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Easy Beef Stir Fry

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This beef stir fry recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The delicious flavors of beef and vegetables are perfectly balanced, making this dish a hit with everyone. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time!

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Easy Steak Stir Fry at Home

Beef stir fry is the perfect recipe to keep on hand. It’s so easy to make that it will become one of your go-to recipes for weeknight dinners. You’ll love how quickly it comes together without sacrificing flavor or quality.

What You Need to Make Beef Stir Fry at Home

  • flank steak- I prefer flank steak but if you can use similar steak cuts as well.
  • soy sauce- If you are concerned about the sodium in the soy sauce, you can use low sodium.
  • cornstarch- This is used to thicken the sauce.
  • cooking oil- You can use whatever cooking oil you like
  • broccoli florets, carrots, snow peas, red bell peppers, and green onion- These are the veggies that I am using, but you can use others as well.
  • brown sugar- You can use light or dark brown sugar.
  • garlic powder and ginger- This is what gives the stir fry amazing flavor.
  • sesame seeds- You want to toast the sesame seeds

How to Cut Beef For Stir-fry

First, trim off any muscle membranes and then you want to cut the steak against the grain. This keeps the meat from getting tough. Cut the flank steak into 2 inch pieces.

Which Vegetables are Best for Stir Fry?

There are a lot of veggies that you can use. I am using carrots, broccoli, peppers and snow peas, but there are other veggies that work great too.

  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini (green or yellow squash)
  • Onion
  • Asparagus
  • green beans
  • baby corn
  • celery
  • bean sprouts
  • bok choy, or cabbage
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What Other Kind of Steak Can I Use

If you have trouble finding flank steak, you can also use skirt steak or even sirloin steak in a pinch.

What to Do if Beef Stir Fry is Too Salty

If the soy sauce makes the beef stir fry too salty, you can add a teaspoon of vinegar to balance out the flavor. Low sodium soy sauce is a great option for the next time you make it.

How to Toast Sesame Seeds

It is really important to toast the sesame seeds before adding them to the beef stir fry. Toasting the sesame seeds bring out the flavor. To toast them, simple place them in a skillet for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Be careful, the seeds will burn fast. You want them to be a golden to medium brown color.

How to Make Beef Stir Fry at Home

Step 1- Marinate the Meat

raw flank steak in a bowl

Slice the meat thinly and place it in a freezer bag with the soy sauce and cornstarch.

Marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 2- Cook the Meat

While the meat is marinating prep the veggies and set them aside.

Make the sauce.

Cook half the meat for about 3 minutes and remove from the skillet.

cooked flank steak in a pan

Remove the meat and cook the other half.

vegetables in a pan

Add the veggies and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the meat.

Step 3- Add the sauce

Add the beef back to the skillet.

adding sauce

Add the sauce and heat through.

Step 4- Serve

Add the green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top and serve over rice and noodles.

The Best Beef Stir Fry at Home

How To Store Leftovers

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. The stir fry will last for 3-4 days.

You can also freeze the stir fry. Just place it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. When you are ready to eat it, just thaw it out and reheat.

The Best Beef Stir Fry at Home

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Easy Beef Stir Fry

Published By Jill
This beef stir fry recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The delicious flavors of beef and vegetables are perfectly balanced, making this dish a hit with everyone. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green onion sliced

Sauce:

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds toasted

Instructions
 

  • Cut beef thinly across the grain (no more than ½ inch thick, 2 inch long strips). Place it in a freezer bag (or medium bowl). Stir in 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce and the 2 Tablespoons cornstarch and set aside. Allow this to marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare the vegetables and set aside.
  • Prepare the sauce: Whisk together ½ cup soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ginger. Set this aside.
  • Heat the oil to high heat in a large deep skillet or wok.
  • Add half of the meat to the skillet and fry for 3 minutes. Remove this meat from the skillet and fry the other half. Then remove it from the skillet. (You don’t want to crowd the meat or it will not sear properly.)
  • Add the vegetables (except the green onions) to the skillet and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the beef back to the skillet. Stir in the sauce and heat through.
  • Sprinkle the green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top.
  • Serve over noodles or rice.
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