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Easy to make Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles is sweet, spicy, and perfect for busy weeknights! You can make these mongolian beef noodles in 30 minutes or less and it tastes even better than the restaurant version.

 Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles


There is no food group that I love more than pasta! Recently, I’ve been enjoying Asian flavors and wanted to create an easy beef noodle recipe and came up with these mongolian beef noodles. This recipe can be made so quickly, it has become a staple on our weeknight table.

 Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles

Mongolian beef noodles

I modeled my recipe after PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef with a sweet soy glaze, garlic, and green onions. However, instead of flank steak, I used lean ground beef. This is the perfect dish to satisfy all your quick fix Asian/Chinese food cravings and it’ll make your house smell amazing while cooking!

If you notice, there’s no salt in the beef and sauce mixture. Hoisin sauce tends to be salty and I haven’t found a low-sodium version of it yet. That’s also the reason I recommend using low-sodium soy sauce for this recipe.

 Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles

mongolian ground beef noodles

  1. For the ground beef – I used 90% lean ground beef. You can also use ground turkey, pork, or chicken.
  2. For the minced garlic. I recommend fresh garlic or jarred minced garlic in water instead of dried granulated garlic or dried garlic powder. Fresh has much more flavor than dried.
  3. For the ginger– If there’s one ingredient that you simply must use fresh, it’s ginger. Dried ginger tastes nothing like fresh ginger. Ginger is a root, and it adds so much flavor to recipes. A little ginger goes a long way! It’s in the produce section of your grocery store. It’s inexpensive, and you’ll need a very small knob. Furthermore, it’ll last 3 to 4 weeks on the countertop.
  4. For the soy sauce. I highly recommend you use low-sodium soy sauce
  5. For the hoisin sauce. Hoisin is an Asian barbecue sauce that can be found in the International food section at your grocery store. There’s really no substitute for hoisin.
  6. Red Pepper. A reader recommended Assi brand red pepper, which is an authentic Asian brand. If you want to try it, you can purchase it here.


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Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles

Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles

Easy to make Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles is sweet, spicy, and perfect for busy weeknights! You can make this in 30 minutes or less and it tastes even better than the restaurant version.
Author: Paula
4.85 from 387 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 teaspoons ginger minced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup brown sugar can reduce to 1/3 or 1/4 cup
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce if you can find low-sodium, I recommend it.
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 10 ounces noodles linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 medium green onions sliced


  • In a large skillet with high sides brown the ground beef on the stovetop. Add the ginger and garlic the last 2 minutes of browning the ground beef. Break up the meat as it cooks.
  • While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. (I recommend you do not salt the water.) Drain.
  • Drain the ground beef and return it to the skillet along with the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, pepper, and hoisin sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add it to the ground beef mixture. Stir and bring the mixture to a low boil. After the sauce has thickened slightly add the drained noodles to the beef mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Allow the noodles to sit in the sauce a few minutes to absorb flavor. Serve hot with a garnish of sliced green onions.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Great flavor easy to make , this about the 8 or 9 time I have made … we like it a lot some times I make it the way the recipe says and sometimes I add different veggies this recipe is a regular for us

  2. I made this today for supper and me and my husband loved it.. I added a whole onion sliced and used fettuccine noodles..I will certainly make this again.

  3. 5 stars
    tastes great every time I make it, recently I’ve been tweaking the recipe to get it to taste like the sauce from my favorite Mongolian restaurant.

  4. 5 stars
    My husband and I really enjoyed this! I only used a small amount of the brown sugar, also added a little extra broth and a couple handfuls of coleslaw mix and a can of mushrooms (did not have fresh on hand😉) I will definitely make this again, thanks for the recipe…

  5. 4 stars
    Really good! Tastes very Mongolian. I made some changes though based on our likes… I only used 2 cloves of garlic and about a teaspoonful of fresh grated ginger. I added red bell paper strips, mushrooms and big chunks of onion to the hamburger mixture.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. Easy and delicious. Cheap weeknight dinner. Started with less brown sugar and a dab of honey. Served with steamed broccoli.

  7. 5 stars
    I made this with sirloin, also reduced the brown sugar and the whole family loved it!

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