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Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe

I am all about getting dinner on the table fast! It can be anything from Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls that take just minutes to make, or something that sits in the crock pot all day and I just pull it out at dinner time.

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Anytime I don’t have to do a ton of work I am happy!

Crock Pot Chili is one of my favorites for easy dinners that are just waiting for me. I brown the ground beef, and then just dump and go.

I come home to dinner ready. Doesn’t get much better than that!

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So this Mongolian Beef Recipe is different than the traditional because it uses ground beef. Ground beef is so much cheaper than any cut of steak, so this is definitely something you can make any night of the week and not feel guilty about!

Serve with some veggies on the side and you have a whole dinner that everyone is going to love, done in minutes.

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Mongolian beef sauce is really just soy sauce, a sweetener, vinegar to give it some tang, and chili paste for some spice. It is really simple to throw together.

You don’t have a ton of sauce in this recipe, it really just coats the meat and gives it such great flavor! 

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How to Make Mongolian Beef with Ground Beef

There are really just 2 steps to make this recipe. It comes together in really just minutes, and could not be easier.

  • In a large skillet you will brown the ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces. Once it is mostly cooked you will add the garlic and ginger and cook for a couple minutes.
  • Mix together the sauce in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  • After the beef is cooked, you just add the sauce and let simmer for a few minutes.
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That is it! Really, you are done in about 15 minutes. And you have something that is cheap, easy, and the whole family is going to love it! 

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Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe

Erin S.
Ground Mongolian Beef is a budget friendly twist on the classic delivery dish. All the great taste in a cheap and easy dinner you can have ready in minutes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 426.44 kcal


  • 1 Ground Beef
  • 1 Sesame Oil
  • 3 Garlic minced
  • 2 Ginger Paste or approximately 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 Green Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Sesame Seeds
  • 0.25 Soy Sauce
  • 2 Brown Sugar
  • 2 Mirin or cooking sherry
  • 1 Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Chili Garlic Paste (Dynasty)
  • 2 Cooked White Rice


  • In a large skillet heat sesame oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef, breaking up and cooking for 5-6 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce until smooth.
  • Pour sauce over meat mixture. Mix until well combined. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately over rice.


Calories: 426.44kcalCarbohydrates: 32.94gProtein: 25.75gFat: 15.5gSaturated Fat: 0.25gSodium: 1290.38mgFiber: 0.38gSugar: 6.75g
Keyword Asian, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Ground Beef, Onions, Sauces, Sauteed, Skillets
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