Keto Instant Pot Mongolian Ground Beef

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    35 min

Keto Instant Pot Mongolian Ground Beef

12 ratings

A quick and easy way to cook ground beef is in an Instant Pot. A delicious low carb sauce made of sherry wine, soy sauce, garlic, and sambal is sauteed together with the ground beef and topped with fresh scallions and sesame seeds. A simple dish like this is perfect for a weeknight meal or meal prep as it holds well in the fridge for several days and reheats nicely.

What kind of ground beef should I use?

80% of grass-fed lean ground beef is excellent on the Keto diet due to the higher saturated fat content.

Can I make multiple batches at a time?

Yes, this recipe is straightforward to double or triple. Keep in mind, the more you double a recipe, the longer it will take to reduce the liquid down to glaze the meat. If a lot of liquid is released at the beginning of the cooking process, simply pour some of it off.

How should I cut the scallions?

The scallions should be cut into 1” pieces as it gives a nice texture to the finished dish.

  • Net Carbs

    5.5 g

  • Fiber

    2.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    12.5 g

  • Protein

    31.2 g

  • Fats

    25.3 g

399 cals

Keto Instant Pot Mongolian Ground Beef

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  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Hamburger Or Ground Beef, 80% Lean

    Hamburger Or Ground Beef, 80% Lean

    1 pound

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¼ tsp

  • Garlic, Fresh

    Garlic, Fresh

    5 clove

  • Sherry Cooking Wine by Holland House

    Sherry Cooking Wine by Holland House

    2 tablespoon

  • Soy Sauce

    Soy Sauce

    2 tablespoon

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    2 tablespoon

  • Arrowroot Flour

    Arrowroot Flour

    1 teaspoon

  • Sesame Seed Oil Anoriental Seasoning by Dynasty

    Sesame Seed Oil Anoriental Seasoning by Dynasty

    1 teaspoon

  • Lettuce


    4 cup

  • Cherry Tomato

    Cherry Tomato

    20 cherry

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    1 teaspoon, whole pieces

Recipe Steps

steps 8

35 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an Instant Pot on the “Saute” setting until it says HOT. Add the avocado oil to the bottom of the pot.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the minced garlic and stir briefly. You want to work quickly and add the meat shortly after this to prevent the garlic from getting brown too quickly.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Immediately add the ground beef and stir around cooking it halfway before adding all of the sherry wine. Stir well and continue cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Next, add in the soy sauce, Swerve, and arrowroot powder. Stir well to combine and allow it to cook for several minutes in order for the sauce to glaze the meat.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Essentially you want to evaporate most of the liquid until it coats the meat nicely. Turn the heat off and add the sesame seed oil and stir well.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Add the sambal and stir well.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Finally, add scallions cut into 1” pieces.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    To plate, add lettuce to each plate about 1 cup each. Top with the meat and cherry tomatoes cut in half. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
    Step 8

Comments 19

  • Elee

    Elee a year ago

    Perfect taste! Liked without added heat! Yummy!

    • StupendousMacadamia281617

      StupendousMacadamia281617 a year ago

      Use frying pan. Options: onion, broccoli, or green/red peppers; cauliflower rice (instead of lettuce wrap), hot sauce of choice (instead of sambal).

      • Geo

        Geo a year ago

        They forgot the Sambole in the ingredients list. I put 1 and a half Tablespoons, just the right "heat".

        • Slowknitter

          Slowknitter 2 years ago

          As others have stated there is no need to use an Instant Pot here. Just silly.

          • RemarkableRadish797306

            RemarkableRadish797306 2 years ago

            Missing some of the listed ingredients in the recipe. Also no reason to use the instant pot. Big fail

            • qm1441

              qm1441 2 years ago


              • SeaKayaker

                SeaKayaker 2 years ago

                Sambal is a spiced chili sauce from Indonesia. It can be replaced with any other chili sauce or paste, like sriracha or harissa or chinese chili sauce

            • Thomarann

              Thomarann 2 years ago

              That’s not an Instant Pot recipe - it’s using the Instant Pot as a frying pan.

              • Bobin704

                Bobin704 2 years ago

                Don’t think they said it was but you can sure use them for “cooking”

            • DeanaB

              DeanaB 2 years ago

              Love it!

              • Prototypepof

                Prototypepof 3 years ago

                I found it too greasy in instant pot, made mine in frying pan and instead of adding sesame oil to meat, I sauteed some peppers and onions in it and then added that to meat. I also serve it with fried rice cauliflower instead of lettuce. The flavor on this dish is amazing and it's one of my favorite keto dishes! Next time might try broccoli and onion instead of peppers and onion, switch it up a bit.

                • AwesomeKetone186278

                  AwesomeKetone186278 3 years ago

                  Why do you use the instant pot?

                  • VickiBurnett

                    VickiBurnett 2 years ago

                    Maybe college student and only have insta pot

                  • Bobin704

                    Bobin704 2 years ago

                    Easy to use… frying pan, wok, pot use what u want to cook

                • KeeliKy

                  KeeliKy 3 years ago

                  Just made this for the family and was very good. My only complaint is that it was rather greasy, even after draining.

                  • Justinrdavis

                    Justinrdavis 4 years ago

                    Was good. Improvised with sriracha and it came out great.

                    • Evilpassion

                      Evilpassion a year ago

                      Sriracha is relatively high carb

                  • Nwaller48

                    Nwaller48 4 years ago

                    The sambul isn’t on the list. And how much?

                    • ptwykes

                      ptwykes 4 years ago

                      Made this as written except the recipe doesn’t say how much of the sambul chili stuff to use. My kids don’t like spicy so I only used one 1tsp to play it safe, then added a ton more to mine LOL! I ate mine with big lettuce leaves as wraps. We all loved it!