Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe

This Mongolian beef crock pot recipe is so easy to make. The tender flank steak is full of flavor, and it takes just minutes to toss all of the ingredients into the crockpot for a perfect weeknight family meal.

crock pot Mongolian Beef

The past month I took way too many trips to the grocery store and spent more time going up and down the isles than I needed to. More trips to the grocery store means more money spent since I can never just run in for “one” thing, that one ingredient turns into a cart full. I’ve done good in the past menu planning, and have been saying that I will write down a calendar, but life gets busy and it gets put on the “to do list” month after month. This month though is different, I sat down a started writing down a meal plan, using a monthly meal plan calendar that I printed.

I’ll look for easy recipes, check my pantry and fridge and write my grocery list based on what ingredients are needed. This way I know what to cook during the week and have all of the ingredients on hand. No more stressing over what to cook for dinner or running to the grocery store  5 days a week. Our dinner slow cooks all day, and I have my hands free to to something else.

crock pot Mongolian Beef

It’s a win-win for the whole family, the kids get to eat something besides sandwiches, hubby has leftovers for lunch the following day, and I don’t have to stress over what to cook for dinner. The crock pot freezer meals are my favorite kind of nights, I can throw everything into the crock-pot in the morning/early afternoon without having to dirty any dishes, and come 5pm I have a warm home cooked meal that is ready to eat.

This week the crock pot is back on the counter in full force with a roast & mushroom gravy on Sunday, Steak tacos yesterday, and today I’m making my favorite Mongolian Beef Slow Cooker recipe.

This slow cooker Mongolian beef recipe is easy to make and the kids love it. You can easily add in broccoli for an extra serving of vegetables.

Mongolian Beef Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak (or skirt steak)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • green onions (for garnish)
  • white or brown rice

How to make Mongolian Beef in the Slow Cooker:

  • Cut flank steak into bite sized pieces. Place flank steak pieces and cornstarch in a Ziplock bag, zip close and shake to evenly coat the meat.
  • Add olive oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, carrots, and red peppers into crock-pot, stir to mix. Add flank steak and evenly coat.
  • Cook time: Cook on low 4-5 hours or cook on high 2-3 hours until cooked through.
  • Serve on top of rice and garnish with green onions.

Make this Crockpot Mongolian Beef into a Freezer Meal::

  • Cut flank steak into bite sized pieces. Place steak pieces and corn starch in a Ziplock bag, zip close and shake to evenly coat.
  • Add olive oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, carrots, and red peppers into a second Ziploc bag, zip close.
  • Place both bags in freezer. When ready to use, thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours until cooked through.
  • Serve the Mongolian beef on top of rice and garnish with green onions.

Can flank steak be cooked in a slow cooker:

Yes, you can cook flank steak in a slow cooker. Our favorite flank steak slow cooker recipe is Mongolian Beef, we also use it for steak tacos.

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crock pot Mongolian Beef
Mongolian Beef
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak or skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • green onions for garnish
  • white or brown rice
Instructions
  1. Cut flank steak into bite sized pieces. Place flank steak pieces and cornstarch in a Ziplock bag, zip close and shake to evenly coat.
  2. Add olive oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, carrots, and red peppers into crock-pot, stir to mix. Add flank steak and evenly coat.
  3. Cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours until cooked through.
  4. Serve on top of rice and garnish with green onions.

 

Comments

  1. Dana Matthews says:

    If I’m not careful, this is exactly how my grocery store visits go! I try to be organized and save time. This recipe sounds awesome. I love my crockpot and I’m holding onto this recipe!

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I am not great at meal planning. This recipe looks super yummy!

  3. S Riches says:


    This is a great crockpot recipe. A nice variation on traditional pepper steak.