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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef with Quinoa and Brown Rice

Instant Pot Mongolian beef with quinoa and brown rice is definitely a recipe that you should check out! The majority of my recipes are quick and easy dishes to help support a busy lifestyle. Most of my recipes are also meal-prep friendly, meaning the ingredients used within the recipe are items that work well when reheated as leftovers. I purchased my Instant Pot so that I could branch out a little bit. I absolutely love to meal prep because it saves me so much time. But, what about those moments when I have to whip up something quick on a weeknight? It would be nice to have weeknight dinner meal options. When I order Chinese delivery, it usually takes 45 minutes to arrive. This recipe can be completed in well under 30 minutes. It also promises yummy leftovers for the rest of the week!

Calories: 455       Fat: 11G      Net Carbs: 40G     Protein: 41G

instant pot mongolian beef with quinoa and brown rice

instant pot mongolian beef with quinoa and brown rice

instant pot mongolian beef with quinoa and brown rice

This is another one of my lifestyle recipes. This recipe includes brown sugar and rice wine vinegar which increases the sugar and carbs macro count. This recipe may not be the best option for weight-loss. However, it is perfect for lifestyle maintenance. Being health-conscious and committing to a healthy lifestyle is a long-term decision. It opens the door to so many different options for food and loosens up a lot of restrictions. I would suggest removing the quinoa and brown rice from this recipe if weight loss is your goal. This saves 18 grams of carbs per serving.

I saved additional time by using organic, pre-packaged quinoa and brown rice.

instant pot mongolian beef with quinoa and brown rice

mongolian beef, quinoa and brown rice in a white bowl
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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef with Quinoa and Brown Rice

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef with Quinoa and Brown Rice is a quick and easy recipe with juicy sirloin steak and sweet and savory sauce.
Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 455kcal


  • 20 oz sirloin steak fat trimmed and sliced into chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 whole green onion chopped
  • 2 cups quinoa and brown rice mix
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 - 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce Use your judgement here. The more soy sauce used, the saltier the dish. You can also dilute the dish if too salty with a little water.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Seasoning: McCormicks Grill Mates Steak Seasoning, McCormicks Grill Mates BBQ Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste


  • Turn on the Instant Pot saute' setting. Add the olive and sesame oil to the pot.
  • Season the meat with the seasonings. Add the sliced meat and brown on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Remove the meat from the pot.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, 1/2 cup water, and brown sugar to the pot. Deglaze the pot by scraping the brown bits from the steak from the bottom of the pot. Saute' for 2 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce and rice vinegar to the pot and stir.
  • Add the cooked meat and chopped broccoli to the pot. 
  • Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes using the meat setting.
  • After 10 minutes, quick release the steam.
  • Whisk together the 2 tablespoons of water and cornstarch. Add it to the Instant Pot and stir until the sauce thickens. Place the Instant Pot on the saute' setting.
  • Sprinkle the green onions and sesame seeds throughout. Allow the sauce to thicken for 3 minutes.
  • Cook the brown rice and quinoa in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Serve over brown rice and quinoa.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 455kcal
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Recipe Rating


Friday 23rd of October 2020

Brandi's recipes never disappoint and this was another home run! I love this and will definitely make it again and again.


Monday 26th of October 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef with Quinoa and Brown Rice - Yum Goggle

Thursday 6th of April 2017


Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

Monday 3rd of April 2017

I love InstantPot meals! Such a perfect solution for busy working parents. The mongolian beef looks delicious.


Monday 3rd of April 2017

Mongolian Beef is a favorite of mine! I love how quickly this meal comes together. Such a great use of the instant pot.

Ashley - Forking Up

Monday 3rd of April 2017

YES, thank you! I have an instant pot and need more recipes! This looks so tasty.


Monday 3rd of April 2017

You're welcome! I'm having fun experimenting. Cheesecake may be next :-)