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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef- Tender pieces of beef are smothered in a garlic ginger sauce with the perfect blend of sweet & savory. Quick & Easy! And healthier than take-out. { Paleo Friendly, Low-Carb}
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 257kcal


  • 1.5 lb. flank steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos for Paleo
  • ¼ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar/maple syrup for Paleo more/less to taste
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger about 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled and minced or grated
  • 1 ½ cups water divided
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch for Paleo
  • 2 green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Rice,cauliflower rice, zoodles or whatever you would like to serve beef over


  • Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot. Heat sesame oil and sear steak on each side (about 1 minute each side).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger and 1 cup water. Pour sauce over beef and deglaze the pot (by stirring any bits on the bottom or sides of pot). Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock. Select the MANUAL button (or PRESSURE COOK on Ultra model) and adjust Cook time to 8 minutes and pressure to HIGH PRESSURE. When timer beeps (cooking time complete) do a Quick Release. When float valve pop up, open lid.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and ½ cup water until well combined. Add cornstarch mixture to beef and stir. Press the SAUTE button. Adjust the temperature to low and allow pot to simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve, garnish with sliced green onion.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.8g | Protein: 23.7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 56.7mg | Sodium: 452.1mg | Potassium: 434.9mg | Sugar: 7.2g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2.4mg