Instant Pot® Mongolian Beef

Forget the takeout! You can make this Instant Pot Mongolian Beef quickly and easily at home. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional time to come to pressure and for natural release 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 398 kcal


  • lbs. flank steak sliced thin against the grain
  • 2 cornstarch non-GMO, preferably
  • 2-3 extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 4 large carrots cut into 3” matchsticks
  • 1 fresh ginger minced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 Sriracha sauce adjust to taste
  • 2 sesame oil
  • ¾ c. tamari or coconut aminos
  • ¾ c. warm water
  • ¼ c. honey preferably local
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 3 c. long-grain brown rice cooked
  • 2 large green onions cut on the diagonal
  • 1 to asted sesame seeds


  1. Place beef and cornstarch in a one-gallon freezer bag. Seal and turn to combine until steak is lightly coated. Set aside.
  2. Add one tablespoon olive oil to Instant Pot® and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add beef, working in batches if necessary, and brown on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add additional olive oil, as necessary, to brown the remaining beef.
  3. Transfer beef to a plate and add one tablespoon olive oil to Instant Pot®. Add onion, carrots, ginger, and garlic, and cook, stirring continually, until onion and carrots are soft and turn golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove from Instant Pot® and set aside.
  4. Return beef to the cooking container and add Sriracha sauce, sesame oil, tamari, water, honey and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Add lid and set pressure valve to “Sealing” position. Select “Manual” option and set to high. Adjust cook time to 6 minutes.
  5. When finished cooking, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for the remaining pressure.
  6. Remove lid and add sautéed veggies back to the container. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately over a bed of brown rice, topped with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Tip: For a thicker sauce, remove beef and veggies after cooking and use the “Sauté” function to reduce the liquids by one half.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot® Mongolian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 1754mg76%
Potassium 696mg20%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 6834IU137%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.