Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles: Skip takeout and make this famous Chinese food at home in fifteen minutes from start to finish!
Mongolian Beef is a popular Chinese food that is always on our list. The sweet and savory sauce of this noodle dish is unbeatable. The good news? You can easily throw this together at home! Say no to take out and easily make this at your humble abode. This is a winner recipe that is much quicker than any takeout, and you are getting the same amazing flavors. Yes!
While traditional Mongolian Beef is made using flank steak, this noodle version utilizes ground beef to keep things quick and cheap. If you are like me who always keeps a stash of ground beef in the freezer, this recipe would be an easy option. This also uses no exotic or hard-to-find ingredients.
What You Need To Make This Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles
- Ground beef
- Brown sugar
- Beef broth
- Soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Ground ginger
- Ground black pepper
- Red pepper flake
- Green onions
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use these ingredients instead):
- Substitute Hoisin sauce with Tamari or gluten-free Hoisin sauce.
- Use gluten-free rice noodles.
Steps To Make Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles
Step 1: Boil the noodles, then drain and set aside.
Step 2: Brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the excess fat as needed.
Step 3: Season the browned ground beef with garlic, then add the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, red chile flake, and black pepper.
Step 4: Make the cornstarch slurry and stir this into the ground beef. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
Step 5: Toss in the cooked and drained noodles once the sauce has thickened. Cook until the noodles have absorbed some of the flavors. Then, garnish with green onions.
Enjoy slippery and slurpable noodles tossed in a savory sauce. With very little effort, you’ll be able to pull off another delicious home-cooked meal that everyone will surely be raving about!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use another protein to make Mongolian Beef?
Absolutely! Try ground turkey or chicken, or vegetarian alternatives.
Can I reheat Mongolian Beef Noodles?
Reheat the Mongolian Beef Noodles either in the microwave or on the stove. Make sure to keep any leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles
Make the famous takeout Mongolian Beef Noodles at home with this easy recipe. Throw this together in fifteen minutes from start to finish. I’m sure you’ll never order takeout again once you know how this is much quicker to make at home using just pantry staples!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main dish
- Cuisine: Mongolian
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. beef broth
1 pound ground beef
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
10 ounces linguine
1 tbsp cornstarch
4 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp water
Pinch red pepper flake, optional
Boil the pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions. Drain when done, and keep the pasta aside.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet on medium-high heat. As needed, drain the excess grease.
Throw in the garlic and cook for a minute until aromatic.
Pour in the soy sauce and beef broth. Add the brown sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, red pepper flake, and black pepper. Stir well.
Whisk the cornstarch in 2 tbsp cold water to make the slurry. Stir this into the ground beef and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the noodles once the sauce has thickened and toss to combine.
Cook the noodles in the sauce for another 2 to 3 minutes to absorb some flavor. Before serving, top with some green onions.
How To Make it Gluten-free:
Use Tamari or gluten-free Hoisin sauce.
Substitute linguine with gluten-free rice noodles.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 525
- Sugar: 22.8 g
- Sodium: 868.5 mg
- Fat: 5.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 81.4 g
- Protein: 36.6 g
- Cholesterol: 68.2 mg
Keywords: Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles
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