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One of my husband's and son's favorites is Mongolian beef from that popular Chinese-American restaurant chain... I thought I'd surprise them and whip up an Instant Pot® recipe of their favorite dish... it got a rating of approval from them. Serve over rice.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
5 mins
1 hr
10 mins
2 pounds of flank steak


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Brush unpeeled garlic cloves with a small amount of olive oil and wrap in a piece of aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until garlic cloves are tender and browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool; remove skin from cloves.

  • Season steak with salt and pepper. Add oil to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Cook steak in batches until browned, about 8 minutes. Do not crowd the pot. Transfer beef to a plate.

  • Saute garlic in the pot until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onions, brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, liquid aminos, and ginger. Stir to combine. Add browned beef and any accumulated juices.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Combine 3 tablespoons water and arrowroot powder in a bowl; whisk until smooth. Add mixture to the sauce in the pot, stirring constantly. Select Simmer mode and bring to a boil; stir constantly until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in green onions.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 28.2g; fat 10g; cholesterol 35.7mg; sodium 724.6mg. Full Nutrition