Stir-Fried Beef and Greens

beef stir-fry with greens in blue bowl on blue table
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

This easy beef stir-fry will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. It makes for a delicious meal that comes together in no time.


  • 1 ¼ pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch-long slices about ¼-inch thick

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced ½ inch thick diagonally

  • 2 bunches watercress

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Season 1 1/4 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch-long slices about 1/4 inch thick, with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add beef to skillet; cook, tossing occasionally, until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger and 3 stalks celery, sliced 1/2 inch thick diagonally; cook until celery is soft, about 4 minutes.

  3. Add 2 bunches watercress, trimmed and washed; toss until wilted, about 1 minute. Return beef with any juices to skillet; stir in 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Serve hot over rice.

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