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5-Minute Beef Stir Fry

Easy beef stir fry is a weeknight win!

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Updated September 24, 2019
Beef stir fry
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
5 Min

You only need five minutes to make this homemade Chinese recipe taste take-out worthy, so grab your wok (or a skillet!) and some fresh ingredients and get ready to impress your whole family. One taste and you'll never order Chinese take-out again!

This recipe proves that learning how to make beef stir fry is easier than you might think. It's amazing what fresh ingredients can do! We think you'll enjoy preparing this meal so much that you'll wonder why you didn't make it sooner. The good news is that, since it only takes 5 minutes to make, you and your family can enjoy this stir fry beef as often as you want. It's truly a crowd pleasing (and cook pleasing) dinner!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 to 8 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless top sirloin, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm cooked rice

What to Do

  1. In a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add ginger, garlic, and beef; cook 2 minutes, or until beef is browned. Add red pepper, snow peas, and onion and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Pour into wok and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 539
  • Calories from Fat 107
  • Total Fat 12g 18 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.7g 13 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 40g 79 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 68mg 23 %
  • Sodium 572mg 24 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 63g 21 %
  • Dietary Fiber 13g 51 %
  • Sugars 22g 0 %

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This quick and easy recipe is a must have for even the beginner cook! The fresh garlic and ginger really lend a great authentic flavor to the meat. If you don't have a wok, no worries! A skillet or saut pan will do just fine, as long as it is hot (not smoking) If you don't want to serve it over rice, you could put it in a lettuce or rice wrap, or even a soft and warm flour tortilla!

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