Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles


Is your mouth watering just thinking about tender noodles coated in a sweet, savory, and delightfully spicy sauce? Then you’ll want to keep reading for this irresistible ground beef mongolian noodles recipe! This easy Asian-inspired dish delivers an explosion of craveable flavors in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights when you need dinner on the table fast but still want something that tastes like it came from your favorite restaurant.

With its mouthwatering blend of garlic, ginger, hoisin, soy sauce, and a hint of brown sugar, this beef lo mein will have you going back for seconds (and thirds!). The tender ground beef adds heartiness while soaking up all those delectable sauce flavors. Tossed with a bed of hot noodles, it’s an outright umami bomb that will wow your tastebuds.

Why You’ll Love This Ground Beef Lo Mein:

  • Done in 30 minutes flat – Less time cooking, more time savoring!
  • Budget-friendly ingredients make it affordable to enjoy
  • Better-than-takeout flavors in the comfort of your own home
  • Easily customizable with your favorite protein or veggies
  • Reheats beautifully for meal-prepped lunches

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
  • 10 oz linguine or fettuccine noodles
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water
  • 4 green onions, sliced

FAQs About These Ground Beef Noodles:

What noodles should I use?
Any long noodle works great – linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, or even ramen noodles in a pinch! I prefer heartier noodles that can soak up maximum sauce.

Can I substitute the beef?
Absolutely! Ground chicken, turkey or pork are all tasty alternatives. For a vegetarian version, use crumbled tofu or extra veggies.

How spicy is this dish?
It has just a hint of kick from the red pepper flakes, but you can omit those entirely for a mild version or add more for extra heat.

What gives it that distinctive flavor?
The magical combo of hoisin sauce (an Asian bbq sauce) paired with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar. These flavors meld so nicely!

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. Brown the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, adding the garlic and ginger for the last 2 minutes.
  2. Cook noodles according to package, drain and set aside.
  3. Drain excess fat from beef, then return to skillet.
  4. Add soy sauce, broth, brown sugar, hoisin, pepper and red pepper flakes if using. Stir to coat beef.
  5. Make a slurry by whisking the cornstarch into water. Pour into skillet and bring sauce to a simmer until thickened.
  6. Add cooked noodles and toss to fully coat in the sauce. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes so noodles absorb maximum flavor.
  7. Serve garnished with sliced green onions.

Tips for Storing:

Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 3-4 days in an airtight container. To reheat, place a portion in the microwave with a splash of broth or water to loosen the sauce. You can also quickly re-heat on the stovetop.

There you have it – an easy, versatile and crazy delicious take on beef lo mein that’s sure to get into your regular dinner rotation! The amazing flavors pair so nicely with a side salad or roasted veggies for a complete meal. Let me know if you give this tasty recipe a try!

Ground Beef Mongolian Noodles

This quick and tasty dish features tender ground beef coated in a sweet, savory sauce with garlic, ginger, and hoisin flavors. Tossed with noodles for an easy 30-minute meal.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 8 oz linguine or fettuccine noodles
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 green onions sliced


  • In a skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until browned, 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic during last 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Drain excess fat from beef. Add brown sugar, broth, soy sauce, hoisin, black pepper, and red pepper flakes if using. Stir well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Pour into beef mixture and bring to a simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked noodles to the skillet and toss to coat evenly in the sauce. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes so noodles absorb flavor.
  • Serve garnished with sliced green onions.