Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Looking for a quick dinner idea? Chinese stir-fries are the perfect mealtime solution. Try this for a healthy weekday meal. It's nicely seasoned with fresh ginger and the steak is sautéed to perfection in a quick method cooking style.  This stir-fry recipe is filled with lots of vegetables to make an all-in-one meal.  Serve with rice, noodles or just on its own.

  • Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 lbs boneless sirloin steak (about 3/4 " thick), trimmed (750 g)
    • 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce (60 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (15 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp grated ginger (15 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil, divided (30 mL)
    • 1 1/2 cups matchstick-cut carrots (375 mL)
    • 1 large onion, sliced (1)
    • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips (1)
    • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (375 mL)
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced (2)
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas or snow peas (375 mL)
    • 1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.5 mL)
  • Directions
    1. Cut beef in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into thin slices; set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, cornstarch and ginger. Stir until cornstarch dissolves. Set aside.
    3. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp of canola oil (15 mL), coating bottom evenly. Add beef slices and cook until browned, stirring constantly. Remove from skillet and set aside.
    4. Return skillet to medium-high heat; add remaining 1 tbsp canola oil (15 mL). When hot, add carrots, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.
    5. Add beef, snap peas, red pepper flakes and soy mixture to vegetables in skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until sauce thickens.

    Chef’s Tip: When preparing stir-fries, try to cut up the vegetables and meat in the same size for fast, easy and even cooking.

    Nutrition Tip: Tomorrow’s lunch? Make good use of leftovers by including some of the remaining stir-fry in a whole-grain wrap or pita.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
20 mg
250 mg
10 g
2 g
15 g