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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef ready in 30 minutes! Made with lots of minced garlic and fresh ginger.

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef is a very easy and delicious meal you can make in just under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 292 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 pounds flank steak , sliced across the grain
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or 2/3 cups I prefer the version with more sugar
  • 10 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger , minced
  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup green onions , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat up your pressure cooker: press Sauté -> click on the Adjust button -> select More to get the Sauté More function, which means that the food will be sautéed over medium-high heat. Wait for the Instant Pot indicator to read HOT.
  2. Add sliced beef to a large ziplock bag, add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and shake well to coat the beef evenly.
  3. Add the oil to the hot Instant Pot, once the oil is hot, add the beef and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times. If needed brown the beef in batches, you don't want to add to much as it will start releasing juice and it won't brown well.

  4. Note: You can also skip browning the beef and just add it to the pot!

  5. If bits of beef stuck to the pot, add 1/2 cup water and deglaze the pot. Using a wooden spoon scrape the bottom of the pot. You can discard that liquid if wanted.

  6. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot: minced garlic, minced ginger, lite soy sauce, brown sugar, water, rice wine and red pepper flakes. You can add less sugar, based on your taste and preference.

  7. Stir well until all the ingredients are combined and coated in sauce.
  8. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure after the 10 mins NPR. Open the lid.

  9. Make the cornstarch slurry, in a small bowl mix cornstarch with water until fully combined. With the Instant Pot on the Sauté function, add the slurry to the pot, stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes on Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Turn off the Instant Pot and let the Mongolian Beef sit for 8-10 minutes before serving, in this time the sauce will settle and thicken more.
  10. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1362mg59%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.