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Beef Stir Fry recipe with rice
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5 from 10 votes

Beef Stir Fry

Beef stir fry, loaded with tons of fresh vegetables and a tasty sauce, is a quick and easy dinner best cooked in a wok that your family will love.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or other high heat oil
  • 1 pound beef sirloin cut into thin strips, see note
  • 2 cups broccoli fresh florets
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 2 large carrots peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small zucchini thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted


  • Ensure meat and all vegetables are cut prior to cooking.
    raw vegetables on cutting board for Beef Stir Fry recipe
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. When oil is near it's smoking point, cook and stir beef until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. It will continue cooking later, so it doesn't need to be fully cooked at this point. You just want a nice sear on it.
  • Transfer beef to a plate. Add broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, and green onion to the center of the wok. Cook and stir vegetables for 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and stir well.
    Beef Stir Fry cooked vegetables
  • Add beef into vegetables and season with soy sauce, fish sauce, and sesame seeds. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 2 more minutes.
    Beef Stir Fry in wok
  • Serve hot over rice or noodles.



Slicing meat that is partially frozen or very cold is easiest. Slice against the grain to get the most tender bite.
Cooking tip: Throughout entire recipe, do not overcrowd your wok. You're better off cooking in small batches, setting aside, and combining everything at the end. You want everything to have a nice sear on it but not be soggy and overly cooked.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7420IU | Vitamin C: 87.4mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3.7mg