Have this simple but savory beef stir-fry on the dinner table in 15 minutes.

Everyday Food, December 2010


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, sugar, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, and cornstarch. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. In 2 batches, cook meat, undisturbed, until browned on one side, about 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add 1 teaspoon oil and bell peppers to skillet and cook, stirring, until peppers are crisp-tender, 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Whisk soy sauce mixture and add to skillet, along with steak. Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens, 1 minute. Stir in sesame seeds. To serve, spoon beef mixture over rice and top with scallion greens, if desired.


Reviews (2)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
This is one of the BEST recipes I've ever cooked, EVER! The first time I made it, my husband requested it two more times in the following week he liked it so much! Adding the garlic is my favorite part - the smell of garlic in a hot pan is just intoxicating. It really makes a (somewhat) novice like myself feel like they are much better at cooking than they (probably) are.
Rating: Unrated
The sauce for this dish is amazing. Even my picky 6 year old son asked for seconds. That's saying something. I broiled flank steak instead of pan frying NY strip steak and let it rest before cutting it up. I then added the juices collected from the beef into the sauce. Oh, taste bud euphoria...