You know I am a big fan of my Instant Pot and I am an even bigger fan now!! This Mongolian Beef recipe has made me an even bigger fan than I was before!!
All in the Instant Pot
One of my most favorite parts of the Instant Pot (IP) is that fact that everything can be done in the IP. You can saute, brown and cook all in one pot…I LOVE IT!!
For this dish the flavors really do come all together. They build on each other as you add the ingredients. Again with everything being done in the same pot it just makes it so much better.
This Mongolian Beef starts with olive oil and sesame oil with onions. If you wanted to throw in some carrots, as a more traditional Mongolian beef has, you could with the onions or in place of the onions. I am not a fan of carrots but I know some people love them. Once the onion has softened you then add in the garlic and thinly sliced beef. Adding everything in in layers really helps to build the flavors.
Once the meat has started to brown you add in the liquid and then let it cook for 10 minutes…YES 10 minutes. Another reason why I love the Instant Pot!
It’s just so Tender
Whatever cut of beef you use, whether it is flank steak, strip, or even filet, it is going to come out super tender and delicious. I used a strip that we had just sitting the refrigerator. I sliced it thin and I have to tell you it was DIVINE!
The meat was super tender and really took on all the flavors of the pot. You had a bit of onion, garlic and soy sauce in each bite…and each bite just kept getting better and better.
Dinner is Done…
It’s not just about the beef
As much as I love the Mongolian Beef on its own I love it even more with my Easy Fried Rice. If fried rice is not your thing it would be great over white or brown rice or even noodles. You just need to make it!