Mongolian beef


August 29, 2014

Mongolian beef 5 0 5 56
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 4


Chuck beef 650g thin sliced

1/4 cup (30g) cornflour

2 tsp (40ml) olive oil

1 onion thinly sliced

1 tbsp minced garlic

3 spring onion, sliced diagonally into 1cm pieces

1/4 cup (65ml) soy sauce

1/4 cup (65ml) water

1/4 cup (40g) brown sugar

1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root

1/4 cup (65ml) hoisin sauce

A dash of sesame seed oil


1Place chuck steak and cornflour in a re sealable plastic bag.

2Shake the bag to evenly coat the chuck steak with cornflour.

3Allow steak to rest for 10min.


5Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.

6Cook steak until evenly browned, 2-4 minutes.

7Place onion, garlic, chuck steak, spring onion in slow cooker.

8Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, water, ginger, hoisin sauce and sesame seed oil, pour over veg and beef.

9Cook on low setting for about 3.5 to 4 hours.

10Serve with stir-fried vegetable and steamed rice.

Submitted by Cheng


87 Reviews

Sharyn Olave

September 25, 2017

A very tasty meal. Will definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing your recipe


September 25, 2017

Loved the recipe very tasty

Elizabeth Gomez

September 16, 2017

Demolished!!! I’m usually very critical of anything I cook (much to my husbands frustration!). I cannot actually fault this recipe!

Samantha Cooper

September 5, 2017

I’ve made this before and omgodness tasted like it was brought from a Chinese restaurant. Was so good. Making it again tonight.

Darren Comley

September 3, 2017

An absolute winner! Doubled the recipe and served on fried rice. Perfect Father’s Day lunch and four meals for leftovers. Added 3 chopped up chilli’s and seeds and gave it the minor hint of heat I was looking for to complement the magnificent flavour


September 1, 2017

This was so easy and so delicious!! Served with rice and steamed vegies. Will definitely be making it again.

Jess Thatch

August 25, 2017

I think i used the wrong cut of steak so was a little tough but amazing otherwise

Ellen Polomka

August 16, 2017

Love this. I didn’t realize how many I would like it.


July 31, 2017

I didnt brown the beef and found it to be a yummy and easy dish that was a big hit. Will definately be on my favourite list


July 27, 2017

Made for the first time tonight. Was a success! Served with coconut rice. Added to my folder of favourites that I have been printing out. Definitely making again.

Jessica Hansen

July 20, 2017

Finally tried this recipe out and what can I say what a wonderful flavor! So easy and you don’t even need to thicken the sauce as it gets a great consistency on its own. With just the right amount of sauce to go with the lovely tender meat, will definitely be making this again.

Darren Comley

July 18, 2017

I made this for the first time and based on earlier feedback I was expecting a strong flavour. It did not disappoint!! Really easy to make and really tasty meal. I will definitely make this again and it lends it self to doubling or tripling the recipe if you have a large crew to feed. I served it with the site’s fried rice recipe. First time for both recipes and both were real winners!!

Yvette Copley

July 11, 2017

This was delicious! I lightly steamed some chopped broccoli, carrots and zucchini and stirred them through for the last half hour of cooking time and served it with rice.
We will be having this again!


July 9, 2017

I’d like to substitute the sugar for 1/4 cup of Rice Malt Syrup. I wonder whether anyone has tried this? I’m just trying to cut back on the sugar…but it sounds delicious!

Christine Nash

July 8, 2017

Made this for the first time. Family loved it. The only thing I might change next time is a dash of sweet chilli sauce.
I have 2 fussy eaters and they both went back for seconds.
Thank you so much for sharing.


June 23, 2017

YUM! I made beef stock and put this in instead of plain water. I separately steamed carrot and (tinned) baby corn and mixed this through just before serving.

This is thin strips so 4hrs is correct 🙂

Vanessa Horne

June 19, 2017

Is 4 hours enough cooking time for chuck steak?? I usually cook chuck for 8 hours.

Sandra Carven

June 15, 2017

Made this for the second time tonight, my husband absolutely loves it. Adding to favourites list. I am now addicted to this site, the recipes are so easy. I did add some sliced up leek as I didn’t have spring onions.


June 2, 2017

This is one of my favourite meals to make in the slow cooker. It is so easy, fairly cheap (I get about 5 lots of it from medium sized bottles of soy and hoisin at approx $2.50/bottle and the steak is a cheap cut as well), and absolutely delicious. Everyone loves it from kids to adults. Total winner.


May 20, 2017

Not a fan! I made it once before and didn’t like the taste so tried it again, thinking I may have done something wrong…… nope, just not a fan of the flavour!
Not sure if it’s because I love the Chinese version and it’s nothing like this!! Maybe I’m just picky!

Ann Noonan

March 15, 2017

This was so good….and the aroma going through the house was awesome loved it thank you 😃

It produces more during cooking 🙂


March 6, 2017

ive had to double this recipe is there meant to be much fluid or little to none?

June Swiney

February 21, 2017

do you think hokein noodle will be a good accompniment. Am making now


February 19, 2017

I made this with lamb and it was delicious! It’s a very strong flavour but I love hoi-sin sauce so that’s OK. I served with rice and stir-fry veg.

Vicki Buzelin

February 18, 2017

Loved this dish as does my usually fussy son. I’ve made it many times and found it a little salty at first but i now reduce the amount of soy sauce and add capsicum and carrot. Perfect!

Jenny Greenwell

January 16, 2017

Just love this dish, will definitely make again. I used rump steak thinly sliced. Next time will double recipe. Thanks for sharing

Jenny Greenwell

January 16, 2017

This was one of the best dishes I have made in the SC. The sauceis amazing and the meat so tender. Loved it


January 12, 2017

I doubled the recipe as we are a large family and it was loved by all… 5 kids no complaints 4 asked for seconds!! Must try!

Ange Marie

January 12, 2017

This was a yummy recipe.
Next time I will cook for 2.5 as at 3hrs my meat was dry so i didnt cook it for the 4hrs stated in the recipe. It could be my slow cooker might cook hotter. I also added 1 carrot sliced, 1/2 cup sliced capsicum, 1/2 cup beans cut in half & I added them at the beginning next time i will add them at 2hrs. I also added some freshly chopped chilli to hubbys he liked it. I will make it again.

Angela Te Whata

January 11, 2017

Is there an alternative for the hoisin sauce please?

Cut into strips first 🙂


January 11, 2017

So do you need to chop up the chuck steak before cooking or you just brown the big steaks and it falls apart in the sc anyway?


January 11, 2017

I’ve made this numerous times and each time it is loved by one and all. My Uncle tried it last year for the first time and OMG he went back for seconds and I’m talking big servings here. Now he is nagging my Aunt to make it for him 😀 Great and easy meal to make. I always make double so I have leftovers 🙂

jenni charleston

September 27, 2016

One of the first few things I could get the fussy 16 year old to eat from the slow cooker – love the way it wafts through the house while cooking too – YUM!

Colleen Snibson

September 9, 2016

Wow. Once reading that this was better than store bought, I had to try it. I must say, it didn’t disappoint. I had about 1.1 kg of beef, so I doubled the recipe. And this time, I adjusted my cooking time to compensate for my slow cooker, and the meat turned out absolutely beautiful. I ended up cooking it for 3 hours on low instead of the 3.5 – 4 hours.
The family’s only real negative was they found the sauce to be a bit intense, but all that means is that next time I make it (and there will definitely be a next time), I will probably reduce the amount of the sauce a little or add a bit more water.


August 10, 2016

Delicious! A huge fav with the whole family! I added lots of veggies to our mix, yum!

Robyn Smith

August 7, 2016

Really disappointing. Horrible flavour, didnt like it at all. Binned it..toast for dinner tonight..?

Sharon Don

August 7, 2016

Enjoyed by all partner says it’s a keeper ??


August 4, 2016

Hi I am going to make the Mongolian beef tomorrow and wanted to know if it is necessary to brown the meat. Loving all your recipes. Thanks


August 3, 2016

This was delicious! I didn’t cook the meat first and was still great! Will definitely make this again!

Nat Revell

July 26, 2016

Made this for dinner tonight. Was very tasty! Add broccoli and carrot, served with rice 🙂

Christie C

July 4, 2016

It wasn’t as spicy as it is when you get it take-away, but that was perfect for my daughter who wouldn’t usually touch it. She ate every last bit! Great flavour. Definitely on our ‘do again’ list.

Sarah Deane

June 12, 2016

This dish is amazing! Quite happily have seconds every time 😀

Jo Dobson

June 7, 2016

Big hit with my family just a little rich but was still super yummy

Leeanne Henderson

May 29, 2016

absolutely delicious have made a few times always enjoyed


May 27, 2016

This was very delicious when I tried it for the first time last week. I did have to cook it for longer to get the meat tender though, but that’s no biggie 🙂


May 23, 2016

It was great. Full of flavour but also light. Went well with rice. Will be making it again

Kristen Booker

May 21, 2016

I had a few problems frying up the beef strips (they stuck to the pan!) but overall this was a success. I also cooked it for 5-6 hours and the meat was beautifully tender.


May 21, 2016

Thinking of trying this, do you need to brown the meat or can I throw it in the slow cooker raw? Thanks!

Jenny riley

May 19, 2016

What can you substitute for Hoskins sauce I live in the bush and really want to make it..

Amy McDonald

May 18, 2016

Very rich, we didn’t like it at all

Samantha reynolds

May 18, 2016

I made this last night after reading the comment I halted the amount of sugar and put some green pepper and mushrooms and chili false in it was delicious the beef just melted in your mouth def make this again


May 10, 2016

Absolutely Devine. Everyone who I’ve made this for just love it

Jo Smith

May 9, 2016

Made this today. Had no brown sugar so added just under 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead and then an hour befre I wanted to serve I add julienne carrots, broccoli and beans. Then served with steamed rice.


May 6, 2016

Made this last night and it was a hit, tasted so good. Added mushrooms, carrots, snow peas and capsicum also and worked a treat

Irene Spear

April 23, 2016

This is really lovely, I enjoyed the sweetness but my hubby didn’t. Would cut out the sugar totally to reduce the sweetness and maybe up the soya sauce a little. Will make again. Thank you

Irene Spear

April 19, 2016

Very sweet, I loved it, but should you have a family member not keen on sweet tasting meat rather leave out the sugar.


April 17, 2016

This is a 10/10 in our house. A huge hit with both young and old.


April 17, 2016

I am making this for tonights dinner, will throw in some baby broccolini and julienne carrots the last hour. A friend told me to cook it for 5 hours as 4 wasn’t enough on LOW

christine tobin

April 17, 2016

tried this last night,was great everyone loved it ,will be making it again.


April 9, 2016

Didn’t go down too well with our family the meat just melted in your mouth but didn’t enjoy the sauce not a favourite in our house wouldn’t make it again

Kathleen Johnson

April 6, 2016

We are trying this today ..


March 29, 2016

i dont have peanut oil can i substitute?

Kin Loy

March 24, 2016

Absolutely amazing dish, a family favourite, even with 3 fussy teenage sons!!


March 13, 2016

I added a bag of Chinese vegetables to this. Was rather excited to try as so many people had been posting about it but I wasn’t really impressed with this recipe. Was ok but would not make again

Wendy May

February 27, 2016

We tried this for the first time today – delicious! Will definite be adding it to our list.

Kristy mitchell

February 24, 2016

This recipe is great. I haven’t seen my partner so excited about his lunch the next day at work lol.. even my 3 year old loved it.


February 24, 2016

Cooked this with diced lamb, added some sliced green capsicum, and about 1/2 tsp chilli towards the end as I felt it needed a bit of heat, and some black pepper, sprinkled over some thinly sliced spring onions before serving with steamed rice, cooked for around 4 hrs might cook a little longer next time, a beautiful tasty dish.


February 22, 2016

Whole family loved this. It was Devine and I’ll happily make it again. I used sweet soy sauce instead of normal soy.


February 18, 2016

Great easy recipe! One of my favorite ones in the book. It’s versatile, you can add any vegetables if you want to & freezes well. I did substitute the sugar for approx 20gms of sugar & still tasted great.

Lisa Casey.

February 18, 2016

I made this a few weeks ago and it was Devine. I plan on making this tonight but I’ll double ever thin so hubby has crib for a week

Carol Wilkinson

February 18, 2016

This dish is one of our Favorites, just delishious ☺

rozi pottsy

February 11, 2016

A very tasty dish and one that will be on a regular rotation in our house 🙂
I added a few veg near the end – and it was perfect.


February 8, 2016

I made it with light soy sauce to reduce the saltiness. Also added some pepper & a dash of chilli flakes for a little bit of heat. Towards the end I threw in some broccoli and capsicum to make it a complete meal. Served with rice & a sprinkle of sesame seeds at the end….. Yum!

Slice first 🙂


January 17, 2016

Question: Do you slice up the beef before putting it in the slow cooker or do you put the whole steak in?


January 12, 2016

way too salty for our family

melanie Barton

January 12, 2016

had seen this popping up on Facebook and decided to give it a go,well it is absolutely gorgeous a new favorite in our household

Chris McInnes

January 10, 2016

this one is a favorite in our house we have it often


January 5, 2016

Delicious! I added some chilli in as my partner loves hot Mongolian beef and it was a hit!

In the slow cooker.
It’s a slow cooker recipe.
We only deal in slow cooker recipes 🙂


January 4, 2016

Are you cooking this in slow cooker or cooking it on stove?

Marilyn Jacobs

December 19, 2015

Just made this recipe following exactly except we had almost 2 pounds of flank steak because that is what was in package. We really liked it. I cooked it for 4 hours but felt like it was done after about 3. It seemed like the longer it cooked the more intense the flavor. I will be making it again.


November 12, 2015

Very rich. Used rump steak very thinly sliced. Nice flavour but too rich for me, although my husband really enjoyed it. Think I would prefer a lighter variation.

Karen Stuckings

November 11, 2015

This sauce also works great with lamb. I also like to stir through my steamed veggies just before serving

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