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Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

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Why order out when you can make your favorite Chinese takeout in the comfort of your home?
Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

Why order out when you can make your favorite Chinese takeout meal in the comfort of your home? Sliced flank steak, carrots, and onions are cooked to tender perfection when you slow cook them alongside a mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

  • Flank steak
  • Shredded carrots
  • Diced onion
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Avocado oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions

How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef?

  1. In a small bowl mix the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, avocado oil, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic.
  2. In a large zipper bag, place the sliced flank steak along with the cornstarch. Close the bag and shake it so all the meat slices are well coated with cornstarch.
  3. Place the sliced flank steak, diced onion, and shredded carrots in the pot of the slow cooker.

Pour the sauce over the meat and vegetables, stir everything together, and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours. Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top and serve over freshly cooked rice.

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

How Do I Know If The Beef Is Cooked Properly?

When properly cooked, the beef should be tender and easily break apart with a fork.

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

Why order out when you can make your favorite Chinese takeout in the comfort of your home?
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Mix the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, avocado oil, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic in a small bowl.
  • Place the sliced flank steak and the cornstarch in a large zipper bag. Close it and shake it so all the meat slices are well coated with cornstarch.
  • Place the sliced flank steak, diced onion, and shredded carrots in the pot of the slow cooker.
  • Pour the sauce over the meat and vegetables, stir, and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours. Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top and serve over freshly cooked rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 12mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Cut The Flank Steak Properly?

Slice it into ¼-inch strips cutting the steak across the grain. This will make the steak tender.

Can I Use Something Other Than Flank Steak?

Sirloin is a good substitute. Do not use stew meat because it is not tender enough.

What If I Don’t Have Cornstarch?

Cornstarch is important to help tenderize the meat and make the sauce thick, but if you don’t have any, you can use arrowroot powder or tapioca flour. The results might not be the same.

Can I Add Other Vegetables To This Dish?

Yes, you can! You can add broccoli, green beans, or red bell peppers. These are best added in the last hour of cooking so they don’t become mushy.

What Can I Do If The Sauce Is Too Runny?

You can add more cornstarch/water mixture to the pot and cook it for an additional 15-20 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Is It Necessary To Use A Slow Cooker?

You can use an Instant Pot. Use the saute function to brown the meat, then cook under high pressure for 10 minutes.

What If I Don’t Have Avocado Oil?

You can use olive oil or any neutral-flavored oil like canola or vegetable oil.

Can I Make This Dish Sweeter Or Less Sweet?

You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. Use less, or more depending on your preference as the sauce is cooking.

Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

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