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Two bowls with beef stir fry is an easy weeknight dinner.
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Best Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

When you're looking for a healthy yet easy dinner, turn to this Beef Stir-Fry Recipe! It is so quick and simple to sauté beef, broccoli, peppers, and sauce on the stovetop for a satisfyingly delicious dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb. flank steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive, divided
  • 2 bell peppers red or green, thinly sliced
  • ½ white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar white or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • cup chicken broth regular sodium, divided
  • 1-2 tsp. Sriracha sauce to taste
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil toasted
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

For Serving:

  • Toasted sesame seeds optional
  • Green onions sliced, optional
  • Rice or cauliflower rice optional


  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil and the sliced flank steak to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook flank steak for 6-8 minutes, flipping over halfway through, or until it is no longer pink. Remove the steak from the skillet and set aside on a large plate.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook the bell peppers, onion, and broccoli over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, ⅓ cup broth, Sriracha sauce, and sesame oil. Add the steak and the sauce to the skillet with the vegetables, reduce the heat to medium, and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the remaining ⅓ cup of warm broth and 2 tablespoons of starch. Mix in the slurry water to the skillet, continuing to cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes until the sauce has thickened up.
  • Serve beef and broccoli stir-fry over rice with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Enjoy!



Meal Prep and Storage

    • How to prep ahead of time: You can easily cut the veggies a day or two ahead of time. Simply store them in a Ziploc bag. Mix up the sauce the day before if needed, too.
    • How to store: Keep leftover beef stir-fry in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
    • How to freeze: You can freeze this stir-fry beef recipe, but the veggies might get mushy. Be sure as little air touches the food in a freezer-bag or airtight container as possible.
    • How to reheat: For the best results, warm the stir-fry back up in a skillet over medium heat.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 82.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.1mg