About this Mongolian Beef Recipe
As a mom I’ve learned how to be frugal, it’s just part of life. This recipe calls for Flank Steak which is heavenly all on it’s own.
However, you can also use a lesser quality steak and still achieve a good copycat to the original Mongolian Beef Recipe you’ve come to love.
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef is quick, easy and so tender. It’s delicious.
It’s no lie, I do have expensive tastes. However, I’ve learned hacks to spend less and still enjoy the things I want most. When feeding a family, and especially boys, meals need to go as far as they can while still providing nutrition and great taste.
I’m a sucker for a great steak and I love Mongolian Beef. It’s juicy and tender and packed full of flavors that I just love. But I can’t always afford an expensive cut of meat. So this hack will save you a few dollars without losing the flavors you are looking for.
Try purchasing Carne Asada, which is a thin sliced beef. Often times your local grocer will have packages of this thin sliced beef ready for you to pick up a package to two and you will be on your way to a great meal.
The recipe is the same for either cuts of meat. But I hope you enjoy a few extra dollars in your pocket. I know I do!
Do I have to use Flank or Skirt Steak for Mongolian Beef?
No, you do not. Traditionally Mongolian Beef is made with Flank steak as it’s so juicy and tender, however I would also recommend a Carne Asada cut of meat as well.
What can I serve Mongolian Beef With?
We like Rice (brown or white), however you can also serve with noodles, chow mien, or even a bowl of freshly steamed veggies is perfect.
I want to make a family style Chinese Meal, what other recipes can I try?
How do I thicken my sauce?
The sauce can be easily thickened by adding 2 Tbs Cornstarch to as little as water as possible and adding it to your sauce.
Is Mongolian Beef Spicy?
Red Pepper Flakes give this recipe a kick, but you can tone it down or up depending on how many you add.
What does Mongolian Beef Taste Like?
People love the taste of Take Out. The rich brown sauce is addicting with the flavors of soy, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. It’s sweet and savory all in one and served over rice is the perfect balance of flavors.
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To thicken sauce, add 2 tbl Cornstarch to as little as water as possible and mix, then add to your sauce over medium heat and stir. The sauce will thicken up nicely.
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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Step by Step Instructions
Heat Instant Pot to Saute’ and allow to get hot. Add Olive Oil and Garlic. Add Slice steak. Cook 90 seconds per side and turn off Instant Pot.
In a separate bowl combine, soy sauce, brown sugar, beef broth, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir. Add to Instant Pot
Set to Manual for 4 minutes and then Quick Release.
Add cornstarch slurry to thicken sauce. Add carrots and close lid for 1 minute to soften.
Garnish with green onion slices and sesame seeds. Serve over rice, chow mien, or steamed vegetables. Enjoy!
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