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If you’re wondering what to serve with Mongolian Beef, I’ve got a ton of options for you!

What I find with Chinese food, is it sometimes feels all inclusive— you have your starch, veggies and protein all together in a delicious sauce. If you happen to be feeding a large family, like I am, it can feel like you’re only serving one thing. I mean, it’s enough for me, but I think my kids are bottomless pits! LOL!!

4 image collage of side dishes to serve with Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef is a takeout favorite that my entire family loves. We used to often order it for take out, but then I decided to try my hand at making it at home. The results were better than I could have expected, and it quickly became a staple!

Mongolian beef is made by stir-frying beef, onions, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, and a few other ingredients. It’s savory, a little bit sweet, and oh-so hearty.

My version is done in the Crockpot and uses stew meat or sirloin steak that simmers and becomes ultra tender and full of flavor. So easy to prepare for any weeknight.

While most Chinese dishes, like Orange Chicken do have a good variety of veggies included, Mongolian Beef just has onions. So I do like to pull together some additional options.

There are plenty of easy side dishes to choose from. I recommend that you pair it with some vegetables as well as some carbs to really round out your meal.

Since my Mongolian Beef recipe is done in the slow cooker, there is plenty of space in your kitchen to whip up some delicious accompaniments as it cooks!

Easy Side Dishes

Choose between any of the side dishes below to make a meal out of your Mongolian Beef dish! Again, I recommend that you opt for at least one vegetable and one carbohydrate to really round things out. You can also add a salad to the mix if you’re craving some freshness!


The obvious choice is rice. Starchy, sticky, and oh so good! Rice is one of those classic easy side dishes that go perfectly with Mongolian Beef. When you order this dish in a restaurant or for take-out, it’s almost always paired with white steamed rice.

I like to mix things up a bit and serve wild rice instead of white rice. It’s healthier for you and gives a nice texture. Brown rice works well too. I love cooking rice in my instant pot, it turns out perfectly every single time!

Instant Pot Wild Rice
a delicious and simple side dish that compliments any meal. It also makes a great base for a 'bowl' meal. Perfectly cooked every time in your pressure cooker!
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white bowl of cooked wild rice garnished with a sprig of thyme
Instant Pot Quinoa
A tasty alternative to rice, Quinoa is fast, healthy and provides a wonderful earthy flavor to a wide variety of dishes.
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Tri-color quinoa in a round white serving bowl garnished with a sprig of fresh thyme.

Green Beans

Green beans are a classic vegetable side dish that I’m sure you know and love. I have 3 recommendations in the green bean category, good luck choosing, because they are all amazing!

Air Fryer Green Beans
Ready in minutes, the results are tender yet crispy, and the addition of garlic powder and parmesan cheese create an irresistible flavor.
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Air fried green beans with seasonings on a rectangle white platter.
Arkansas green beans
Fresh green beans combined with a tangy garlic-butter sauce, topped with crisp bacon and baked in the oven.
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Arkansas Green Beans in a white casserole dish
Garlic Butter Green Beans
Roasted green beans smeared with butter, fresh garlic and a touch of brown sugar.
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Roasted Green Beans glistening in garlic butter sauce in a white serving bowl.


Fall Salad with Fresh Pears
Now, this may be called a fall salad, but you can feel free to enjoy it any time of year! What I love about this particular salad is it has fresh fruit and berries in it. If something is out of season, you can always swap out for whatever fruit you have on hand. Apples, pomegranates, and strawberries are just a few options!
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a plate full of mixed green salad recipe that contains field greens, fresh pear slices, black berries, crumbled white cheese and pecan halves, bowl of salad in the background and 2 full pears

There’s nothing like fresh fruit to compliment your meal. Swap out a green salad for a fruit salad. It also satisfies that sweet craving.

Watermelon Salad
Red juicy watermelon with sweet blueberries and tangy feta drizzled in lime dressing. A little tangy and a little sweet, but a whole lot of delicious!
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watermelon feta cheese salad
Kale Crunch Salad
Quick, easy, and just like your other favorite take out: Chick Fil A.
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A white bowl filled with Kale Crunch Salad, garnished with roasted almonds.

Healthy Veggies

Easy Roasted Vegetables
Roasting vegetables brings out a sweetness and richness of flavor. They’re so simple to put together, and it’s a great way to make sure that my family is getting their five-a-day. I change this one up according to season as well. You can use whatever veggies you have on hand and it's perfect every time.
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hands holding a white bowl full of colorful roasted vegetables
Perfect Asparagus
Crisp, tender, and sweet asparagus, perfect every time! This no-fail Sous Vide Asparagus recipe is lightly seasoned and finished with a dash of fresh lemon juice.
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platter of asparagus
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
I know- Brussels are controversial, but I can guarantee you that this recipe is the game changer!! Roasted to perfection with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze infused with pomegranate.
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platter of roasted brussels sprouts drizzled with balsamic reduction
Spaghetti Squash
If you're looking for a low carb option, this is it! Works like a charm as a low-carb "noodle". It will take on the flavor of whatever you top it with.
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Cooked Spaghetti Squash "noodles' in a white bowl, garnished with a sprig of parsley


Perfect Mashed Potatoes
These mashed potatoes truly are perfect. They are light and fluffy and buttery, and are sure to please! You can prepare them on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot. 
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Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Crunch
I love how Sweet Potatoes pair with beef. You get the savory from the meat, and a little sweetness and crunch from this casserole. You don't have to serve this on a holiday, it still makes a great side dish any time of the year.
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Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole with a Pecan Praline Crunch topping baked in a white casserole dish.
Eggless Banana Bread Recipe
Who doesn't love Banana bread? It's a sweet ending to a meal. This one is superbly moist and has incredible flavor.
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Close up of lined up slices of eggless banana bread.
Easy Yeast Rolls
This recipe for easy yeast rolls is perfect for beginners. Started in your bread machine, great for holidays or anytime you want a light, soft roll!
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Easy Yeast Rolls

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