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Beef and Onion Stir Fry

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Beef and onion stir fry is a quick and easy meal to make right on your stovetop. Pair with rice or your favorite side. Perfect for meal prep or a family meal. 

beef and onion stir fry on a white plate with a fork with the skillet of beef stir fry in the back

This is one of the easiest stir-fried dishes you’ll ever make. There are only two main ingredients in this beef and onion stir fry, but they pack a ton of flavor.

Flank steak is the most popular cut of meat for making a beef stir fry because it is lean, boneless and easy to tenderize.

skillet of beef and onion stir fry

What is stir fry?

Stir frying means food is cooked at a high temperature and quickly. Whereas, with regular frying, it is often done at a lower temperature and slower pace.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Great for meal prep
  • Makes a great family meal
  • Flavorful, and quick to make
beef and onion stir fry on a white plate with a fork with the skillet of beef stir fry in the back

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Flank steak
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown sugar
  • Sesame oil
  • Minced garlic
  • White onions
  • Minced ginger
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
beef and onion stir fry on a white plate with a fork with the skillet of beef stir fry in the back

How to make this recipe

1 – In a large bowl, add the steak, vinegar, hoisin sauce and cornstarch. Mix together well and marinate for about 15 minutes.

2 – In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar. Set aside.

3 – Heat wok, or large skillet over high heat until pan is very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.

4 – Add the onions and stir fry for 4-5 minutes until they are soft. Remove onions from pan.

5 – Heat the remaining oil in the wok, or skillet. When oil is hot add the minced ginger. Stir fry for about 10 seconds. Add steak and cook until no longer pink.

6 – Pour the soy sauce mixture into the wok, or skillet and bring to a boil. Add the onions back in to the pan.

7 – Stir fry for 1-2 minutes to heat everything through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

How do I store my leftover stir fry?

Transfer stir fry to an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze the stir fry?

Yes! Transfer the cooled stir fry to a freezer safe reusable bag and freeze flat. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Calories per serving (1/4 of the dish): 331

Yield: 4 Servings

Beef and Onion Stir Fry

beef and onion stir fry on a white plate with a fork

Beef and onion stir fry is a quick and easy meal to make right on your stovetop. Pair with rice or your favorite side. Perfect for meal prep or a family meal.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 large white onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the steak, 1 tbsp vinegar, hoisin sauce and cornstarch. Mix together well and marinate for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. Heat wok, or large skillet over high heat until pan is very hot. Add 1 tbsp of the sesame oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and stir fry for 4-5 minutes until they are soft. Remove onions from pan.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in the wok, or skillet. When oil is hot add the minced ginger. Stir fry for about 10 seconds. Add steak and cook until no longer pink.
  6. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the wok, or skillet and bring to a boil. Add the onions back in to the pan.
  7. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes to heat everything through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1043mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Toni

Monday 21st of December 2020

I just made it for dinner last night and it was a huge hit! Will definitely make it again!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

That's great to hear, Toni. :)

Shanna

Monday 21st of December 2020

Such a simple but delicious recipe. I definitely will be making this again.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed, Shanna. :)

Dannii

Monday 21st of December 2020

We love a stir fry for a quick and easy meal and this looks delicious.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Thanks, Dannii. :)

Chenée Lewis

Monday 21st of December 2020

Looks delicious and so easy!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Thanks. :)

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