This Beef Stir Fry gets dinner on the table in an hour that’s packed with protein, vegetables, and tons of delicious flavor that you’ll love! Make it with your favorite vegetables!
This Beef Stir Fry is loaded with tender flank steak and fresh vegetables that get coated in a sticky, slightly sweet homemade sauce! If you’re looking for an easy dish that’s hearty and packs a punch of flavor, then look no further than this stir fry!
Who doesn’t love making a dish that’s made with easy prep, is on the table in an hour, and has a flavor that makes everyone think you’re a kitchen genius?! This is a meal that makes every cook look good and leaves everyone with a full, happy belly!
The Best Beef Stir Fry Recipe – Here’s Why!
- Vegetables! Fill this Beef Stir fry with other vegetables such as mushrooms, baby corn, zucchini, celery, bean sprouts, bok choy, or cabbage!
- One Pan Meal! Nothing says an easy kitchen cleanup like a one-pan meal! I’m pretty sure that automatically makes any dish extra delicious!
- Pair It With Easy Sides! Looking for a carb to pair with this stir fry? Try enjoying it over rice or noodles!
- Easily Gets You Out Of A Dinner Rut! This meal is loaded with the best sweet and savory flavor, easily breaking up any dinner time rut you may have been in!
Beef Stir Fry Ingredients
- flank steak
- soy sauce
- vegetable oil
- broccoli florets
- shredded carrots
- snow peas
- red bell pepper
- green onion
- soy sauce
- light brown sugar
- garlic powder
- ground ginger
- sesame seeds
Make this Beef Stir Fry Recipe by first slicing flank steak into long strips. These will then get tossed into a freezer bag or medium bowl along with soy sauce and cornstarch to marinate.
Then gather up your choice of vegetables! I chose to use broccoli florets, shredded carrots, snow peas, sliced bell pepper, and green onion. The vegetables and meat will get sauteed in a large skillet with vegetable oil before being mixed together with the Beef Stir Fry Sauce.
To make the sauce, you’ll need soy sauce, light brown sugar, garlic powder, ground ginger, and toasted sesame seeds. The toasted sesame seeds really make such a great flavor addition to this recipe, so it’s one detail that’s certainly worth going the extra mile for!
Once the meat, vegetables, and sauce have all been combined, it’s time to choose your sides! My family really enjoys this dish served over noodles or rice!
How To Make Steak Stir Fry
Cut the beef into long strips across the grain and place them in a freezer bag. Add soy sauce and cornstarch to the bag and allow it to marinate at room temperature.
Prepare the vegetables and then set them aside.
Whisk soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ginger together to prepare the sauce. Set it aside.
Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or wok. Then add in half of the meat and fry.
Remove the meat and fry the remaining half.
Add all the vegetables except for the green onion to the skillet and fry.
Place the beef back into the skillet and stir in the sauce.
Sprinkle the green onions and toasted sesame seeds over the top. Serve and enjoy!
How To Serve Beef Stir Fry
This dish is best served over rice. But you can also enjoy it on it’s own!
How To Store Leftover Beef Stir Fry
Place any leftover Beef Stir Fry in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Reheat them in the microwave.
Beef Stir Fry FAQs
If you can’t get your hands on flank steak, you can also grab skirt steak or sirloin steak.
Yes, you definitely can! It’ll still be delicious as well!
I’ve found that the best way to toast sesame seeds is to toss them in a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until they’re golden or medium brown. Just be sure to watch them carefully since they can turn very quickly.
This Beef Stir Fry pleases everyone around your dinner table as well as your taste buds! Here are more delicious beef recipes that your family will enjoy eating up as much as this one!
- P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef – This P.F. Chang’s Copycat Recipe cooks flank steak in a thick, sweet, but mild sauce and has dinner on your table in only 40 minutes!
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew – Tender chunks of beef, veggies, and savory spices cook together in the crockpot; only 20 minutes of prep time is needed!
- Braised Beef Short Ribs – Made in a dutch oven, this rich and tender meat literally falls off the bone!
- Corned Beef and Cabbage – A classic Irish dinner recipe where the meat gets brined for 7 to 10 days, resulting in incredibly flavorful and tender brisket!
- Crockpot Barbacoa Beef – Prep this dish in just 20 minutes, and then relax as your crockpot does the rest!
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Beef Stir Fry
- Wok or deep skillet
- Sharp knife
- 1 pound flank steak
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 green onion sliced
- 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.
- Storage Instructions: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. They reheat well in the microwave.
- I can’t find flank steak – what other cut of beef will work? Skirt steak will work well too, or if you can’t find that you could use sirloin steak.
- What other vegetables could I use in this stir fry? Some other vegetables that would work would be mushrooms, baby corn, zucchini, celery, bean sprouts, bok choy, or cabbage.
- It seems like with that much soy sauce the dish may be salty? If you find it too salty, you could add a teaspoon of vinegar to balance that flavor. Or you could use low sodium soy sauce.
- I don’t have any brown sugar – could I use white sugar? Yes, that will be delicious as well!
- Do I have to toast the sesame seeds – and what is the best way to do this? I think the flavor of the toasted sesame seeds is preferable but you can get away without toasting them. I find that the easiest way is to toast them in a skillet at medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Watch them carefully as they can turn very quickly. They should be golden or medium brown.