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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy dinner recipe, Family dinner recipe, Instant Pot Beef Recipe, Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Servings: 6
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 pounds flank steak cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 green onions sliced into 1-inch pieces


  • Put oil in the cooking pot and press SAUTE.
  • When oil begins to sizzle, brown meat in batches until all meat is browned. Transfer Meat to plate once browned.
  • Add the garlic and saute one minute. Add soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, and ginger. Stir to combine.
  • Add browned beef, place lid on top of Instant Pot.
  • Press the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button.
  • Set timer for 11 minutes.
  • When cooking is finished, move the knob to VENTING and do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure.
  • Combine the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water, whisking until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce in the pot, stirring constantly.
  • Push the Saute button and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Stir in green onions. Serve over rice.


For added heat, feel free to sprinkle red pepper flakes on top when serving.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg