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Garlic Beef Stir Fry with vegetables is one of my favorite easy meals. The combination of tender beef, fresh vegetables, and a rich garlic stir fry sauce make dinner satisfying. Serve this over rice, riced cauliflower, or noodles for a complete meal everyone will ask you to make regularly.
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BEEF STIR FRY
I always start by preparing my sauce for this beef stir fry recipe. Whisk the ingredients together and set the sauce aside until you are ready to add to the beef and vegetables.
Next, I will prepare my beef if I have not already. Slicing the beef thinly gives you a faster cook time. Thicker cuts will take longer to cook and won’t get that crispy texture you are looking for in a stir fry. However, if your vegetables are larger pieces, you may want a bit thicker cut of meat for your beef stir fry.
Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add in your beef and stir as it cooks for 2-3 minutes until the beef is turning crispy on the outside.
You will remove the beef from the pan and set aside to begin cooking your vegetables. You just need a quick cook on these to soften slightly and add a bit of flavor and crispness to the edges. Once they are ready, you will add the beef and sauce back to the pan and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
DO I NEED A BEEF STIR FRY MARINADE?
This recipe does not include a separate marinade for your beef. However, if you are using a tougher cut of meat like flank steak or skirt steak instead of sirloin, you may want to use part of the sauce as a marinade for an hour prior to cooking the beef stir fry.
If you choose to use the sauce as a marinade, make it and divide in half. Pour half of the mixture over your sliced beef and cover to refrigerate for one hour to overnight prior to cooking.
HOW TO SERVE BEEF STIR FRY
This classic stir fry recipe is a perfect option to go over some freshly steamed jasmine rice. If you are trying to follow a diet that limits grains, you can also serve this with riced cauliflower or even spaghetti squash. Zoodles and ramen noodles are other options that pair wonderfully with both the flavors and textures of this rich and flavorful stir fry recipe.
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- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 lbs boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch strips
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, sliced
- 1/2 cup water chestnuts (optional) or replace with pearl onions
- Garnish: sliced green onion, sesame seeds
- Cooked rice
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp canola oil
- 1 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 tsp of ginger paste or ginger powder
- In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
- Heat a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil. Once hot, add beef and stir fry until browned. Remove from pan.
- Add vegetables to the hot skillet or wok. Stir fry until slightly crisp, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Return beef to pan and stir in sauce. Cook until sauce is thicked, approximately 2 minutes.
- Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
- Category: Main Dishes
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 999
- Sugar: 4.2g
- Sodium: 3764mg
- Fat: 33.3g
- Saturated Fat: 9.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 88.3g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Protein: 81.4g
- Cholesterol: 367mg