Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Who needs takeout when you can make a delicious and simple meal at home like Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef. Let your slow cooker do its thing!

Who needs takeout when you can make a delicious and simple meal at home like Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef. Let your slow cooker do its thing!
Yup, dinner. It’s hard to get it all together every single night right? I don’t care if you have babies, toddlers, teens or just a job – dinner time? It’s my worst time you guys. I don’t want to go home and stress about serving dinner. What I like to do? Get some things together on Sunday afternoon and eat those during the week when I have no time to do anything! It’s a super great idea – have you tried it? More on that below.

The second awesome thing? Is Freezer Meals. Have you done any yet? I mean it’s life changing. We’ve included Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef as part of our 40 meals in 4 hours. If you haven’t made 40 meals? You’re going to want to. It’s dinner for over a month – and you make it in one afternoon! I LOVE FREEZER MEALS! Click HERE and you’ll be wow’d!

Wait – I should tell you (warn you?) that once you try Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef and you eat it? You’re going to be addicted. You’re going to make it over and over again because it’s JUST that good. So be prepared to commit to this amazing dinner before you make it for the first time!

Ok Sunday Cooking is my second life saver. I know we all don’t always have the freezer space for 40 freezer meals or we don’t have the budget that week to put out a months worth of dinner at once – or whatever the reason…I don’t always have my freezer full. I love getting things prepped/cooked and ready to heat and eat (or bake and eat which ever) during the week. I’m going to give you a sample menu from my weekly meal planner. I like to change up the flavors/meats so we aren’t sick of anything! SO GOOD! You’ll be so happy you did it. (PS I do a combo of a freezer meal or two – a casserole or two – just a few different things – I’ve noted them by each recipe).

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Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Recipe adapted from All Recipes


  • 1 lb. stew meat
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (I used wheat free tamari)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (I used The Wizard's brand gf)


  1. Freezer directions- dump all ingredients into a labeled freezer bag, seal, mix up, freeze flat. It's as easy as that!
  2. When you're ready to cook- take the bag out of the freezer the night before and let it defrost in the fridge. The next morning dump the bag into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If you're going to be longer just add a bit more water so it doesn't dry out. Serve with fresh slice green onions and rice. Yum!

Who needs takeout when you can make a delicious and simple meal at home like Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef. Let your slow cooker do its thing!

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  1. ClariPossum says:

    This sounds tasty, but how much soy sauce did you use? It just says “1/2 soy sauce”.

  2. I made this last night and it was the best chinese food. Not one complaint in the house and I got 5 kids. LOL. Thanks for sharing and I look forwards to trying more of the freezer meals you made. Thanks

  3. Do you brown the meat first? Also, do you slice the meat before you put it in crackpot?

    • I do not brown the meat first and I used beef stew meat so it was already cut into about 1 inch chunks for me. So if you don’t buy stew meat, yes you’ll want to cut it up first :).

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  6. How many people would this (and your average crockpot freezer meals) feed? I’m wondering if I can make the recipes as is or if I need to adjust. Sure looks tasty!

  7. My crock pot crew just made this today. Really tender and delicious! I am going to thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch on the stove to get that sticky thick consistency. Great over noodles!

  8. Amanda Sims says:

    if i doubled the recipe would the cooking time in the crock pot be the same?

    • I honestly don’t know. I will have to do some research and get back to you. Anyone else have an answer?

      • I ended up doing it and it worked. It was delicious and hubby approved. I happened to check it about at 7hrs and the meat was perfect for my taste so i put it on warm. Thank you for the response and thank you for the awesome receipe

    • I would think – just a venture here – that as long as your crock pot is big enough to heat everything evenly then doubling shouldn’t require any extra time 😉

  9. 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (I used The Wizard’s brand gf)
    What is hoisin sauce never heard about that before,

  10. Do you know of any websites and/or cookbooks that is good for extreme beginners? I am clueless, and don’t want to end up getting frustrated and wasting a bunch of food!

  11. Karon Cheek says:

    Be careful you don’t overcook. I don’t know if it is my crockpot or what. My husband turned it on low at 12:45. At 3:15 the meat was already “dry” and over cooked even though there was still plenty of juice left. I used 1.5 pounds of stew meat. The flavor of the meat and juice was VERY good. I saved it for future servings over rice with Asian noodles. Has anyone tried baking this in the oven? I think I’ll try this next time, maybe for about 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Hopefully, it is tender and moist.

    Definitely worth trying this recipe.

    • Hey Karen – sorry you didn’t enjoy it! Maybe it is a beef in the crock pot thing? I know that some people don’t like the texture of meat in the crock pot 🙁

  12. I would definitely make this one again, but I think I’ll leave the brown sugar out. The hoisin sauce adds enough sweet for me. Also added fresh sliced mushrooms. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. If I do not plan on freezing the meal first, is it still necessary to cook it for 6 hours on low? I was just wondering since the original recipe from Allrecipes.com says to cook it for 4 hours on low. Would like to know which time to use since I’m not going to freeze the meal. Thank you!

  14. Made this last night for dinner and I must say I think 1 lb of beef stew meat was not NEARLY enough. I would probably triple it and also cut the meat smaller or buy chop suey meat instead. Also needed WAY more onions imo, and possibly add mushrooms and/or celery. The taste was AMAZING and my toddlers inhaled it, which is a feat in and of itself. Hubby also thought it was delish. I will FOR SURE be making it again! Thank you!

  15. Where can I find the hoisin sauce??? I looked thru 2 stores and couldn’t find it!! Help!!

    • I’ve purchased it in the Asian food section of my grocery store. Here is a link to purchase through Amazon also:

  16. Can I use chickken I had everything ready for this and surprise i guess we left the meat at the store.

  17. This looks awesome. Sometimes I feel like there is hardly enough beef crockpot recipes to go around. But this looks really good. I had something very similar the other day but they called it Korean beef and actually used ground beef (but not in a crockpot). Korea is not too far from Mongolia.

  18. I made this without the hoisen sauce, but the flavor was amazing. These are so good, in fact very similar to Korean short ribs. Next time, I am going to make this using flanken ribs cut into 1 rib sections.

  19. Is it spicy at all? Mongolian beef is usually spicy. Just wondering if I should add peppers or if it already has a kick. You have a lot of great advice and recipes on here Thank you for posting them.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Brandy! Sorry for the delay – yes you should add peppers (or red pepper flakes or even a little siracha) if you would like to add some heat – our version is NOT spicy 😉

      Hope you like it!

  20. This was really, really good!! I knew I would want it spicy, so I cut 6 thai chilies in half cross wise and added those (leave the seeds in). Don’t eat them though! They are way too spicy to eat, but they add a nice kick to the meal. I’ve heard people say that onions don’t taste good in the crock pot, but I think they are delicious in this dish! And really, no need to saute anything before putting it in there. Thanks for the yummy recipe 🙂

  21. Has anyone figured out the Points Plus value?

  22. You can use flank for this recipe like normal Mongolian beef?

  23. I put all ingredients in the crock pot last night and what do you know I forgot to take it out of the fridge and turn on the crock pot! Can I cook this on the stove?

  24. I just turned off the slow cooker and snuck a bite of this one. Oh my goodness! So good! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll definitely be making this one again!

  25. This sounds so good. Do you think it would be good to make in the slow cooker with a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, etc?

  26. Does this really just call for 2 tsp of olive oil? Other versions I’ve seen online use 2 tablespoons… anyone know? Thanks!


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