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Easy Beef Stir Fry Recipe

This easy beef stir fry is a perfect dish to whip up on a busy weeknight. It is packed full of veggies yet delicious. It is a simple and quick recipe you can have from your kitchen to the table under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: beef and broccoli stir fry, beef stir fry, beef stir fry recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke


  • Wok or Skillet


  • 1 pound flank steak (or 500g)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 ½ tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar this can be substituted with honey
  • Salt and black pepper to season.
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp Cornflour
  • cup low sodium chicken stock
  • ½ cup green onions chopped


  • To a bowl, add soy sauce, oyster sauce, chicken stock, sugar and mix to combine
  • Start by seasoning the beef strips with salt pepper and mix to combine. Add cornflour to the seasoned beef and stir combine
    seasoned beef on a plate.
  • To a heated wok (high heat), add vegetable oil and heat until hot, carefully add the beef and stir fry until brown and there is no blood. This process should take about 3 minutes, remove the beef from the wok and set aside.
    seared beef in a wok.
  • Add more vegetable oil to the wok and heat, quickly add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger and stir fry for about 1 minute. Then add the vegetables, broccoli and mixed bell pepper and stir to combine. Continue to stir fry for another 2 minutes but be sure to keep an eye so it doesn’t burn.
    vegetables in a wok.
  • Now, add the seared beef strips back into the pan, stir to combine. Lastly, add the stir fry sauce and stir to combine. At this point, if the sauce is not thick to your liking, make a slurry with ½ tbsp of cornflour and 2 tbsp of water and add it to the sauce. Stir to combine so that the sauce coats the beef and veggies well. Serve immediately with some steamed rice. Enjoy
    beef and vegetables in a wok.


  • It is important to prep the ingredients ahead of time. Because you move quickly from start to finish, you want to make sure you have all ingredients handy otherwise you risk burning your dinner.
  • To get the perfect meat slices for the stir fry. Remove any visible white membrane and cut the beef across the grain lengthwise thinly.