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Easy classic beef stir fry

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Adjust Servings:
6tbsp corn starch
4tbsp+ 2/3 cup water
4tbsp soy sauce
4tbsp mirin
2tbsp white sugar
1tbsp sesame oil
Dash of black pepper
4tbsp peanut oil
2 Crushed garlic
1 Sliced capsicum
2 Small carrots
4 Shallots

Nutritional information

369 kcal
40.1 g
20.8 g
13.9 g

Easy classic beef stir fry

  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium




We love Chinese dishes because they are nutritious, easy to cook and delicious. If you have craving for red meat, then there is no better option than Chinese classic beef stir fry. This dish is equally popular among people of different countries. This made with super delicious and flavorful Chinese stir fry sauce. One can enjoy its serving with steam rice and sesame seeds.

This is a perfect recipe for busy weeknights and great to grab for quick lunch, as it takes only 25 minutes to cook. This recipe is healthier because beef is stir-fried that reduces fat content.

Cook’s tips:

  • Make a slice of partially frozen flank steak. It helps in making thin slices of beef steak.
  • Steak will be tenderer if slices are made perpendicular to the white line in meat.
  • A stir fry’s cook so quickly and for this, all veggies and marinade must be ready well before time to avoid any delay in cooking.
  • For this recipe, you need to tender the meat that is done by using economical stewing beef.

Use ordinary all-purpose soy sauce. Don’t use light or dark soy sauce

Health advice

  • Stir-frying is a quick and easy way to cook food. It retains the nutritional value of food because food is not exposed to overheating. While in the case of deep frying caloric content increases and causes health issues like obesity and high cholesterol level.
  • Proper sodium intake helps in accurate impulse conduction and muscular action. It also prevents cardiovascular problems.
  • Beef is the best source of protein, which is necessary for hair, nails, cartilage, and muscular growth. It also contains iron that helps to maintain Hemoglobin level in blood.
  • A balanced amount of proteins and carbs make it a complete health package for consumers.
  • You can decrease calories level if sesame seed is not used in garnishing.

Stir fry recipes are always recommended because of low caloric content

How red meat is a health risk according to the World Health Organization?

  • According to WHO Eating too much red meat causes many health problems like heart disease, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and many others
  • Red meat has greater saturated fat than chicken, fish, or legumes, which causes cardiac diseases.
  • According to WHO, 2015 report increases consumption of processed red meat is carcinogenic to humans and can cause stomach cancer. Meat processing methods like smoking and curing can create cancer-causing chemicals.

How much red meat consumption is good for health?

  • For a healthy diet, a person must intake 12-18oz red meat per week. People who don’t consume red meat, they need to get adequate protein from legumes and pulses.
  • Serving antioxidant-rich vegetables are a good support to the body.


  • Fish is a good source of protein and contain less saturated fatty acids.
  • According to AHA two servings of fish in a week is essential for good health.
  • Eat red meat only once in a week and replace the increased consumption of red meat with other sources of protein.
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• In a bowl, add corn starch, 4tbsp of water, and mix it thoroughly.
• Add the rest of the marinade ingredients except 2/3 cup of water


• In a bowl, place beef slices in 4tbsp of marinade and mix it gently. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
• Add 2/3 cup water in it.


• Crush the garlic cloves and add it to heated oil. Cook it for 15 seconds.
• Add chopped onion and cook it for 1 minute.


• Add beef slices and cook it until color changes to light brown.
• Add capsicum and sliced carrots. Now stir fry it for 30 seconds.


• Add sauce and cook it for half-second.
• Add scallion and shallots, cook it for 1 minute and make sauce thick.


• Now remove it from the stove.
• You can use sesame seeds for garnishing.
• Serve it to 4 people with steamed rice.


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