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Beef Stir Fry

This easy Beef Stir Fry is a weeknight dinner favorite and is easy to make at home. It has tender beef, a flavorful sauce, and lots of colorful veggies. Serve with rice or noodles for a well-rounded meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216 kcal


For the Beef:

  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Stir Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 6 oz snow peas
  • 2 green onions, sliced

For Serving:

  • Rice or Noodles
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Fresh cilantro or Thai Basil


  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Place the sliced beef, cornstarch, and rice wine vinegar in a large bowl and let sit while you make the sauce.
  2. To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, beef broth, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. In a large wok or sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the beef in two batches, browning on each side for about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the red bell pepper, carrot, and snow peas to the hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the sauce and add the beef. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Add the green onions.
  6. Serve over rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds and herbs, if desired. Serve warm.