Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe – a budget friendly twist on classic Mongolian beef. All the great taste in a cheap and easy dinner you can have ready in minutes!
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. 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!
So this Mongolian Beef Recipe is different than the traditional because it uses ground beef. I have a classic Mongolian beef on the blog, so if you want to make it that way, be sure to check it out! But 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.
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. It isn’t like Chicken Tikka Masala where you have ton of sauce you want to soak up with rice.
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.
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! And I know everyone loves cheap dinner ideas!
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Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe
Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe - a budget friendly twist on classic Mongolian beef. All the great taste in a cheap and easy dinner you can have ready in minutes!
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 3 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Ginger Paste, or approximately 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
- 3 Green Onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
For the Sauce:
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Mirin, or cooking sherry
- 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Rice Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Chili Garlic Paste
- 2 cups 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 551Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 101mgSodium 1143mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 35g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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Melanie Bauer says
Looks incredibly delicious! I love easy recipes like this, need to make this soon!
This will be great to have for dinner this week. It looks great!
My husband wil go crazy over this dish! Yum!
Such a fun twist on classic Mongolian beef!
This looks so delicious and full of flavor! Yum!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
mmm..this is my kind of meal!! It looks incredibly delicious!!
Rachael Yerkes says
Looks so good! I love that it’s ground mongolian beef, much less daunting to make
It couldn’t be any easier!
Cheryl Sousan says
using ground beef is a fabulous idea! thanks for the recipe
This looks fantastic! I cannot wait to try it!
It’s my first time trying out this recipe and WOW! It turns out so great, We’ll make this again for sure!
This is SO incredibly flavorful!
This is an amazingly easy dinner idea! I can’t wait to make it!
This is such a great meal! My family loved it and quickly became a favorite at my house!
We had this for dinner last night and it’s so tasty! My family and I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to make this recipe again!
I am sorry but it was salty as hell! My husband stopped eating it half way and had to drink a gallon of water to quinch his thirst.
Erin S says
Use low sodium soy sauce next time, that is about the only thing that is high in sodium.