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    Steak Stir Fry

    This Steak Stir Fry is an easy 30-minute weeknight dinner, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    With an array of colorful veggies and a perfectly balanced stir fry sauce, it’s the perfect meal to satisfy those Asian food cravings.

    This Steak Stir Fry is a quick weeknight dinner loaded with plenty of veggies and great Asian flavors.

    Why You’ll Love It

    • Big Flavors: The marinade and stir-fry sauce bring together a perfect blend of Asian flavors, making each bite savory, sweet, and slightly spicy.
    • It’s Quick and Easy: Ready in about 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a fast, yet fulfilling weeknight meal.
    • Versatility: You can easily swap out ingredients based on what you have available. It’s great for cleaning out the fridge.
    • Simple Preparation: Straightforward cooking steps make it easy to follow, even for novice cooks.
    • Great for Leftovers: The dish reheats well, making it ideal for meal prep or next-day lunches.

    What’s the Best Cut of Steak to Stir Fry

    For stir-frying, the best cuts of steak are those that are lean, tender, and can be cooked quickly at high temperatures without becoming tough.

    Our go-to cut is flank steak. It’s very flavorful, and when sliced thinly against the grain, it becomes tender and cooks quickly.

    Other good choices are skirt steak, sirloin, ribeye, or if you’re not too worried about price, tenderloin.

    Close up view of stir fried steak and vegetables.

    Ingredient Notes

    • Steak: Today we’re using thinly sliced flank steak.
    • Marinade: Soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, corn starch, baking soda.
    • Stir Fry Sauce: Soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar, dark soy sauce, crushed red pepper.
    • Veggies: Broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, onion, mushrooms, and snap peas.
    • Aromatics: Ginger and garlic.

    How to Make Steak Stir Fry

    1. Marinate the Steak: Slice that steak thin and give it a good toss with the marinade ingredients. This process is called “velveting”, and it helps make the beef tender.

    Thinly sliced steak marinating in a dish.

    2. Whip Up the Sauce: Mix all stir-fry sauce ingredients together in a bowl.

    Stir fry sauce in a bowl.

    3. Cook the Steak: Give the steak a quick sear on both sides, then remove it to a plate.

    Seared steak pieces on a plate.

    4. Veggie Time: Throw all your veggies into the pan. Stir and cook them until they’re getting soft but still have a bit of crunch. Add in the ginger and garlic.

    5. Bring it All Together: Toss the steak back in with the veggies, pour in that delicious sauce, and add the snap peas. Give it all a good mix and cook everything together for a couple of minutes before serving.

    Beef strips and veggies cooking in a wok.

    Serving Suggestions

    Stir fried steak and veggies go great with a simple side of white rice. If you want to get more elaborate, try our easy takeout style Fried Rice.

    Any type of Asian noodles will also work as a starchy side. We love it with our Spicy Noodles.

    For something lighter on the side, think Asian Cucumber Salad or Wonton Soup.

    For more inspiration, check out our collection of favorite sides for stir fry!


    • Protein Swap: You can easily follow the same recipe with any protein. Try chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu instead. Each protein brings its own unique flavor and texture.
    • Veggie Variety: The sky’s the limit with vegetables. Experiment with bok choy, zucchini, asparagus, baby corn, or water chestnuts for different textures and flavors.
    • Noodle Stir-Fry: Instead of serving with rice, mix in cooked noodles like udon, ramen, or rice noodles at the end for a hearty one-pan meal.
    • Change the Sauce: Like it spicy? Try our Bulgogi Sauce or Hunan Sauce. Craving a bit sweeter flavors? Teriyaki Sauce or General Tso Sauce would go great with this stir fry.

    Leftovers and Storage

    You can refrigerate leftovers for 3-4 days in an airtight container. Reheat in a lightly greased skillet, or in the microwave.

    It can also be frozen for up to three months, just note that the veggies will lose some of their crunch.

    Helpful Tips

    • Prep Everything First: Stir-frying is a fast process. Have all your ingredients chopped, measured, and ready to go before you start cooking.
    • Slice the Beef Thinly: We recommend slicing it to about ⅛ inch thick against the grain. This is crucial for tender beef.
    • Don’t Overcrowd the Pan: If you don’t have a wok or large skillet, cook in batches if needed. Overcrowding leads to steaming rather than searing, which can make the meat tough.
    • Hot and Fast: High heat is key in stir-frying. It cooks the food quickly and helps to develop a nice sear on the meat.
    • Stir Constantly: Keep the ingredients moving in the pan for even cooking and to prevent burning.
    Bowl of stir fried steak along with freshly steamed rice.

    There you have it, one more easy and delicious stir fry dinner.

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    Steak Stir Fry

    Yield: 4-6 servings
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This Steak Stir Fry is a quick weeknight dinner loaded with plenty of veggies and great Asian flavors.


    Steak Marinade

    • 1.5 pounds flank steak
    • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
    • 6 tsp corn starch
    • 1 tsp baking soda

    Stir Fry Sauce

    • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
    • ½ Tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp rice vinegar
    • ½ tsp dark soy sauce
    • ½ tsp crushed red pepper

    Stir Fry

    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 spear broccoli, cut into chunks
    • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 small green pepper, sliced
    • 2 medium carrots, sliced
    • 1 small onion, sliced
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
    • 6oz snap peas


    1. Thinly slice steak at an angle, about 1/8 of an inch. Mix with marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add in beef strips and mix well. Allow to marinate while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
    2. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients for the stir fry sauce.
    3. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add steak and sear for about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.
    4. Add broccoli, bell peppers, carrot, onion and mushrooms to the pan. Stir fry until the vegetables start to soften, while still retaining some crunch, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for one minute.
    5. Return steak to the pan along with the prepared sauce and snap peas. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
    6. Serve with rice or Asian noodles.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 340Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 90mgSodium 1022mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 35g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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