Easy Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor. Plus it’s ready in 20 minutes!

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor. Plus it's ready in 20 minutes!

I have been watching WAY too much Law & Order SVU lately. Which has resulted in me being overly paranoid. I went to Wal-Mart late last night and was watching over my shoulder like someone was about to attack me from the shadows.

Oh and if I hear a creak upstairs and I’m home alone, forget about it. I go barreling through the house like I could actually take the guy down. I’m pretty sure my short stumpy arms couldn’t defend myself if I tried.

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor. Plus it's ready in 20 minutes!

So what does a girl do when she finds herself watching SVU all day? She makes a simple dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to cook and turns out perfectly every single time. You know, so I can get back to watching all that pointless TV.

Speaking of easy recipes, I put together a fun {and flavor packed!} Sunday Supper slideshow from Foodie. I’m always looking for fun new recipes and this slideshow will not disappoint!</p>

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor. Plus it's ready in 20 minutes!

Now, I don’t make a lot of Asian inspired food in my house but this dish gets made at least 2 times a month. I like to use a mix of frozen {hello easy!} Asian vegetables but you could throw in just about any vegetable you love.

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Easy Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus marinade time

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For marinade:

  • 2 pounds sirloin beef tips, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

For sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen Asian vegetable blend (also called stir-fry blend)

For serving:

  • White or brown rice, steamed

Directions:

In a medium sized mixing bowl add beef, garlic, cornstarch, soy sauce, water, dark brown sugar, ginger, baking soda, red pepper flakes and sesame oil. Stir to combine, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

After your meat has marinaded and you're ready to start cooking mix together your sauce.

In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, dark brown sugar and flour, set aside.

In a large skillet set over medium high heat add the beef (with all the marinade) and 1/2 of the sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until the meat is no longer pink.

While the meat is cooking steam your vegetables until just warmed.

Once the meat is cooked add in remaining sauce and steamed vegetables. Cook for about 3 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the vegetables are coated.

Once ready remove from heat and serve over steamed rice.

Note: Vegetable oil can be used in place of sesame oil. My husband prefers the sesame oil but I'm allergic so I use vegetable oil for myself.

This easy beef and vegetable stir-fry is packed full of nutritious vegetables, tender beef tips and lots of delicious flavor. Plus it's ready in 20 minutes!

 

17 Responses to “Easy Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry”

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    Medeja — March 24, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Yumy! I looked at these pictures and realised how hungry I am.. 🙂

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 24, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I LOVE easy weeknight dinners, and I am always looking for ways to incorporate more beef (at the hubbies request!) This looks perfectamundo!
    Love that saucy goodness! Pinned

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    amanda @ fake ginger — March 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

    This looks amazing! My stir-fry sauces always end up too thin so they don’t coat everything well – yours looks perfect!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — March 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

    It’s awesome to find dinners that can be made quickly during the week. LOVE this!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — March 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Oh Brandy, I knew we were alike, but this is ridiculous. I’m so ever loving paranoid when I’m home alone and my t-rex arms would do nothing to help me if I actually had to defend myself! Aaaaaand I go on t.v. show benders! Aaaaaaand I want this stir-fry NOW.

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — March 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Oh, that made me giggle out loud. That’s why I don’t watch scary movies. I’m not as scared of the thought of robbers, etc., but things that go bump in the night make me think of the boogie man (I read too much Stephen King). That being said, your stir-fry looks like the perfect meal to calm my nerves. I’ll take a double serving. 🙂

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    Angie — March 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    This stir fry looks so good! I love making beef stir fry!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — March 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good stir-fry – no one I know ; )

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — March 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Ahhh this looks amazing!!

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    Whitney @ Jewhungry — March 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Ok, putting this on the family dinner list for the week. Looks amazing!

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    Joanne — March 24, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve always been a paranoid crazy person, so I totally get it! Sunday marathons of SVU definitely don’t help.

    Love quick and easy meals like this!

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    Happy Valley Chow — March 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I loovveee a good stir fry recipe and this definitely looks like a winner. Great job 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Alaina-Fabtastic Eats — March 25, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Stir frys are our go-to easy weeknight meal! I’m always looking for new combos! Love this!

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    Karin — July 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I made this dish for my 2 teenage kids and my daughter’s boyfriend who is a college football player. They were just back from a workout and were starving! I have to say, the portions were enough to fill them up plus they loved it! The only modification I made, was that I bought a 2lb london broil and sliced it thin myself. It came out delicious and the meat was very tender! This recipe is a keeper.

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