How To Season Beef For Stir Fry

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I’m going to teach you How To Season Beef For Stir Fry . Yes, you heard right. In the world of take-out, one of the most popular dishes is the classic beef and broccoli. You can thank your American palates and current overload of sweet and sour, cheese and chocolate, and salt and pepper. However, this classic Asian dish has nothing on the real thing – prepared with your own fair hands.

EASY BEEF STIR FRY

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It takes 30 minutes to make this quick stir fry with beef. It is appropriately meaty, garlicky, and bursting with incredible robust flavors! It’s the ideal midweek supper option to serve over white rice!

I adore cooking! I mean, I love to cook! But now that I spend hours on my feet preparing meals for my wonderful family, I find that I grow fatigued too easily. I appreciate the pregnant woman in front of me.

Therefore, quick dishes like this Easy Beef Stir Fry are perfect for me! I enjoy a terrific, fast, simple meal that is ready in under an hour. And this one does not let you down! I definitely feel like a rock star after finishing this; I feel so accomplished!

SO HOW DO YOU MAKE A GOOD QUICK AND EASY BEEF STIR FRY?

Foodsaver 5200 series

The FoodSaver® FM5200 is a home cook’s/chef’s dream come true! With this machine, you can infuse lots of flavors into meats within a very short time! I show you how to do that below.

Foodsaver Rolls

BEEF MARINADE FOR EASY BEEF STIR FRY

Garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes are the key ingredients in my delicious marinade for this quick beef stir fry. The flavor of the steak is unbelievably delicious with this mixture!

Before the stir fry was finished, I found myself putting a few bits of cooked meat in my mouth. Irresistible! Since I enjoy the spice it gives the steak, I now use pepper flakes. If you can’t stand heat or have a low tolerance for it, skip it or cut back on the amount.

Beef Marinade for Easy Beef Stir Fry

Once you have your beef and all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl, mix well together to combine. Then place the beef into a  FoodSaver® bag. You can make your own bag from a  FoodSaver® roll.

Making Foodsaver Bags

Making Foodsaver bag from a roll

OR you could just use one of the bags that come in a  FoodSaver® FM5200. Place your meat in the bag then place in the machine to vacuum seal.

Vacuum sealing beef

Click on the vacuum and seal bag and like magic, the  FoodSaver® FM5200 will absorb all the air from the bag, and seal the bag.

Vacuum sealed beef

Now we have our beef all prepped and ready to go into our stir-fry. No need to let this marinade overnight! Since we vacuum sealed, you could let it marinate just for an hour and it will be good to go!

Marinated beef

MAKING THE BEEF STIR FRY

Our Beef Stir Fry happens in two easy steps!

Step 1: Cook the beef in a little oil to the desired doneness. Remove beef from pan.

Cooking beef for easy beef stir fry

Step 2: Saute some onions then add back beef, some vegetables and seasoning!

Easy beef stir fry recipe

You can enjoy this delectable beef stir fry with boiled rice. The flavors and textures are amazing! Meaty, with a little sweetness from the sauteed onion, some freshness from crunchy veggies, garlicky, spicy, so good!

Easy beef stir fry and rice

It’s also good in a flatbread or wrap. Should you begin to question why my flatbread has odd-looking edges, know that I made them. I’m still having trouble getting the edges to be precisely round.

I appreciate your understanding.

A Traditional Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
When someone says “a few different components together,” you know they really mean “a whole dinner.” This time, though, there’s no fumbling with the language: Jennine Bryant, a chef and recipe creator, has created a traditional beef stir fry that truly is a complete meal, replete with protein, vegetables, and carbs. This supper will satisfy even the greatest appetites and the most discriminating palates!

It’s also a really simple meal that only requires around five minutes of preparation and less than 15 minutes of cooking, making it the perfect entrée when you need to quickly prepare and serve dinner. The only thing to watch out for, according to Bryant, is overcooking the dish. “It’s surprising how quickly vegetables can go from being delightfully stir-fried and crunchy to being mushy and squishy throughout. It’s so simple to do. Therefore, be sure to re-add everything to the pan just as the vegetables are beginning to soften.” Best of all, it’s a flexible recipe that may be served over noodles, with rice, in lettuce cups, and with a variety of other vegetables. Hey, would you like to add some hot sauce? By all means, carry it out.

assemble the components for the beef stir-fry.
This recipe requires a lot of ingredients, but fear not—it truly doesn’t require much time or work. Therefore, gather 1 pound of sirloin or rump steak, soy sauce, water, garlic powder, ground ginger, brown sugar, honey, cornstarch, chili pepper flakes, sesame seed oil, some thinly sliced carrots, broccoli, and red bell peppers, as well as some sesame seeds, water chestnut slices, spring onion slices, and cooked rice noodles.

Prepare the beef, cook it, and combine the sauce.
The steak should first be thinly sliced before being left aside. After that, combine the soy sauce, water, garlic powder, ground ginger, honey, brown sugar, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes in a bowl, and set this sauce aside.

After heating up 12 tbsp of sesame seed oil, add the beef slices and fry for three to four minutes, or until they are evenly browned. After that, take the beef out of the pan while saving any juices, and set those aside.

the vegetables stir-fried
Add the chopped carrots, broccoli, and red pepper to the same pan that you used to cook the beef along with the last 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seed oil. Cook them for three to four minutes on medium-high heat, or until the veggies start to soften and brown.

The stir fry should be combined.
Return the steak and the beef juices to the frying pan with the vegetables, and then add the sliced water chestnuts. After adding the prepared stir fry sauce and stirring everything together, cook the beef stir fry for an additional two to three minutes before garnishing with sesame seeds and sliced spring onions. After that, serve it with rice noodles and, if you’d like, hot sauce, and enjoy!

Want some suggestions to liven things up? Bryant advises serving it with an extra dollop of soy sauce and a sprinkle of chili flakes. “Or, if you’re feeling more daring and enjoy the heat, add some hot red chili pepper slices on top. Also delicious would be fresh coriander. And to drink with this, ginger beer is delicious and goes so well!”

Classic Beef Stir Fry Recipe
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If you need to make a quick but nourishing meal, this classic beef stir fry is the perfect option.
PREP TIME
5
minutes
COOK TIME
12
minutes
SERVINGS
4
Servings

TOTAL TIME: 17 MINUTES
Ingredients
1 pound sirloin or rump steak
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
⅓ cup water
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of chili pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil, divided
4 cups of mixed carrots, broccoli, red peppers, sliced thinly
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
2 tablespoons spring onions, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cups rice noodles, cooked, for serving
Directions
Thinly slice the steak and then set to one side.
In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, the water, the garlic powder, the ground ginger, the brown sugar, the honey, the cornstarch, and the red pepper flakes, and then set aside.
In a large pan or wok, heat up ½ tablespoon of sesame seed oil, then add the sliced beef and fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until it is browned all over.
Remove the beef (with the juices) from the pan and set to one side.
In the same pan, add the remaining ½ tablespoon of sesame seed oil and the chopped carrots, broccoli, and red pepper, and cook this on a medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until the vegetables are beginning to soften and color.
Add the water chestnuts and return the beef and juices to the frying pan, then pour over the prepared sauce and mix everything together.
Allow the beef stir fry to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring several times, before topping with sliced spring onions and sesame seeds. Serve with cooked rice noodles.

Beef Stir Fry Recipe

This flavorful beef stir fry recipe is quick and simple to prepare and has tender beef strips stir-fried with peppers, broccoli, and a spicy sauce. A favorite of ours.

Beef Stir Fry Recipe

We’re cooking up a new pan of Spicy Beef Stir Fry tonight, my friends! Would you care for a bowl?

We’ve been making a lot of stir fry recipes in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen as of late. I love a good stir fry for many different reasons.

First, they cook up quickly. You can have a stir fry dish cooked up and on the table in 20 minutes, or under 30 minutes if you’re a slow cook like me.

Second, they’re super easy to customize. You can make them with different vegetables to your own preference, even tossing in veggies from the fridge you need to use up. You can use just about any protein – shrimp, chicken, pork, beef, tofu – or even go vegetarian.

Third, stir fries taste fantastic! My stir fries are always huge on flavor with my own preferred ingredients that are perfect for the spicy food lover. Today’s recipe is just that – nice and spicy and loaded with the flavors my spicy food loving friends crave.

I hope you enjoy it!

Let’s talk about how we make beef stir fry, shall we?

Spicy Beef Stir Fry in a pan

Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

  • FOR THE BEEF STIR FRY SAUCE
  • Doubanjiang. You can use gochujang or another spicy chili paste as a substitute.
  • Hot Paprika. As a substitute, use a combination of cayenne and sweet paprika. You can use other spicier chili powders as well.
  • Sesame Oil.
  • Soy Sauce.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar.
  • Brown Sugar. Honey is a good substitute, for a bit of sweetness.
  • Garlic.
  • Ginger.
  • Chicken Broth.
  • Red Pepper Flakes.
  • Corn Starch Slurry. 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water, to help thicken the sauce.
  • FOR THE BEEF STIR FRY
  • Sesame Oil. Or use olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Beef Ribeye. Cut into thin slices or bite-sized pieces, to your preference. You can use other cuts of meat. See the recipe notes section for suggested alternatives.
  • Corn Starch.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Vegetables. I am using broccoli, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers for my beef stir fry. You can use any of your favorites. See the recipe notes section for suggested alternatives.
  • For Serving. Chopped green onion, spicy red pepper flakes
Spicy Beef Stir Fry in a pan with peppers and broccoli

How To Make Beef Stir Fry – The Recipe Method

MAKE THE STIR FRY SAUCE

Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until well combined. Set aside until ready to use.

Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

MAKE THE BEEF STIR FRY

Heat the Oil. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok to medium-high heat.

Coat the Beef. Toss the beef with the corn starch, salt and pepper to coat.

Coating strips of beef in corn starch

Stir Fry the Beef. Add the beef to the hot pan and cook the beef for 2 minutes or to your preference, stirring often. Remove the beef and set aside.

Searing strips of beef ribeye to make beef stir fry

Stir Fry the Vegetables. Add the broccoli and chopped peppers to the hot pan. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.

Searing peppers and broccoli into a hot pan

Add the Stir Fry Sauce. Add the stir fry sauce and stir. Bring to a quick boil, then simmer for 3 minutes, stirring a bit, or until the vegetables are cooked to your liking. The stir fry sauce will thicken in the pan and coat the pork and vegetables.

Stir in the Beef. Stir the sliced beef back into the pan with the vegetables and warm through.

Stirring the peppers and broccoli into the pan with the seared beef

Garnish and Serve. I like my beef stir fry with either steamed white rice or stir fry noodles. Sesame seeds are a popular garnish as well.

Stirring noodles into the Beef Stir Fry

Boom! Done! Your spicy beef stir fry is ready to serve! Looks wonderful, doesn’t it? Super easy to make, which is a huge bonus, and you can easily customize the spice levels and ingredients.

Beef Stir Fry in a pan with noodles

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • The Beef. I love strips of juicy, tender beef ribeye or my beef stir fry, but you can use other cuts of beef. Flank steak or skirt steak are great options. Strip steak is very nice. Try it with tender filet, or use your favorite cuts.
  • The Vegetables. I typically use broccoli and peppers for this recipe for a simple beef and broccoli stir fry, but you can easily use your favorites. Snow peas are very popular, as are snap peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, mushrooms, carrots. Use your favorites! Make it your own!
  • Doubanjiang. Doubanjiang, aka Toban Djan, is a Chinese chili bean paste made from fermented soybeans, broad beans, and hot chilies. Gochujang is a good substitute for great flavor and a nice level of spiciness. Try it with a simple Teriyaki sauce for a flavorful variation.
  • Serving Options. You can serve beef stir fry on it’s own, as it is pretty much a balanced meal of proteins and vegetables. However, it is popularly served over rice or with noodles, which will allow you more servings.

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