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5 from 15 votes

Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Marinating Time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Karina

Ingredients

BEEF MARINADE

  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

STIR FRY

  • 1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced in half across
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (for cooking)

Instructions

  • Combine marinade ingredients in bowl and add flank steak.  Set aside 15 minutes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in large skillet over MED HIGH heat.  Remove excess marinade from steak and cook in a single layer, for 2-3 minutes, stirring to cook both sides.  Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in batches.  Remove steak to plate.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, then add peas, carrots and green onion and cook stirring often, 2-3 minutes.  
  • Whisk together broth, soy sauce, honey/brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, fresh ginger, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes.  Add steak and sauce to skillet, stirring to combine.  Sauce will thicken.
  • Stir in cooked ramen noodles if using, and serve!