Go Back

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

This delicious Instant Pot Mongolian Beef recipe is just the thing when you are craving take-out Chinese food! Much cheaper than PF Changs, this is one of my favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes. It is also a lot more healthy than most carry out dishes. A lot of recipes call for Flank Steak but I like to use Top Sirloin. Try this out, you won't be sorry. 

Keyword Instant Pot, Mongolian Beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 lbs top sirloin cut into 1/4″ strips, pounded thin
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 3 TBSP garlic minced
  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 1/2 C water
  • 2/3 C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 3 green onions sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • Rice Noodles


  1. Add oil to your Instant Pot and turn on saute mode. While oil is heating, generously season the sirloin strips with salt and pepper.
  2. Add meat in small batches and brown.  Remove and set aside.
  3. Add minced garlic to the pot and saute for one minute. Add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and ginger and stir until well combined.
  4. Turn your Instant Pot off.
  5. Add the beef to the pot and turn your pressure cooker back on manual mode. Select High Pressure for 12 minutes and secure the lid, making sure the nozzle is set to pressurize.
  6. After cooking time is finished, quick release the pressure being careful of releasing the steam.
  7. Whisk together cornstarch and 3 tbsp water together in a small bowl until smooth. Open the Instant Pot lid carefully and add the cornstarch mixture to the beef while stirring.
  8. Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode and bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Stir in onions and top with rice noodles.
  9. *Note cooking time does not include time it takes for pressure cooker to come to pressure.
  10. Serve over rice.