Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Ground Mongolian Beef is a budget friendly twist on the classic delivery dish. 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.

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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!

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So this Mongolian Beef Recipe is different than the traditional because it uses ground beef. 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.

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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 and gives it such great flavor! 

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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.
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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! 

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Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 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
For Serving:
  • 2 cups Cooked White Rice


  1. 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.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce until smooth.
  4. Pour sauce over meat mixture. Mix until well combined. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  5. Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately over rice.


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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 124
Calories 426

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1290mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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