Beef Stir Fry

beef stir fry
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5 from 1 vote
This beef stir fry has a ridiculously simple sauce and is loaded with mushrooms, zucchini and bell pepper. All you need to make this Asian Beef Stir Fry a meal is a bowl of buttery, steamy white rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: beef, fry, stir
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 259 kcal


Ingredients for Beef Stir-Fry:

  • 1 lb Top sirloin steak thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms thin sliced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds for garnish
  • 3 Tbsp Oil to Saute *

Ingredients for Asian BBQ Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp original BBQ Sauce we used Stubbs brand
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce we used Tamari brand – gluten free


  • Stir together 3 sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat a large heavy pan or wok over high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add beef in a single layer and sautee undisturbed 2-3 mins. Stir and sautee another 2 min or until nearly cooked through. Season lightly with salt and pepper, add ginger and garlic and sautee 1 min.
  • Drizzle beef with sauce to taste (I added 5 Tbsp) and stir-fry another 1 min or until beef is fully cooked through. Remove beef to a plate and cover to keep warm. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.
  • Place clean pan over high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add mushrooms, season lightly with s & p and stir fry until golden (5 min). Transfer mushrooms to the plate with beef.
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil along with sliced onion and veggies and stir fry about 8 min or until soft and golden.
  • Combine vegetables with beef and mushrooms, drizzle in more sauce to taste (I used another 2 Tbsp) and stir fry just until hot. Serve over steamy white rice.


If you’re using a sweet BBQ sauce, sauce will be considerably sweeter which is why we opted to use an original BBQ sauce.
This recipe also works well with pork strip loin or tenderloin.
*Use a high smoke-point oil such as: extra light olive oil, avocado oil, canola.