Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours in slow cooker
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) beef for stirfry
  • 2 - Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 - Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced ginger
  • 2/3 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 2/3 - cup(s) water
  • 2/3 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/2 - lb(s) shredded carrots
  • 1 - tsp crushed red pepper
  • Garnish: - green onion(s)**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small mixing bowl toss the beef with the oil and cornstarch. Place into the base of the slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the crushed garlic, minced onion, minced ginger, soy sauce, water and brown sugar. Pour over the beef in the slow cooker. Add the shredded carrots and crushed red pepper over the top.
  3. Set on low and cook for 4 hours. If you need to cook it on low for 8 hours, add an extra ½ cup of water.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef over rice with veggies and optional green onion garnish.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Toss together 3 lbs. beef strips with 4 Tbsp canola oil and 4 Tbsp cornstarch.
  2. Whisk together 4 crushed garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp minced ginger, 1 1/3 cups soy sauce, 1 1/3 cups water, 1 1/3 cups brown sugar.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the beef strips coated in cornstarch
  • Half of the prepared sauce
  • Half of 1 lb. bag shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 4 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free soy sauce for gluten-free meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of the bag to slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 4 hours.
Serve with rice and veggies.