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Mongolian Beef Dish

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Have you ever forgot to look at your recipe for dinner in the morning and realized it was a Crockpot recipe and now it’s only 2 hours before dinner? I have been doing this a lot lately and probably should have learned my lesson by now. Ha! This Instant Pot recipe was adapted from a Crockpot recipe from the Frugal Real Food Meal Plan I’m currently using. I converted it to use in the Instant Pot, substituting what I already had on hand and adding extra veggies I needed to use up to make it work. It turned out great!

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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Easy & delicious Mongolian Beef. Serve over rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Plus Come to Pressure & Release Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mongolian
Keyword: Instant Pot Mongolian Beef, Mongolian Beef


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 lb flank steak, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2-4 heads broccoli, cut into florets (2 large or 4 small heads)
  • 1 cup uncooked white basmati rice Plus 2 cups water

To Finish

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  • Prepare rice on stove. Add 1 cup rice, 2 cups water to medium suacepan, sprinkle in salt. Bring to boil covered, turn down heat, simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Rest 10 minutes with lid. Fluff w/fork. Prepare meat in pressure cooker while rice is cooking.
  • Place sliced meat, water, soy sauce, garlic, olive oil and molasses in pressure cooker. Set for 12 minutes High Pressure. Natural Release 10 minutes.
  • Mix cornstarch in 1/2 cup water, add to pot. Add in veggies, stir to combine and set to High Pressure 3 minutes. Natural Release 5 minutses. Use Saut√© feature for a few minutes to thicken sauce to your preferred thickness. Serve over rice.

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