15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry


Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor!  This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes… perfect for a weeknight!

 Are you sick of my Asian takeout meals yet?  I hope not… because this one is pretty awesome!  It’s not too often you can put a meal on the table in 15 minutes… but this one, you can.  The nature of a stir fry is that it’s quick-cooking, but with the delicious honey garlic pepper sauce, it tastes like you slaved over it for much longer.  

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

I know,  I know… another takeout-style meal… I must be nuts right?  This meal is too delicious to not share with you all.  I can’t take credit for this recipe, it comes from my friend and recipe genius, Nagi from RecipeTin Eats 🙂  Her blog is just filled to the brim with delicious recipes and gorgeous photos!  I’ve made so many of her recipes, and I knew this one would be a winner.

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

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The only real change I made was to add a bit more garlic (because I’m a garlic freak!), add a bit of sriracha, and to serve it with sesame seeds and a few snips of chives.  And like a spaz… I forgot to take any step by step photos for this one.  Although really, there’s not much to show.  It’s about as simple as a recipe gets… and only takes 15 minutes!  Eeeeeek, love that!

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

That sauce…. O.M.G.  It’s phenomenal… you might  will want to eat it by the spoonful 😉  Just 7 ingredients, yet it tastes like a complicated exotic sauce!

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that the prep work (slicing the onion and beef and mincing the garlic) takes longer than the actual cooking lol.  So that means you can make this even faster by prepping things earlier in the day.  That’s what I did here… I sliced my steak and kept it in the refrigerator in a sealed bag, sliced my onion and garlic and kept it sealed in the fridge, and cooked my rice earlier in the day as well.  When it came time for dinner, it took me about 5-6 minutes to get dinner on the table.  Now that, my friends, is what I call a fabulous weeknight dinner!!

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

Don’t be fooled by that picture… I’m soooo not coordinated enough to eat with chopsticks lol.  In fact, it took an embarrassingly long time just to get that little bit to take this photo!

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

You could easily add some colorful veggies to this stir fry… I do it sometimes as well.  My favorite thing to do is to serve some spicy string beans alongside!

I hope you guys give this one a go… and be sure to stop by RecipeTin Eats and check out more of Nagi’s amazing recipes!

15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry | The Chunky Chef | Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!

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4.67 from 3 votes
15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry
4 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Fast and easy, yet BIG on flavor! This beef stir fry with a luscious honey pepper sauce comes together in about 15 minutes... perfect for a weeknight!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine or substitute with beef stock
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • STIR FRY:
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 in small onion sliced half
  • 1 lb flank steak sliced thinly, across the grain
Instructions
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl, whisk and set aside.
  2. Add oil to a large heavy skillet (or wok if you have one) and heat over HIGH heat until oil is very hot and smoking slightly.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and saute for 1 minute, careful not to let the garlic burn.
  4. Next, add the sliced flank steak and stir fry for about 1 minute. Slide beef, onion and garlic onto a plate and set aside.
  5. Reduce the heat to MED/MED HIGH and add the whisked sauce to the skillet.
  6. Cook for 1 minute, until sauce becomes thicker and syrupy.
  7. Add the beef, onion, and garlic back to the skillet (make sure to get all the juices that were on the plate too, that's flavor!).
  8. Heat until warmed through and coated in the sauce.
  9. Be sure not overcook the beef - you want tender pieces of steak, not chewy ones!
  10. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped chives/scallions if desired.
Recipe Notes

** Recipe slightly adapted from RecipeTin Eats

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65 comments on “15 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry”

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  2. Hi There!

    I made your lovely recipe- but when it came to cooking up the sauce mixture to get it syrup-y -well, it never really got syrupy.
    Tried reducing it for about 7-10 minutes but was still quite liquidy.

    I ended up subsitituing Cooking wine for Beef stock. Maybe thats why?

    Any thoughts?

    • Hi Chris 🙂 Hmm, it still should have thickened up somewhat… I mean it doesn’t get SUPER thick, but it should be thick enough to coat the meat, not just be pure liquid. Did you follow all the other components of the recipe? Perhaps maybe next time you could whisk in a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up a bit if it won’t on it’s own? Sorry it didn’t thicken for you!

  3. Hello, Amanda. In case you missed it, I made my version of this one and oh my – it was amazing!! 😀 Here’s my post: https://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/versions-verdicts-amandas-15-minute-honey-pepper-beef-stir-fry/

    xx Jhuls

  4. I love Chinese food made at home — so delicious and so much less grease and fat!

  5. OH MAN. I LOVE a good stir fry!! Love how quick and easy this dish is to whip up and the flavors sound amazing!

  6. This beef looks incredibly moist and tender. I love that it uses only 7 ingredients and takes only 15 minutes.

  7. This sounds so good! And I’m all about fast, easy meals, so I can’t wait to try this!

  8. This is my kind of dinner…easy and delicious!

  9. How can you NOT love a dish that comes together in 15 minutes! This stir-fry looks super yummy!

  10. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

  11. Quick, easy and delicious, this ticks all the boxes and I just love the sound of the sauce! What a great recipe, thank you for sharing it, I feel inspired! 🙂

  12. Looks amazingly delicious! 🙂

  13. Honey pepper chicken is a fave at my home! Beef must be super awesome…esp since the recipe is adapted from Nagi <3
    Pinning!! Thanks for joining us at #SaucySaturdays… its great to have you there as always 🙂

  14. This looks super yummy! Gorgeous photos too 🙂

  15. I love stir fries and this one looks really tasty! I especially like recipes that are quick to make as well.

  16. Love stir fry and this looks awesome. . Great job with yummly this week and the new hair style. Your killing it..
    BTW will be sending you and email this week. Need some coaching. :)) Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday #86. Happy FF!

  17. I live off of stir fry! This dish seems so flavorful, AND I love how quickly you can make it. This is definitely a dish right after my own heart. Happy FF, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😀

  18. For some reason it was very hard to scroll through your site and type a response. Happy FF and I love stir-fries!

  19. Nope! I will never get tired of Asian takeout or Asian meals. 😀 This looks amazingly good, Amanda. I wish I have some in front of me. 🙂

  20. OH MY!!! This looks so delicious. We love Asian inspired dishes in my household. I can not wait to try this recipe very soon.

  21. Nope! Not tired in the least of take out because yours is so amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesday – hope to see you again next week!

  22. DAAAHHHH- the glossy savory sauce all over that beef… I’m dying…. it’s literally impossible to look at these pictures and not get a tummy rumble. I’m FULL… FULL!!! …And yet I’m hungry. You do it to me every time I tell ya!! 😉

  23. Amanda, your stir fry looks perfect! I’ve made a couple of similar beef dishes and the kids loved them, I need to try your though as I know we would all enjoy it.

  24. You could post nothing but Asian take-out meals like this and I’d be thrilled. 😀 I love how simple this is! So few ingredients and it comes together so quickly. You can’t beat that!

  25. this looks SO GOOD! I’m always looking for quick weeknight recipes and This looks perfect!!

  26. Easy, quick and tasty. This looks like a family pleasing meal!

  27. This looks amazing, I know my family would love it!

  28. Gorgeous! The perfect comfort food. Looks divine!

  29. The recipe sounds delicious, but would like to know what i can substitute for oyster sauce please….thank you in advance.

  30. I’m a die-hard Chinese food fan, this sounds great!

  31. MMmmm that honey sauce sounds amazing!! And 15 minutes? Yes, please!!

  32. I just love asian dishes at home. This one is definitely a keeper! Have a great day Amanda!