Are you looking for a quick, and easy recipe? This beef stir fry is a 30 minute (or less) recipe. It’s perfect for when your super busy, just home from work, and need a quick meal.
What I love about this recipe is it tastes just like take-out, it’s a healthy dinner idea, and Paleo.
Beef Stir Fry
We served this stir fry beef with rice. If you serve rice use jasmine, white rice, or your favorite rice for the recipe.
Beef stir fry recipe alternatives
- Omit red bell peppers, jalapeños substitute with broccoli heads *which will make this a beef and broccoli stir fry
Groceries you’ll need for the stir fry
- Steak (we used boneless rib eye steak)
- Red bell pepper
- Green onion
- 1 jalapeno (optional)
- Broccoli (optional)
- Stir Fry Soy Sauce or Soy Sauce
- Palm oil , sesame seed oil or your favorite cooking oil. (I used palm oil it’s great for high temperature cooking)
- Rice (Jasmine, white or other)
Spices for the recipe
- Garlic Powder
- Ground Black Pepper
- Salt (just a pinch)
Directions for how to make beef stir fry
Follow directions on your rice package if you are making beef stir fry with rice. Start cooking rice prior to starting the stir fry recipe. If the rice gets done first, just keep it covered with stove off when done.
If steaming broccoli start it just as you are starting to cook the beef for the stir fry. Do not over cook it. Optionally if you can cook it with the beef but, I prefer adding it only at the last minute so the beef doesn’t get over-cooked. (and broccoli as well)
Can you cook the broccoli in the stir fry? Yes! If you like your broccoli a bit crunchy or barely cooked you can.
Healthy Beef Stir Fry
First wash, and cut up your veggies. Cut bell peppers into strips. Then peel and cut up onions. Chop green onions. Seed the jalapeno, and mincing into tiny pieces if you are using one.
Second take the steak out of the package, and cut it into strips for cooking.
Add your oil about 2-3 tsp. to your non stick skillet or wok. Add cut up beef strips, to skillet. Sprinkle with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and a dash of salt. Cook on a medium – high temperature, stirring frequently.
Cook until brown on each side. This goes by quickly, and the beef for the beef stir fry will finish it’s cook time when you cook the veggies.
- Next add 1/4 cup soy sauce for the beef stir fry sauce
Some people add other ingredients to thicken up the sauce but, if you don’t over add the sauce, and cook at a high heat you get all the flavors without adding unneeded ingredients.
Add vegetables on top of the beef, and stir together.
Cook until veggies are just tender. When dinner is ready begin to serve it. You can also have the soy sauce on the table if you wish. For this dinner we served our broccoli on the side.
This beef stir fry recipe will easily serve 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids.
You can easily double the recipe but, you will need a wok or very large skillet, or cook in two batches for making your stir fry.
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