Easy Beef Stir-fry

by Asian Recipes At Home

This recipe is a tasty and easy way to prepare beef for a quick dinner! It is so much better for you than takeout and just as tasty! Serve this beef stir-fry with rice or additional veggies for a low-carb option!

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Our beef stir-fry recipe is a tasty and easy way to prepare beef for a quick dinner! It is so much better for you than takeout and just as tasty

Our easy stir-fried beef with carrots recipe

This meal takes a bit of planning ahead due to marinating the beef, but it’s well worth it! We use a very simple marinade that is so flavorful! The beef is best marinated overnight (or even a little bit longer will be okay too). Prepare your vegetables ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. You could even buy a bag of matchstick carrots to make prepping this meal even easier!

 

What goes into a stir-fry?

We kept this beef stir-fry recipe very simple with the main ingredients being just beef, carrots, and onions. However, you can basically put anything you want in a stir-fry. This is one reason we absolutely love stir-fries. If you don’t like certain veggies or a certain protein, you can swap it out fairly easily. Here are some ideas of what you can put in a stir-fry:

  • Protein – beef, chicken, pork, tofu, eggs, etc.
  • Vegetables – carrots, onions, snow peas, cabbage, celery, eggplant, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, etc.
  • Marinade/sauce – soy sauce, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, vinegar, hot pepper powder, etc.

 

Tips for making this easy beef stir-fry

  • Partially freezing the chuck roast will help you be able to cut the meat into thin slices.
  • Cut against the grain. Cutting against the grain will give you very tender beef. Muscle fibers in meat run in one direction. Examine the roast to see which direction the muscle fibers are running. ​​You want to slice against the fibers of the roast. To put it another way, you want to shorten the length of the long muscle fibers. 
  • Since stir-fries cook quickly, having all of the vegetables chopped and the sauces whisked ahead of time is the easiest way to stay stress-free.

What to serve with this easy stir-fry

We served brown rice with our beef stir-fry. However, feel free to serve this with white rice or noodles. You could also omit the rice entirely and cook up extra vegetables to keep this a low-carb meal option! 

 

Want to keep it low-carb? Try one of these vegetable side dish recipes with this beef stir-fry.

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Our beef stir-fry recipe is a tasty and easy way to prepare beef for a quick dinner! It is so much better for you than takeout and just as tasty

Easy Beef Stir-fry

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 32 minutes

This recipe is a tasty and easy way to prepare beef for a quick dinner! It is so much better for you than takeout and just as tasty! Serve this beef stir-fry with rice or additional veggies for a low-carb option!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chuck roast, trimmed of fat as much as possible
  • 3 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • ½ cup celery, diagonally sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dasida beef soup stock powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons potato starch
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoning sauce
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 4 Tablespoons avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Slice the chuck roast into thin strips. In a bowl large enough to hold the beef, mix together the ingredients for the marinade: minced garlic, coconut aminos, ground black pepper, ½ Tablespoon Dasida beef powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon potato starch, and sesame oil. Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade and mix together well. Cover and let marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon potato starch and ¼ cup of cold water until combined well. Set aside for later.
  3. Place a pan on medium-high heat, add 2 Tablespoons of oil. Add the marinated beef to the hot pan. Stir-fry until the beef is well done and no longer pink.
  4. Add the vegetables to the frying pan with the beef, the remaining 2 Tablespoons of oil, along with the rest of the seasonings, ½ Tablespoon Dasida beef soup stock powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon fish sauce, and 1 Tablespoon seasoning sauce. Continue to stir-fry for about another 12 minutes (or just until the vegetables are cooked to your liking).
  5. Quickly mix the potato starch mixture that was set aside earlier since it probably has settled. Drizzle this potato starch mixture into the frying pan with the vegetables and beef. Continue to stir-fry and mix everything together well for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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