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Tender slices of beef are stir fried with vegetables and tossed with authentic ramen noodles to make the most amazing 30 minute meal.  Put down that takeout menu, this beef stir fry is WAY better! | #stirfry #beefstirfry #chinese #chinesefood #takeout #30minutemeal #beef
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5 from 9 votes

Sesame Garlic Beef Stir Fry

This easy sesame beef stir fry is incredibly flavorful and easy! serve with authentic ramen noodles, over rice, or in a lettuce cup for a lower carb version!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Calories: 345kcal


Beef Marinade

  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Stir Fry

  • 1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (for cooking) , divided


  • Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and add flank steak.  Turn to coat and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over MED HIGH heat.  Remove excess marinade from steak and cook in a single layer for 2-3 minutes, stirring to cook both sides.  Depending on the size of your pan, you might need to cook the beef in batches.  Remove steak to plate.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in skillet, then add peas, carrots and green onion and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk together broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, fresh ginger, cornstarch and red pepper flakes.  Add steak and sauce to skillet, stirring to combine.  Sauce will thicken.
  • Stir in cooked ramen noodles, if using, and serve!


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3255IU | Vitamin C: 20.9mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.5mg