This Mongolian ground beef with noodles is a gluten-free, soy-free and cost-effective homemade meal to satisfy your takeout cravings!

Mongolian ground beef with noodles served in a bowl with chopsticks

Mongolian Ground Beef with Noodles

I’ve always loved Chinese takeout and Mongolian Beef with Noodles was always a favorite of mine! Traditionally, this dish is made with thinly sliced flank steak, cornstarch to crisp the beef, soy sauce, and ramen noodles.

This Mongolian Ground Beef with Noodles is an easy-to-make healthier alternative using ground beef, gluten-free or cassava spaghetti, broccoli, and a sauce made with coconut aminos and coconut sugar. It’s gluten-free, paleo, and modifiable for AIP!

The Ingredients for Mongolian Ground Beef with Noodles

  • Gluten-free Spaghetti. Use cassava spaghetti from Jovial for AIP.
  • Ground beef. I always like to buy organic grass-fed ground beef to avoid any harmful additives.
  • Broccoli florets. 
  • Ginger, garlic, and onions.
  • Homemade Mongolian sauce. You’ll use coconut aminos, beef broth, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, and arrowroot starch.

Mongolian ground beef with noodles served in a bowl with chopsticks

How to make Mongolian Ground Beef with Noodles

  • Make the Mongolian sauce. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook the noodles. Boil the spaghetti and cook to your liking. Strain and set aside, adding some oil to prevent sticking.
  • Crisp the broccoli florets. Add the broccoli florets to a large pan with avocado oil, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper, and cook until crisp and tender. Set aside.
  • Brown the ground beef. Brown the ground beef on medium heat, adding salt and pepper. Once the beef is browned, set aside, leaving about 2 tbsp of fat in the pan. Using the same pan, bring the heat to low-medium heat and add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Thicken the sauce. Pour the sauce into the pan and stir. Allow to heat and thicken for 1-2 minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients. Add the ground beef back to the pan along with the broccoli and cooked spaghetti and stir well to coat with the sauce.
  • Serve topped with green onion.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time? What’s the best way to reheat it?

You can! I think the best way to reheat it is to heat in a pan for just a few minutes until warm.

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Mongolian Ground Beef with Noodles


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 8 oz gluten-free spaghetti (use cassava spaghetti for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Using a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, broth, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, and arrowroot starch. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot of water two-thirds of the way with water and bring to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook to your liking. Strain and set aside, adding some oil to prevent sticking.
  3. While the pasta cooks, add the avocado oil to a large pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli florets, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crisp and tender. Set aside.
  4. Using the same skillet, brown the ground beef on medium heat, adding salt and pepper. Once the beef is browned, set aside, leaving about 2 tbsp of fat in the pan.
  5. Using the same pan, bring the heat to low-medium heat and add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  6. Pour the sauce into the pan and stir. Allow to heat and thicken for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the ground beef back to the pan along with the broccoli and cooked spaghetti and stir well to coat with the sauce.
  8. Serve topped with green onion.

Notes

All nutritional facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 354
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.2g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 28.4g

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