Easy Soy-Glazed Beef and Green Beans

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

This Asian-style dish uses skirt steak and green beans for a tasty supper.


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 5 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon Asian garlic-chili sauce

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 3 (about 1 ½ pounds) skirt steaks

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed

  • 4 ounces bean sprouts


  1. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and chili sauce in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over high heat; swirl to coat pan. Season steaks with salt and pepper; cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Pour off fat from pan; add green beans and 1/3 cup water. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook until beans are crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes (add more water if pan becomes dry).

  4. Thinly slice beef. Pour soy mixture into pan; toss. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan; cook (uncovered) until heated through. Add bean sprouts; toss to combine.

Cook's Notes

Browning meat enhances its flavor and seals in juices. Let meat cook until it releases easily from the pan before turning; do not tear it loose. When other ingredients are to be added, brown meat first, and then remove from pan to prevent overcooking.

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