by Olena

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

by Olena

How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!

Learn how to make easy beef stir fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner of a restaurant quality! Wait, even better because you control the amount of sugar, sodium and MSG. Wait, we have no sugar or MSG in our stir fry recipe.

The end result – tender browned meat with crisp vegetables coated in a delicious Asian sauce.

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I have never seen a kid not liking Asian food. I think it’s the fact that vegetables are coated in sweet and salty sauce makes them way more appealing.You can enjoy this healthy beef stir fry on its own or with brown rice, quinoa or your choice of noodles.

Tips for Best Healthy Beef Stir Fry

  • “Stir fry” means to cook small pieces of food quickly on high heat and stirring constantly. So make sure all ingredients are prepped before you light the stove.
  • Use well-preheated wok.
  • My favourite oil to use for stir frying is toasted sesame oil because it’s so Asian, and so is stir fry.

How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!

What Are Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Cashews
  • Beef stir fry sauce

What Are Best Vegetables for Stir Fry

Look for firm vegetables that cook quickly when sliced thinly (if necessary).

  • Bell peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Snow (snap) peas
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Bok choy
  • Water chestnuts
  • Garlic

How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!

What Makes Best Stir Fry Meat (Beef)

  • Tender cuts like sirloin, ribeye, tri-tip, tenderloin, shoulder part can be cut into thin strips.
  • Make sure to cut against the grain – find the direction of the grain (meat lines lengthwise) and then slice across.
  • I used wild meat, venison, many times because my mom’s family is into hunting. It is a bit chewy but works like a charm. Again, depends which part.

What Are Healthy Beef Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients

  • Soy sauce
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!

How to Make Beef Stir Fry

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Easy Beef Stir Fry Sauce ingredients and set aside.  How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  2. In a wok, toast cashews on medium heat until golden brown to make meal complete with healthy fats. I always toast nuts in a pan vs. oven. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  3. You are looking at not beef. It’s venison (deer) that my mom supplies us with. I have successfully used it for Thai turkey meatballs, slow cooker porcupine meatballs and in healthy chili recipe numerous times. So, don’t hesitate to use game meat in this beef stir fry recipe. I’m pretty sure chicken or pork works as well.How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  4. Return wok to high heat and add 1 tbsp sesame oil. Add beef and cook until brown and crispy, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain juices if necessary.How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  5. Move beef to a side of the wok and add remaining sesame oil, bell pepper, zucchini and snap peas to the centre of the wok. How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  6. Cook vegetables for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
  7. Add cashews, pour sauce and stir. Cook stir fry until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, about 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Garnish with green onion and serve hot over brown rice, quinoa or noodles of choice.How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!
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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

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How to make Easy Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and healthy beef stir fry sauce in 30 minutes. EVERYONE will love this healthy dinner!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

Beef Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I used Bragg liquid aminos)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 5 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Beef Stir Fry:

  • 2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 medium bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into quarters
  • 9 oz snap (snow) peas
  • 3/4 cup cashews, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 3 large green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Beef Stir Fry Sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a wok, toast cashews on medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Return wok to high heat and add 1 tbsp sesame oil. Add beef and cook until brown and crispy, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Move beef to a side of  the wok and add remaining sesame oil, bell pepper, zucchini and snap peas to the centre of the wok. Cook vegetables for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cashews, pour sauce and stir. Cook stir fry until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, about 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Garnish with green onion and serve hot over brown rice, quinoa or noodles of choice.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 24 hours.

Notes

“Stir fry” means to cook small pieces of food quickly on high heat and stirring constantly. So make sure all beef stir fry ingredients are prepped before you light the stove.

Use well-preheated wok.

My favourite oil to use for stir frying is toasted sesame oil because it’s so Asian, and so is stir fry.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. We love stir fry and this one is awesome! Healthy, hearty and great mix of flavors! We will definitely make this again.

  2. I tried this recipe tonight and loved it. My kids liked it too. I’ve been looking for a great stir fry recipe using fresh, real ingredients. At last, my search is over!

  3. I just tried this recipe yesterday night, I have to say it was very easy, fast and delicious. I didn’t used to make stir fry due to soy sauce, but now that I’ve found one that at least seems to be good for my body, I’m trying different recipes and is awesome, always with a lot of colour and flavour.

  4. I can’t get enough stir fry in my life! Gorgeous photos and recipe. Love the sugar snap pea addition too -I eat those by the handful. And cashews make everything better! I too buy raw and toast them myself 🙂

    1. Hi Michelle. Thank you! No I don’t. I adjust the colours in Photoshop just enough to bring the colours to real life. As soon as you take the picture, the food doesn’t look the same, right?! I learnt that certain foods photograph better and natural light plays a huge part in good quality pictures. You are on the right track. Just keep practicing! Your tiramisu looks great!