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A quick, flavorful stir fry, like this recipe for Asian Beef with Peppers, is a delightful option when time is of the essence.

This Healthy Stir Fry Beef is an outstanding option for a healthy and quick weeknight meal!

Asian Beef with Peppers in a white serving bowl

Asian Beef with Peppers

Much as we love to grill in the summer, waiting on the charcoal to ignite is not always an option on a busy weeknight. A quick, flavorful stir-fry, like this dish for Asian Beef with Peppers, is a delightful option when time is of the essence. It can certainly be whipped up more quickly than calling for takeout! Plus you don’t have to leave the house to make this delicious recipe for stir fry beef! And as a bonus, you have complete control of the ingredients. There’s no MSG in sight.

Overhead view of Asian Stir Fry Beef in a white bowl over a checkered napkin

Easy, Healthy Stir Fry Beef Recipe

This recipe started with a thinly sliced flank steak which was marinated while I chopped the vegetables and prepped the sauce. I don’t own a wok so used my paella pan for this speedy entree. A large saute pan works well, too. The stir fry beef is quickly cooked, then the peppers and scallions before they are both doused in a flavorful sauce. I had rice cooking concurrently so this healthy stir fry beef was ready in less than a half-hour.

Asian Beef with Peppers in a white serving bowl with a side dish of rice

Flank Steak Tips

My family adores beef. While I typically think of tenderloin fillets or rib eyes as “steak”, my children grew up with flank steak as another of their favorite steaks. And the price isn’t nearly as daunting as some of the finer cuts of beef. Typically, I’ll marinate our flank steaks overnight and toss them on the grill for one of our Sunday suppers.

Then I discovered flank steak is wonderful for stovetop meals as well. Just be sure to watch your cooking times as this cut will be tender when cooked to a medium-rare. And slicing against the grain is also the way to go. Just look for the lines or fibers running across the meat, and cut thin slices at a 45ΒΊ angle to these fibers. This way, you’ll have the most tender bites of meat when you make this Asian beef stir fry recipe with peppers!

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Asian Beef with Peppers

Asian Beef with Peppers

A speedy beef stir fry with amazing Asian flavors! And ready in a half hour or less.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin (rice wine)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided (add more if needed)
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (I used Sriracha), or to taste
  • 2-3 bell peppers, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch wide strips
  • 4-6 scallions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Slice flank steak across the grain into ¼ inch thick slices. Cut larger slices in half if desired. Put slices into a medium bowl with soy sauce, cornstarch, rice wine, garlic, ginger, ½ tsp. salt, sugar, and 2 teaspoons of oil and toss. Set aside.
  2. Stir together oyster sauce, and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Heat large saute pan or wok over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of oil, then add beef in one layer. Cook, without stirring for about a minute, toss and cook for another minute. Do not overcook.Transfer meat and any juices to a plate.
  4. Add remaining oil, then bell pepper, scallions, and remaining ½ tsp salt. Stir-fry 30 seconds, then add reserved beef with any juices and oyster sauce mixture. Stir-fry until sauce thickens slightly, about 30 seconds, then transfer to a serving dish.

Notes

!Recipe adapted from Gourmet

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1233mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 33g

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29 comments on “Asian Beef with Peppers”

  1. Yes. I would like beef for dinner. Please deliver this delightful dish by, say, 6 pm AST.

    Thanking you in advance.

  2. Lucky me! I just bought some of those colorful mini bell peppers and I can’t wait to use them in this dish. All I have to do is defrost the flank steak from my freezer and I’m all set. Yum!

  3. Looks amazing, Liz, and perfect for when I’ve thawed a flank steak (our fave), but can’t get out to grill.

  4. What a beautiful plate!! I would love this for dinner……SOON!

  5. Lovely dish, Liz! Definitely one of my fave Asian cuisines πŸ˜€

  6. I love stir fry! Very few things can beat its simplicity and fill-factor! Yours looks delicious!

  7. This is a wonderful dish Liz and full of flavor. I love to grill even when I’m busy it actually seems quicker because i have less to clean up. However, when the temps are souring into the triple digits grilling sounds awful and cooking indoors with the a/c blaring sounds way more appealing to me.

    Nice dish any time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This look delicious! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try πŸ™‚

  9. This recipe full of colours, love it! My husband love a lot this kink of dish! I will saw him πŸ˜‰

  10. Mmm this looks so good, Lizzy. I love all the flavors and colors. RIght up my alley! πŸ™‚

  11. What a fabulous recipe Liz. Love all the Asian flavors plus it is so easy for a weeknight.

  12. I love quick dishes like this! It looks so flavorful. And I loooove Sriracha. I came late to the party, but I am making up for it with my high consumption now.

  13. This looks gorgeous, Liz. I haven’t made flank steak in a while, and I think my whole family would love this recipe.

  14. Look so delicious Lizzy:)

  15. Mmm I bet the Sriracha and Mirin blend beautifully together…Meat is not my usual protein but you’ve got me rethinking things, Liz =)

  16. I love stir frys and yours is very pretty will all the colored peppers:@)

  17. how perfectly delightful!! : ) looks good Liz!

  18. how perfectly delightful!! : ) looks good Liz!

  19. Beef stir fry is one of my favorite dinners. This looks fabulous, Lizzy!

  20. This is such a great hot rice topper. Tender beef and crunchy peppers! Mmm…

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  21. Yum, love this stir-fry! Such a pretty and colorful dish and the beef looks so tender and full of flavor!

  22. I love these flavors and those gorgeous peppers, what a great stir fry!

  23. I love asian beef and peppers. Yours sounds sensational!

  24. I mad e aversion of this on the weekend. My flank steak always comes out tough so I used chicken. It was a big hit.

  25. This recipe is awesome, Thanks for posting it! (Wish I knew the WW points)
    πŸ™‚

    • I wish I could help you with the WW points, too, but I bet if you load it up with extra veggies to increase the portions, it would be a pretty healthy option.

  26. Wow, so easy and simple to make but still delicious to eat with rice. Beef is always my favorite. I’ll make this recipe for tomorrow dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  27. This beef and peppers is better than any I have had! So delicious and so easy to make!

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