30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef


No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes!  Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!


All the great flavors you love about Szechuan beef, with a kick of fiery sweet ginger heat!  This Szechuan beef is the ultimate in Chinese take-out comfort food, yet is incredibly easy and ready in just 30 minutes!

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Has school started back up where you live?  Our district started yesterday and I’m still in shock.  How is it even possible that the summer is OVER??  Yikes.  Of course, it’s hard to say that with a straight face, when temperatures are in the 90’s with what feels like about 90% humidity.  Seriously, why do I even live somewhere that gets as hot and humid as it does here?  Oh right, family, friends, and it’s home… but hey, a girl can dream right?

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So since school is officially back in session, we’re in full on busy mode.  Which means, Mama needs some quick dinner recipes!  No one wants to slave over a hot stove for an hour or more at the end of a long day, especially when there’s homework to oversee, baths to give, etc.  Ah the parent life… it’s a glamorous one 😉

30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

This spicy ginger Szechuan beef recipe is ready in just 3o minutes!  Actually, you could even get this on the table even faster, and here’s how…

How to Make Szechuan Beef Even Faster:

  • Slice meat ahead of time (just place in sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator until ready to cook)
  • Even better, buy some pre-sliced stir fry beef from your local grocery store!
  • Whisk the sauce ahead of time (just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready)
  • Slice carrot, celery, and green onions ahead of time (keep in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator until ready)

Those things will cut your prep time down to virtually zero, meaning you can have this amazing Szechuan beef in about 10 minutes!  That’s faster than you could drive to pick up some take-out!!

30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

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30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

Of course, you could spend 30-40 minutes cooking rice… but why would you?  You can have all the great taste, with barely any effort!

This Szechuan beef is mouthwateringly spicy, but if you’re worried about too much heat, just tone down the sriracha and red pepper flakes to your desired heat level.  With enough taming, Szechuan beef could even be a kid-friendly meal!

Some Helpful Tools to Make This Recipe:

Nonstick Jumbo Wok – Not necessary for the recipe, but super fun and a great addition to your kitchen arsenal!

Stir Fry Spatula – I use this spatula for cooking just about every dish I make!


30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

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30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef
4 servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • BEEF:
  • 1.5 lb flank or skirt steak or use pre-sliced stir fry beef from the store
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp sesame oil
  • VEGETABLE TOPPING:
  • 3 inch celery stalks julienned into thin 2 long strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 inch green onions sliced thinly, on a diagonal, into 1/2 pieces
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 inch of fresh Ginger grated or very finely minced
  • 4 Tbps soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Slice steak, across the grain, into 1/4 inch thick strips (see picture tutorial HERE), and place in a large plastic bag.
  2. Add mirin and soy sauce and massage into the meat. Add cornstarch, seal the bag and toss/massage to coat the meat.
  3. Let meat marinate for about 10 minutes or so.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.
  5. Slice vegetables and set aside.
  6. Add sesame oil to wok (or large saute pan) and heat over MED-HIGH heat.
  7. Add beef to hot pan (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan - you'll probably want to do at least 2 batches), and saute about 2-3 minutes. Remove beef to a plate and cook remaining batches.
  8. Add sliced vegetables to the hot pan and cook about 1-3 minutes (depending on how tender you want them), stirring often.
  9. Pour in Szechuan sauce and cook about a minute, until slightly thickened.
  10. Add cooked beef and turn to coat in the sauce.
Recipe Notes

1. Sticky Coconut Rice is another great option to serve this beef with.

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30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef | No need to order take-out, this spicy ginger Szechuan beef is completely mouthwatering and ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! | http://thechunkychef.com

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27 comments on “30 Minute Spicy Ginger Szechuan Beef”

  1. This is a truly delicious recipe – even better than a takeaway – easy to make and scrumptious to taste – highly recommend making this!

  2. Just made this for dinner tonight……… My very manly household loved it …….. and really quick and easy to make too, Thank you.

  3. This was good tasting and easy -my husband really enjoyed it (I added a little garlic chili paste and more pepper flakes). Will definitely make it again.

  4. This was delicious. On the sauce, I doubled the measurements, which worked out perfectly. It is that good! Spicy but not overpowering. Better to have too much sauce than not enough! 🙂

  5. Just made this. It is delicious! Perfect amount of spice. I’m definitely making this again

  6. My family loved this

  7. This is a fantastic recipe, I like things spicy so I added more sriracha and red pepper flakes. I didn’t have Chinese Five-spice, so instead I substituted a couple Szechuan peppercorns I ground with a mortar and pestle. I also toasted dried Thai peppers in the wok.

    Superb. Intensely flavorful and quick to make. I live in a rural area and the closest Chinese place is an hour away. The closest good one is in Denver four hours away. Now that I have this recipe, I have a new favorite Chinese place; my own kitchen!

    Thanks again for the stellar recipe!

  8. Ok where to start? A) not a gourmet cook. B) cooked about one third since I’m a bachelor and had a half lb.of sirloin. C) didn’t measure anything, just eyeballed it. Loved it. Had all of the ingredients on hand as I love Asian and it’s like Mexican, all of the same ingredients just different portions. The flavor was awesome. I still need to learn how to “dry fry” the beef so it’s more than just “grey matter” but that’s another story. The flavor was great. I admit, I like HOT so I added a fresh jalapeño (which is pretty wimpy sans seeds). I added lots of cayenne, more pepper flakes and 4-5 Thai peppers. If it’s not hot, I’m gonna be disappointed! I did use ALL of the ingredients and the flavor was closer to what I grew up with. The copious amount of ginger was nice. I think also it’s about timing of ingredients. I like my veggies crunchy so I line them up in order of cook time ( which still only totals a few). I like the sauce and green onions tossed together as I turn the heat off. This was really easy and really good! Thanks. Sorry I don’t have a long story about my kids and how I can’t believe that Summer is almost over!!! This is a keeper kids.

  9. Not only was this delicious, but this was actually finished in under 30 minutes (at least it was with my finace helping!). We followed this almost exactly – I’m a graduate student, so we went with london broil since it’s a cheaper cut. Even still, it worked! Also I don’t have 5 spice so we substituted a small dash of cinnamon. Phenomenal. My fiance even asked next time to triple it so he could eat it all week! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  10. I would make Veetee rice to make my kids favorite chicken fried rice.

  11. I cant wait to make this beef recipe!Thanks.

  12. This looks wonderful.

  13. Beef looks delicious…can’t wait to try!

  14. Spicy Ginger Beef has been one of my all time favorites! I can’t wait to make this at home!

  15. I would use Veetee Rice to make my son’s favorite, orange chicken!

  16. I would Spanish rice and chicken

  17. I would definitely use this rice for some stir fry’s and pepper steak dishes for sure! It looks delicious and super easy and I am all for that. Great recipe! I am pinning and will be trying to make it just like you did. Delicious!

  18. We love having rice as a side dish with our meal!

  19. I’d make either this or Mongolian beef.

  20. We have a couple of weeks until school starts here, but I’m already thinking about weeknight meals. This one would definitely make the cut!

  21. Ugh, I know – I feel horrible sending the kids back to school when it’s so miserable outside still. This looks out of this world!

  22. What an incredible looking dinner! I absolutely love Asian flavors!

  23. Asian food is one of my faves, Sichuan cuisine in particular. Your spicy ginger beef looks totally to DIE for!! It’s drop dead gorgeous and has my mouth watering!

  24. What a perfect dish!!! Love that it is 30 minutes!!!

  25. (I can’t believe summer is coming to an end. I’m not ready for autumn and the holidays!) Loving this dish. I’m a fan of 30 minute meals! Perfect for those busy nights.

  26. Healthy, easy AND absolutely delicious!! My kind of dish!!