Published Mar 5th
Prep 5m Cook 2h Additional - Ready In 1d 2h 5m
Servings 6 servings Calories 320.3

Quick and easy freezer slow cooker meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ½ pounds beef flank steak
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spread cornstarch into a wide, shallow bowl. Dredge flank steak in the cornstarch to coat completely; put into a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. 2 Stir water, soy sauce, brown sugar, carrots, green onions, olive oil, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl; pour into the bag with the beef and seal.
  3. 3 Put bag of marinating beef in the freezer until the day before you wish to prepare it.
  4. 4 Remove bag from freezer and put bag into a bowl and place in refrigerator to thaw, at least 24 hours before you wish to prepare the beef.
  5. 5 Empty bag into the crock of a slow cooker.
  6. 6 Cook on High until the beef is tender, 2 to 3 hours. Alternately, you can cook this on Low for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 320.3
  • Carbohydrate 36.3 g
  • Cholesterol 35.6 mg
  • Fat 12.7 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.1 g
  • Sodium 1856.7 mg
  • Sugar 27.9 g

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Chef's Notes

Though this recipe is designed to provide an easy mid-week meal from your freezer, you can also skip the freezer and put it in the slow cooker straightaway.


  1. This is one of the best slow cooker recipes I have made in a long time. Both in terms of ease and quality. Reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup per many suggestions, and I think this was fine, although I suspect it would have been just fine as originally directed. I also substituted a - Read more ...
  2. This rating is for Stephen Spradley's review. I laughed out loud! I do believe he is making fun of all the people who completely change a recipe and then give it a poor rating! If you completely change a recipe, you shouldn't rate it at all, let alone give it a poor rating. Yes, we - Read more ...
  3. I made this following the recipe exactly and it was way to salty. I think this recipe has potential but needs some major edits. Maybe low sodium soy sauce and less of it? And less sugar.
  4. This was great! I just used chicken instead of beef, and halved the sugar. I also left out the soy sauce and garlic, along with not having any green onions, so I left them out also. Basically I just made fried chicken. (Not really, but this is how all the comments are on allrecipes anymore, - Read more ...
  5. It looks good and I want to try it. This may be a stupid question: do you slice the flank steak before marinating or after cooking? Thanks in advance! I hope I can come back and revise my rating if I need to!
  6. This recipe was very good but next time I won't add a red pepper or onion, as a previous reviewer had done. The extra vegetables released a lot of water into the sauce and, in my opinion, made it too diluted. I prefer a richer, more concentrated sauce. It was served over rice noodles. I - Read more ...
  7. Excellent. I eliminated the bowls altogether. Reduce soy sauce and brown sugar to 1/2 cup, increase water to 1 1/2 cups Put corn starch and steak strips into a sealable baggie and shake to coat. Add all other ingredients (except carrots) to crock pot and mix. Stir in coated steak until all pieces are covered. - Read more ...
  8. This is a fantastic recipe w modifications. I used 1/2 cup soy sauce; 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar, enough cornstarch to completely coat the meat (I used triangle steak) and nearly 2 cups of water to get the right thickness. An hour before serving time, I added 1 cup shredded carrots, 1 sliced onion - Read more ...
  9. This recipe was not bad, but it needs to have the sugar content cut back. I subbed half of 3/4 cup Splenda brown sugar mix for 3/4 cup regular brown sugar, but it was very sweet (and I like sweet in my marinades). Next time I will try 1/3 cup regular brown sugar (or half - Read more ...
  10. Probably one of my favorite mongolian beef for the slow cooker. For the next time though, I would either use low sodium soy sauce or lessen it; Control the sweetness for you liking. I did not use the carrots because I was using the carrots to our side dish. Of course, you may add onions - Read more ...