Mongolian Beef – In the Instapot

Here is a relatively quick and very satisfying meal I prepared in my Instapot.  It is a family favourite that I just don’t seem to make enough to keep “the boys” happy lol! It tastes much better than take out and can be made quickly with things you likely already have on hand!

I serve mine over cooked ramen noodles!


Here are the ingredients needed to make the Mongolian Beef.

The first thing I did was to cut my Round steak into thin slices. It will slice much easier if it is still a little bit frozen.

I added the vegetable oil and minced garlic to the bowl of my Instapot and let the oil start to heat using the Sauté function.

Once the oil was starting to heat up, I added the steak slices and stirred it until the outside of the slices were browned.

In a large measuring cup, I whisked together the brown sugar, ginger, soya sauce, sesame oil and water.

I poured this mixture over top of the slices of steak in the bowl of the Instapot and set the pot to “Pressure Cook” for 10 minutes.

I mixed the corn starch and water in a small bowl and added it to the beef mixture.

I returned the Instapot to the Sauté function and allowed it to cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Once thickened, I spooned it over top of the cooked ramen noodles and topped it with chopped green onions.

And that’s it… a better than take out, easy to make Instapot dinner!

Mongolian Beef – In the Instapot


  • 1 1/2 lbs. round steak
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soya sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 cups cooked ramen noodles, or rice


  1. Slice round steak into thin slices.
  2. In bowl of Instapot, add vegetable oil and minced garlic.
  3. Using Sauté function, start heating oil.
  4. Add steak slices and sauté until browned on all sides.
  5. In a large measuring cup, whisk together brown sugar, soya sauce, water, ginger and sesame oil.
  6. Pour mixture over steak slices and set Instapot to “Pressure Cook” for 1o minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes, do a quick release on the Instapot.
  8. Mix together corn starch and water in a small bowl and add to Instapot.
  9. Switch Instapot back to Sauté function and cook for about 3 minutes, until sauce has thickened.
  10. Spoon mixture oven cooked ramen noodles and sprinkled green onions on top.

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