1 Delicious Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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1 Delicious Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef.
Dreaming of Asian flavors but short on time? Slow-cooker Mongolian Beef is your weeknight hero! Savory-sweet sauce infused with ginger and garlic simmers with tender beef strips until melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Picture fluffy white rice absorbing all that deliciousness—pure comfort food magic, made easy in your slow cooker!

1 Delicious Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 250 mins Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 450

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1 Delicious Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef.
Busy weeknights don't have to mean boring meals. Slow-cooker Mongolian beef is your hero! This recipe transforms the classic Mongolian beef experience into a hassle-free slow cooker masterpiece. Picture melt-in-your-mouth beef bathed in a sweet and savory sauce, infused with ginger and garlic. Served over fluffy white rice, each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes—pure comfort food magic.
The beauty of this dish lies in the slow cooking method:
Just toss the ingredients in, set the timer, and relax! The slow cooker works its magic, allowing the flavors to meld perfectly while the beef becomes incredibly tender.
This recipe is a lifesaver for busy schedules. Prepare everything in the morning and come home to a delicious and satisfying dinner ready to go.
The slow cooking process intensifies the flavors, resulting in a dish bursting with savory, sweet, and slightly tangy notes.
Flank steak is the traditional cut for Mongolian beef, and for good reason:
Flank steak offers great flavor at a reasonable price.
Slicing the flank steak thinly against the grain ensures tender, delicious bites.
The star of the show is the sauce, a symphony of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors that complements the beef perfectly:
The foundation, adds a salty depth of flavor.
Balances the savory notes with a touch of sweetness.
Adds another layer of sweetness and richness.
These aromatics infuse the sauce with a warm, inviting fragrance.
A splash adds a touch of tanginess and cuts through the richness.
The finishing touch, adding a nutty aroma and a hint of toasty flavor, elevates the entire dish.
Here's a breakdown of the steps for making Slow Cooker Mongolian beef:

Marinate for Extra Flavor (Optional): Marinating the beef for 30 minutes to an hour (or even overnight) in a mixture of soy sauce, cornstarch, and a touch of sugar can enhance the texture and taste, but it's not essential.
Thinly Slice the Beef: This is crucial! Slice the flank steak thinly against the grain for the best texture. Thin slices cook quickly and become melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Combine the Sauce Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey (if using), rice vinegar, sesame oil, and aromatics like garlic and ginger.
Slow Cooker Magic: Add the sliced beef (marinated or unmarinated) to the slow cooker and pour the prepared sauce over it, ensuring everything is evenly coated.
Set and Forget: Cook on low for 6–8 hours or on high for 3–4 hours, depending on your slow cooker and desired tenderness.
Comfort Food Heaven: Once the beef is cooked through and tender, serve it alongside fluffy white rice, noodles, or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. Garnish with chopped scallions or sesame seeds for a pop of color and extra flavor.

Tips and Variations
Spice it Up: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce for a touch of heat.
Veggie Power: For a more colorful and veggie-packed dish, add sliced bell peppers or broccoli florets during the last hour of cooking.
Thicken the Sauce (Optional): If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with water) and add it to the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Leftover Magic: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef reheats beautifully, making it a great option for meal prep or leftovers for lunch the next day.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Toss the Steak in a Cornstarch Coat: Place the flank steak in a resealable plastic bag along with the cornstarch.

  1. Shake the bag well to ensure the cornstarch evenly coats the steak.

  1. Let the steak rest in the bag for 10 minutes. This step helps tenderize the meat.

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  1. Add the coated steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until it's browned on all sides.

  1. This takes about 2–4 minutes and adds a delicious seared flavor to the beef.

  1. Gather your ingredients: Grab the browned flank steak, onion, garlic, green onions, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, and hoisin sauce.

  1. Add all the ingredients, including the seared steak and vegetables, to your slow cooker.

  1. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for about 4 hours.

  1. This slow cooking process allows the beef to become melt-in-your-mouth tender while the flavors meld beautifully.
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