These Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles are one of our favorite weeknight dinner recipes. They combine juicy flavorful beef, silky, rice noodles and all are coated in a simple savory sauce. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and so easy to make.mongolian beef noodles

These are SUCH delicious Mongolian Beef Noodles guys. My husband hasn’t stopped talking about them. This recipe is like an elevated take out dish that is also just so incredibly easy to make. Too easy, so flavorful and I promise you can make this dish too.

Mongolian Beef is a take-out classic for many. It is so flavorful and hits the spot when you want something delicious, bursting with flavor and is satisfying. This homemade version though is made with all healthy ingredients and this version is also gluten-free. I’d prefer this over takeout any day. Especially since it is ready in under 20 minutes!

The fusion of beef with the sauce and noodles just satisfies your craving and you will feel like an actual chef after you make this. It is quicker than ordering takeout and it is so fresh and flavorful that you will want to make this again and again.

I love how this meal spices things up a bit from the usual weeknight dinner recipes. And it makes for delicious lunch leftovers the next day. Traditionally Mongolian Beef Noodles have flank steak in them, but I switch things up a bit by using ground beef. I tend to always have ground beef in my freezer so it makes for a quick and easy dinner idea when you are scrambling on what to make.

Also call me crazy but my kids loved this recipe too. My 5 year old says it’s one of his favorites. I don’t make this spicy so that my kids can eat it too. If you prefer a spice or kick to it, add red pepper flakes when you serve it.

I cannot wait to hear what you think of this dish. Let me know if you try it soon!

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What ingredients are in these Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles:

  • Garlic cloves – I love using fresh garlic cloves for flavor 
  • Ground beef – if you don’t love beef, use ground pork. I don’t think turkey or chicken would give as much flavor
  • Ground ginger – I use either fresh ginger or ground ginger powder
  • Rice noodles – or lo mein or spaghetti of choice that you have on hand or are craving
  • Coconut aminos – if you don’t have you can also use soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • Hoisin sauce – this adds flavor to the sauce but if you don’t have just use more coconut aminos!
  • Arrowroot or tapioca flour – or use cornstarch. This is to thicken the sauce
  • Avocado oil – or use olive oil if you prefer
  • Beef, chicken or veggie broth – any broth works for the sauce that you prefer
  • Green onions – you only need the green parts, not the white part

How to make these easy ground beef noodles:

  1. Cook the noodles per package instructions. Drain and set aside (you may want to rinse in cold water and store in fridge depending on the brand)
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, hoisin sauce, broth and arrowroot flour until well combined
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant
  4. Add ground beef to skillet, breaking it a part with spatula or meat masher and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes
  5. Drain any excess fat if necessary then pour sauce mixture into the skillet with the ground beef
  6. Stir well and remove from heat
  7. Add cooked noodles to skillet and toss to evenly combine
  8. Stir in green onions and sesame seeds and enjoy! If you want a kick, add in red pepper flakes

FAQs and tips on making these savory noodles:

  • What else can I use instead of ground beef? You could also use flank steak if you don’t want ground beef. thinly slice it into strips. Or if you don’t want beef, use ground pork as another option.
  • What kind of noodles work best? Really any long-shaped noodles work for these. Soba, udon, spaghetti or linguine can work too.
  • Can I make this dish ahead of time? This dish is best served fresh but you can absolute prep the sauce ahead of time and leave it in the fridge. Otherwise the noodles can get a little soggy.
  • What is the best way to store leftovers? In fridge for 5 days! Reheat in microwave with splash of water if needed.
  • Can I make this dish spicy? Yup! Add some red pepper flakes for extra kick to it!

A few other delicious Asian-inspired recipes to make:

Easy Whole30 Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

20-minute Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl

EASY Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps (gluten-free)

The BEST One Pot Pad Thai Noodles

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Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles (gluten-free)

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These Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles are one of our favorite weeknight dinner recipes. They combine juicy flavorful beef, silky, rice noodles and all are coated in a simple savory sauce. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and so easy to make.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins

Yield: Serves 4

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Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles per package instructions. Drain and set aside (you may want to rinse in cold water and store in fridge depending on the brand)
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, hoisin sauce, broth and arrowroot flour until well combined
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant
  4. Add ground beef to skillet, breaking it a part with spatula or meat masher and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes
  5. Drain any excess fat if necessary then pour sauce mixture into the skillet with the ground beef
  6. Stir well and remove from heat
  7. Add cooked noodles to skillet and toss to evenly combine
  8. Stir in green onions and sesame seeds and enjoy! If you want a kick, add in red pepper flakes
  • Author: Rachel