Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef with Pineapple

This Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is sweet, sticky and a little spicy and loaded with pineapple! It's your new favorite Asian takeout dish made at home in the crockpot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 576kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs flank or sirloin steak sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet red chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks drained and juice reserved
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • green onions
  • hot cooked rice


  • In a large ziploc bag, combine corn starch, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add beef and shake until coated.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and sear the beef, about 1-2 minutes per side, before adding to the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, broth, sugar, hoisin sauce, chili sauce, garlic and ginger until combined and pour over beef. Cover with lid and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • About 30 minutes prior to serving, whisk together the remaining 1½ tablespoons corn starch and pineapple juice. Add to the slow cooker along with the pineapple and carrots.
  • Cover, turn to high, and cook 30 minutes until the sauce thickens. If sauce becomes too thick, thin with a little more pineapple juice.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve over hot cooked rice.


Recipe from "The Asian Slow Cooker" by Kelly Kwok


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1914mg | Potassium: 941mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 2745IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 4.3mg