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This Mongolian BBQ Party was THE BEST party I have ever thrown. It had everything…great food, fun, decor, and amazing friends! I was eating at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant and I knew I had to make my own. With the help of Sam’s Club Wholesale, this party was a HUGE success and easy to put together!
Haven’t been to a Mongolian BBQ before? What you do is choose the meat, veggies, spices, sauces and starch and cook it all together. Legend is, Mongolian BBQ was created when Mongol warriors would cook their dishes on their sheilds. I’m not sure about that, but I do know it started in Taiwan in the 50’s and recently it’s become a big thing in the US. I’m going to give you the lowdown for creating the perfect Mongolian BBQ party at home! To get started, head over to your local Sam’s Club and get the following:
1. Food trays or plastic bowls – these are convenient if they’re throw away since you will be placing raw meat in them. 2. Plastic tongs (about $4) and large plastic spoons for serving 3. Fancy plates and 4. Fancy silver ware (I opted for the fancy style because it wasn’t a huge party and they went better with my party theme). 5. Plastic cups for the sauces and drinks 6. Drinks! I got the glass bottle cokes because they look awesome and taste amazing.
For food, you will need:
1. Meats – I made Teriyaki Meatballs (recipe below) and also served chicken and pork tenderloin. You can also serve steak, shrimp, fish, etc. 2. Egg noodles 3. Fresh Veggies and 4. Fruits 5. Rice (I use white sticky rice) 6. Frozen or canned goods, such as corn.
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I displayed the items on a table with labels from my Free Printable Set (if you would like the large sign, email me…it’s too large to upload here). I ended up putting enough food out that I didn’t have to restock, but I kept some in the fridge just in case.
For the fruits and veggies, I served carrots, broccoli, pinapple, water chestnuts, cucumber, mushrooms, cabbage, green beans, corn, mandarin oranges and snap peas. You can definitely add more or offer fewer vegetables…totally up to you! I made the sauces from scratch, making a couple adjustments to some recipes I found online. I made teriyaki, curry and a sauce that tasted good, but I’m not sure what to call it. You don’t have to prepare your own sauces, I just wanted the variety and it’s cheaper 😉
Everyone placed them in these trays and cooked their own meals…which made life easier for me and everyone had fun! It took about 5-10 minutes for each “dish” to cook. Everyone went back for seconds and thirds, so we got to try so many different combos!
My favorite part was the Teriyaki Meatballs…they’re different from what you usually find at an Asian restaurant and they were SOOOO yummy!
Mongolian BBQ Party
For the Meatballs
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1/4 c bread crumbs
- 2 Tb soy sauce
- 2 Tb brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs canola oil
For the sauce
- 1/4 c soy sauce
- 1/2 c water
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 Tbs ketchup
- 1 tsp corn starch
- Combine all meat ingredients in a bowl. Once combined, roll meat into 1 1/2 in. round balls.
- Heat a large pan to medium heat. Cook meatballs in batches. Brown on each side, turning often.
- Once meat is browned on the outside, cover pan with a lid and turn the heat down to medium low. Cook for about 4 more minutes until done.
- Repeat with the rest of the meatballs. Set aside.
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Pour sauce in the same pan you made the meatballs in. Keep at medium heat.
- Bring sauce to boil and turn down heat.
- Once sauce in thickened, add meatballs to the pan and coat with the sauce.
- You can serve immediately or refrigerate them for later.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this party to anyone. Who would you invite to your Mongolian BBQ Party and what would you serve?
David @ Spiced says
I’ve actually never been to a Mongolian BBQ restaurant. Now I don’t need to find one thanks to this awesome post. Those meatballs look delicious!! #client
This is definitely a great alternative (and just as good!), but I still recommend trying it out for the experience…it’s really fun!
Cara W says
I LOVE this idea! Mongolian BBQ is one of my favorite things to go to, but with three kids (8, 5 &1), it is too hard to do as a family outing.
Thanks, Cara! I agree, it’s hard to take kids out to eat…I finally have mine at an age where they’re easier to take out and now I’m having another one! lol…oh well, it’s worth it 🙂
Thank you for the “take home meal” since we “missed” this party!! (So, sorry about that!) The food was delicious!!! I am excited to try this at home and glad to have the recipes. I really, really loved the sauce- perfect for any stir fry too 🙂