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15 Beef Stir Fry Recipes That Are Easy To Make

One of our favorite signature dishes to make is a stir fry. The simplicity of a stir fry is what makes it so great. It’s all in the name, you fry the meat and veggies, and keep that food stirring. 

In addition to this stir frys are just so easy to make. You only have to throw in some vegetables, a few spices, your favorite stir in sauce and some beef strips, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, hearty meal that all can enjoy in just a few minutes.

So, if you’re looking for some tasty beef stir fry recipes, then you’re in the right place. We’ve got 15 beef stir fry recipes that are so easy and simple to make, that even a cooking novice could nail them! 

1. Beef With Green Beans

If you’re looking for a simple recipe that can be made in a matter of half an hour, then why not try this beef and green beans recipe.

For the best results, you’ll need to slice up some green beans, and cut the beef along the grain into really thin strips. Then, mix together some dark and light soy sauce with a sprinkling of sugar. 

Next, heat up the work, and throw in the green beans, before frying for about 8 minutes. Remove from the wok, and then sizzle garlic, ginger and scallions, with a little chile paste and stir fry again.

Mix in your beef strips and fry until seared and cooked, before putting green beans back into the wok and stir fry until cooked to perfection. 

2. Stir Fry Beef And Oyster Sauce

Green beans not your thing? Don’t worry we’ve got other recipes that you might love! This oyster sauce beef stir fry will tickle your taste buds as oyster sauce just pairs oh so perfectly and compliments the beef. 

To make this stir fry, again you’re going to need to cut the beef across the grain, and make sure that the slices are very thin- or about 2 to 3 inches long and ¼ of an inch thick.

Next, you’ll want to add soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, water and vegetable oil to a bowl to use as a beef marinade. Marinade your meat and set aside.

Then, you’ll want to stir fry the veggies such as ginger, sliced carrot and mushrooms. Add in the oyster sauce, and the beef strips and stir fry until ready to serve. You can use steamed rice or noodles with this stir fry mix, it’s your choice! 

3. Broccoli & Beef Stir Fry

Another power stir fry combo is beef and broccoli. The tenderness of the beef pairs lovely with crunchy broccoli.

This recipe calls for a homemade marinade of egg whites, potato starch, rice wine, sugar, black pepper, soy sauce and oyster sauce, all mixed together to make the beef tender and juicy. 

Once you’ve made the marinade, you’ll need to blanch the broccoli, before stir frying the ginger and garlic. Add in the beef and broccoli and stir fry until cooked, and serve with white rice. 

4. Beef & Black Bean Sauce

For this stir fry recipe, we’re going to use chunked up beef. Once you’ve cut the beef, use soy sauce, wine and cornstarch to make your marinade and leave for 20-30 minutes.

Whilst the meat marinade, mix soy sauce, sugar, chicken broth and chile paste while you prep the veggies. 

Mince some garlic and black beans, before adding in carrots and celery slices. Stir fry the veggies until crisp and set aside, before stir fry the garlic and black beans, then add in the beef.

Throw in some sauce and cook until the beef is no longer red. Top with sesame oil and serve! 

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5. Classic Chinese Beef Stir Fry

Love ordering a beef stir fry from your local Chinese restaurant? Why not make your own? To make this dish, you’ll need to combine all of the sauce ingredients and use them to marinade the beef briefly. 

Then, heat oil and simmer garlic in the wok, before adding in onions and the beef, cooking until browned. Top with chopped bell peppers and carrots, and stir fry with the homemade sauce. Add bok choy and scallions for extra flavor, and serve with rice or noodles. 

6. Beef Stir Fry With Noodles & Sticky Sauce

Looking for a quick and easy dinner to please everyone at home? Try this fast beef stir fry recipe! To make this one, all you’ll need to do is cook the noodles according to instructions, prep the veggies, and slice the steak into thin strips, mixing it in with flour and 5 spice.

Then, stir fry your steak in a hot wok until crisped, before removing them and setting aside. Add your peppers and chili, along with garlic, spring onion and ginger and cook for 1 minute.

Throw in the sauce and cook until the mixture looks shiny. Put the browned steak and noodles back in and stir. 

7. Sizzling Beef Steak Stir Fry

For another simple, yet tasty stir fry, simply chop up some broccoli, slice your steaks into finger sized strips, and season with black pepper and salt. Then use chopped cilantro or some pounded with a pestle and mortar to cover the top of the steak.

Cook your noodles and drain, before sizzling onion, garlic, ginger and your steak slices in the wok. Coat with soy sauce, sesame oil and a squeeze of lime for a zingy flavor

8. Sesame Beef Stir Fry

For this recipe, you will need flank steak as this goes well with the sesame and stir fry ingredients!

You’ll also need to make a marinade according to the instructions, before heating up the wok over a medium high heat, and cooking the steak in the pan. Then, add in peas, green onions and carrots and stir fry. 

Finally, whisk the broth, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch and red pepper flakes to make a delicious sauce to coat your stir fry. Then, add your ramen noodles and serve. 

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9. Quick & Easy Beef Stir Fry

If you prefer beef sirloin in your stir fry, then you’ll love this simple recipe. To make this quick and easy stir fry, you will need to heat oil in a large wok, and stir the beef until browned.

Then, add your bell peppers, carrots, green onions, broccoli, and garlic into the wok and stir fry. All you have to do then, is season with soy sauce and sesame seeds. 

10. Stir Fry Beef & Onions

You can’t go wrong with a simple beef and onion stir fry. This dish incorporates both green onions and yellow onions, for a tasty, and flavorful meal.

Once again, for this recipe, you’ll need to cut the beef against the grain into small, ½ inch strips. Then, in a large bowl, you will need to combine some light soy sauce with sesame oil, rice wine, black pepper and cornstarch. 

Add your beef to the mixture, and marinate for 15-20 minutes. Heat up oil in a wok, and throw in some ginger and garlic. Then stir fry with onions until crispy.

Remove the veggies and add the beef, stir frying until brown, before returning the vegetables to the wok and pouring over the premade sauce mixture. Sizzle with green onions, and serve with hot white rice

11. Sesame Seed Beef With Honey

For this recipe, all you’ll need to do is marinate your beef strips in a honey and soy sauce, stir fry with oyster sauce and top the mixture with sesame seeds.

Then, you can add veggies such as bell peppers, bean sprouts, celery or whatever you prefer, and stir fry in your homemade honey sauce! Serve with rice or noodles.

12. Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

One of the most popular beef stir fry sauces is teriyaki. There’s something so sweet yet so flavorful about teriyaki beef stir fry, and it pairs well with a range of different vegetables.

For this recipe, you’ll need sirloin steak cut into thin slices, soy sauce, black pepper, mixed veggies like broccoli, snap peas, carrots, green onions, water chestnuts and of course, all of the ingredients for a homemade teriyaki sauce. Voila, you have the perfect stir fry. 

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13. Ginger Beef Stir Fry

If you love mouthwatering flavor, then you have to try this ginger beef stir fry with scallions, honey and you guessed it, ginger!

You’ll need to make your own marinade for the beef, with unseasoned rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, fresh ginger, cumin and chili pepper flakes, and have sliced sirloin steak to go with it.

Bump up the stir fry with garlic, onions and chillies and finish with cilantro for a delicious meal that everyone will love. 

14. Taiwanese Beef Stir Fry

If rib eye steak is your favorite cut of beef, then try this Taiwanese beef stir fry recipe. It’s filled with flavor with runny honey, basic, chili, soy sauce, black rice vinegar, onions and garlic for a delicious, aromatic taste. 

15. Chinese Ginger Beef Stir Fry With Bok Choy

Love Chinese food, but don’t want to waste money on take out? Try this Chinese Ginger Beef Stir Fry recipe. It’ll take less than 25 minutes to make, which will be much quicker than having your food delivered!

You’ll need beef flank steak, fresh ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, bok choy and chicken broth to add a burst of flavor to your meal. Stir fry it all together according to instructions and you’ll have a delicious homemade Chinese dish to enjoy. 

Conclusion

To conclude, a stir fry is one of the easiest dishes to make. Whether you make your own sauces from scratch, or simply use soy sauce as a base with some ginger and garlic, all you need to do is fry your beef, and sizzle your veggies, and you cannot go wrong!

With 15 beef stir fry recipes to try out, your tastebuds will never be bored again. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Beef For Stir Fry?

When making a stir fry, you can use various different kinds of beef, as long as they are tender cuts. We recommend using either strip, tenderloin, shoulder center such as ranch stak, flat iron, ribeye or other tender cuts of meat. 

What To Add To Stir Fry To Make It Taste Better?

You can add whatever you like to your stir fry to make it more flavorful and more enjoyable, it’s entirely your preference. However, we recommend adding in some herbs such as basic, oregano or cilantro.

You can also add garlic, or ginger, or sprinkle some cumin or paprika spices over the top. 

Should You Marinate Meat Before Stir Frying?

It’s entirely up to you. Many chefs recommend marinating beef for stir fry as it will ensure that the meat remains soft, velvety and not dry at all.

Some people do not realize that marinating meat is not always so that it will add different flavorings to the meat, but often it is to give the meat a juicy texture as it soaks up the marinade. 

15 Beef Stir Fry Recipes That Are Easy To Make

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Looking for new ways to enjoy a beef stir fry? Why not try one of our 15 different beef stir fry recipes that are easy to make? 

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