Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles: A Quick and Flavorful Stir-Fry

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles is a delicious stir-fry dish that’s packed with bold flavors and is incredibly easy to prepare. With savory ground beef, fresh vegetables, and a rich Mongolian-inspired sauce, this recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Here’s how to make it.


For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced (any color you prefer)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
  • Vegetable oil for cooking

For the Mongolian Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)


1. Cook the Noodles:

  • Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions.
  • Drain and set them aside.

2. Prepare the Mongolian Sauce:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, minced ginger, cornstarch, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix until the sauce is well combined and the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside.

3. Brown the Ground Beef:

  • In a large skillet or wok, heat a bit of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground beef
    and cook until it’s browned and crumbled, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  • Once the beef is cooked, remove any excess grease.

4. Add Vegetables and Garlic:

  • Add the sliced bell pepper, sliced onion, and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked ground beef.
  • Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.

5. Add the Mongolian Sauce:

  • Pour the prepared Mongolian sauce into the skillet with the beef and vegetables.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for about 2-3 minutes until it thickens slightly.

6. Combine with Noodles:

  • Add the cooked and drained egg noodles to the skillet.
  • Toss everything together until the noodles are well coated with the sauce and the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the noodles through.

7. Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish the Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles with chopped green onions and sesame seeds (if desired).

8. Enjoy:

  • Serve the stir-fry hot and savor the delicious combination of flavors.

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles is a delicious stir-fry dish that combines ground beef, fresh vegetables, and a flavorful Mongolian sauce. It’s simple to prepare and ideal for a filling weeknight dinner. Enjoy the rich and bold flavors of this quick and easy recipe!