’ sauce and are incredibly tender. We enjoy the beef and sauce served on rice, with a veggie on the side. It’s a delicious and hearty meal you’re going to love! Here’s how simple it is to make:
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Prepare The Meat
For this recipe you will need 1¾ pounds of flank steak. It is usually packaged as a long, flat strip of meat. You will need to slice the beef into thin (about ½”) strips. TIP: If you freeze the flank steak for about 15 minutes, it will be much easier to slice.
Put the strips of beef into a large re-sealable plastic bag. Add cornstarch to the bag, and shake well, to cover the beef strips with cornstarch. The cornstarch will help to thicken the sauce for this recipe. Set the bag aside once the meat is fairly well-coated.
Make The Sauce
Okay… now it’s time to make the sauce. It’s EASY! The sauce ingredients can be added directly to your crock pot. To make the sauce you will need water, low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, minced garlic, and grated carrots.
Add the sauce ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir well, to fully dissolve the brown sugar and combine the ingredients.
Ready, Set… Cook!
Add the prepared beef strips to the slow cooker and stir, to combine with the sauce. Now the crock pot Mongolian beef is ready to cook. See how easy that was?
There are two choices for how long you want to cook this dish. You can either cook it on HIGH for 2-3 hours OR you can cook it on LOW for 4-5 hours. I usually cook it on a low setting, because then I can simply not think about it, and go about my business. Towards the end of the cooking time I make a pot of rice (and a veggie) to serve with this dish.
When done, the sauce will have thickened, and the beef strips will be incredibly tender. This means the crock pot Mongolian beef is ready for serving. Whoo Hoo!
Serving Crock Pot Mongolian Beef
To serve this meal, I lay down a base of steamed rice on each plate, and spoon the crock pot Mongolian beef (and sauce) on top. At this point, this meal is ready to eat, but if you want to “fancy it up” just a bit, why not make it “pop” a bit more? We eat with our eyes first, so I enjoy making it LOOK GOOD, too!
I like to garnish each serving with a few grated carrots and chopped green onions. It gives this dish color (and even more flavor!). When served with a nice green veggie (we enjoy steamed broccoli), this becomes a very pleasing to look at meal! Just wait until you taste it, though. It is DELICIOUS!
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- Slow Cooker Carne Asada
- Easy Crock Pot Refried Beans
- Green Chili Chicken Crockpot Enchilada Soup
- Chunky Crock Pot Apples
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Recipe adapted from Alyssa at: http://therecipecritic.com/2015/08/slow-cooker-mongolian-beef/
Crock Pot Mongolian Beef is a delicious, easy meal you'll love! Strips of beef are cooked in Asian sauce until tender, then served on rice!
- 1¾ pounds flank steak
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar dark or light
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- chopped green onions/grated carrots, for garnish OPTIONAL, but GOOD
Slice beef into strips (about ½") . TIP: If you freeze meat for 15 minutes, it's easier to slice. Put beef strips of beef in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Add cornstarch. Shake well, to coat beef strips with cornstarch. Set bag aside once meat is well-coated.
Add water, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, carrots and garlic to crock pot. Stir well, to dissolve brown sugar and combine ingredients.
Add beef strips to crock pot; stir, to cover with sauce. Cook on HIGH (lid on) for 2-3 hours OR you can cook it on LOW (lid on) for 4-5 hours. When done, sauce will have thickened and meat will be very tender.
Serve the beef (and sauce) on top of rice. If desired, garnish each serving with additional shredded carrots and chopped green onions. Enjoy!
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