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Mongolian BBQ is a joyful celebration of grill-worthy meats and vegetables, served with noodles with the mouthwatering sweet and savoury sauce. Whether you’re having Mongolian Grill at a restaurant or making one at home, here is everything you need to know about mastering the Mongolian barbeque experience. #Mongolian BBQ #MongolianBarbeque #MongolianGrill

How to Make Mongolian BBQ at Home

Mongolian BBQ is a joyful celebration of grill-worthy meats and vegetables, served with noodles and a delicious savory and sweet sauce. This easy recipe shows you how to master the Mongolian barbeque experience at home.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Mongolian Barbecue, Mongolian BBQ, Mongolian Grill
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 650kcal
Author izzycooking


  • 1 ½ pounds rib eye steak boneless (sliced to 1/8-inch thickness. We estimate 6 oz per person. You can also use lamb, chicken, pork, or seafood of your choice. For vegetarian, use tofu as a substitute.)
  • 6 oz cabbage (about 1/6 of a larage cabbage)
  • 5 oz bean sprouts
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 large carrot (sliced to thin strips)
  • 1 zucchini (sliced to thin half rounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (plus extra for adding to the noodles to prevent sticking)
  • 8 oz Asian noodles (or spaghetti)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • other optional vegetables include mushrooms, broccoli, bok choy, bell peppers, etc.

Mongolian BBQ Sauce (200ml, serves 4)

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (it’s best to use fresh ginger)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds


To Make Mongolian Barbecue Sauce

  • Gather all the ingredients. Note that this sauce recipe can serve 4 people, and you’ll need to adjust accordingly if you are serving a larger crowd.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine soy sauce, sugar, and water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add grated ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Mix well.
    Adding ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and sesame oil to the sauce.
  • Turn off the heat, and your sauce is ready. Pour it into a mason jar. (You can also make it a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.)
    Pouring the sauce into a mason jar.

To Prepare Mongolian BBQ

  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Then drain the noodles and rinse with cold water. Add some oil and mix well to prevent sticking.
    Cook the noodles according to package instructions.
  • In the mean time, gather all the other ingredients.
    Vegetables including cabbage, bean sprouts, onion, zucchini, and carrot.
  • Slice the meat meat into 1/8-inch thick pieces and keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to cook. (Tip: You can freeze the meat for about 1 hour before cutting for easy slicing.)
    Cutting half-frozen beef into thin slices on a wooden cutting board.
  • Prepare the vegetables: Remove the hard core of the cabbage, and cut the leaves into thin strips; Wash the bean sprouts and dry them properly; Peel the onion and carrot and cut them into thin slices, Slice zuccini into thin half rounds.
    Vegetables are sliced into thin pieces, and are ready to be cooked.

To Cook Mongolian Grill BBQ

  • Preheat the electric griddle to 400 ºF (204 ºC) and grease the surface with oil.
    Closeup of brushing the griddle with oil.
  • Add vegetables and meat to the griddle. It’s best to divide the surface into several sections where you cook different types of food.
    Making homemade Mongolian Barbecue on a griddle.
  • Lightly season your vegetables with salt and pepper, and keep the meat unseasoned.
  • The meat usually takes less than a minute to be fully cooked. Cook the vegetables until softened. Bean sprouts also takes less than a minute to cook.
  • Each person should have a small bowl of Mongolian BBQ sauce. You can dip the food in the homemade Mongolian sauce directly once it's cooked.
  • Alternatively, you can add noodles and the grilled meat and vegetable into a serving bowl. Mix with the homemade Mongolian sauce and enjoy!
    Serving the cooked mongolian BBQ in a white bowl.


Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2708IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg