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Beef Stir Fry Recipe

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A quick and easy beef stir fry recipe with broccoli and baby corn in a rich and delicious hoisin sauce. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

We love this beef stir fry recipe – it’s super easy, completely delicious and a total treat to eat!

It’s ideal for those nights when you want take-away food but just don’t want to wait. We’ll also show you how to mix it up, add some spicy heat, or swap out the ingredients. You can really make this recipe your own.

And just look how juicy those beef stir fry strips look! Mmmmm… delicious!

beef stir fry with baby corn, broccoli and spring onions in a bowl alongside a bowl of boiled rice scattered with chopped coriander

Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

To make our easy beef stir fry recipe you’ll just need six ingredients and then your choice of rice or noodles for serving.

Beef stir fry ingredients - strips of beef rump, chopped baby corn, chopped spring onions and steamed broccoli alongside a bowl of hoi sin sauce
  • 500g steak strips – I used rump steak cut into thin strips around the size of my little finger.
  • 3 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 1 head of broccoli – broken into florets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Bunch spring onions – trimmed and sliced into diagonal pieces
  • 200g baby corn – you can use fresh or canned

Equipment Needed For Making Our Stir Fry Beef Recipe

  • Meat chopping board
  • Sharp knife for chopping meat
  • Tablespoon
  • Bowl
  • Vegetable chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Saucepan
  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Cooking spoon

How To Make Beef Stir Fry

Our easy beef stir fry recipe is super easy to make – way quicker than waiting for take away!

Step One – Marinate the beef stir fry strips

  • Tip the strips of beef into a bowl and pour over the hoisin sauce. Give the meat a good mix together to coat all the beef strips.
tips of beef steak marinated in hoisin sauce in an orange bowl

Cooks Note! You can cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave the marinating beef strips in the fridge to soak up the flavours for a couple hours or you can stir fry straight away – its up to you.

Step Two – Parboil the broccoli florets

  • Cover the broccoli florets in boiling water and bring the water back to the boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for around 4 minutes, until the broccoli is just starting the soften a little. Then drain and set to one side.

Step Three – Stir fry the beef strips

  • Put the wok over a high heat and allow to warm up. Then tip in the sunflower oil and wait until it’s sizzling.
  • Tip in the beef strips and any marinade from the bowl. Fry the beef in the sunflower oil – briskly stirring and tossing around the pan. The beef should be cut thin enough to cook through in around 5-6 minutes.
  • Once cooked through properly – remove from the pan and place onto a plate .
strips of marinated beef steak being stir fried in a wok stirred with a wooden spoon

Step Four – Stir fry the vegetables

  • Add the onions and baby corn to the hot pan and stir fry briskly for 4-5 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Then tip in the broccoli florets and beef strips and warm them through in the pan – stirring everything together to coat it all in the deliciously sticky hoisin sauce from the beef.

Step Five – Serve

  • Once the beef and broccoli stir fry is cooked through properly – serve with your favourite side dish or rice or noodles.
beef stir fry with baby corn and broccoli on a plate alongside a bowl of boiled rice

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Beef Stir Fry Recipe Variations

Switch the beef for another meat

You can make this dish with chicken strips, pork, turkey or even minced beef.

Make it vegetarian

Skip the meat altogether and make this a vegetarian stir fry – you could use tofu, or chunkily sliced mushrooms as the star of the dish. You could even scatter with a handful of toasted cashew nuts to up the protein content.

Add different vegetables

Our stir fry is great made with strips of peppers, water chestnuts, carrot ribbons, beansprouts or mushroom strips. Just add in your favourite vegetables.

Change the stir fry sauce

We used Blue Dragon Hoisin Sauce for our stir fry – but feel free to use your favourite. Beef goes great with teriyaki sauce for a delicious teriyaki beef stir fry. Also delicious with black bean sauce or sweet chilli sauce.

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beef stir fry with baby corn, broccoli and spring onions in a bowl alongside a bowl of boiled rice scattered with chopped coriander

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Beef Stir Fry FAQs

Why is my stir fry beef tough?

The best beef to use for stir fry recipes is sliced steaks – like rump, sirloin or fillet – don’t use cuts of beef which are best suited to long slow cooking.

Also – don’t over crowd the pan – even if it means you have to fry in two batches. Overcrowding the pan can mean the steak simmers/steams rather than fries.

And always stir fry over a high heat – you don’t want the steak to stew!

How to velvetize beef strips?

You can create the most tender beef strips for your stir fries by following the velveting instructions here using cornflour and egg white method.

How long should I cook beef strips for?

Depending on how thick you cut the steak strips – they should be cooked thoroughly in as little as 4-5 minutes. Obviously thicker strips take longer.

How to make my stir fry spicy?

If you love your beef and rice with some spice, you can add freshly chopped chillies, ground Szechuan pepper or pinch of dried chilli flakes to your dish.

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Yield: Serves 4

Beef Stir Fry

beef stir fry with baby corn, broccoli and spring onions in a bowl alongside a bowl of boiled rice scattered with chopped coriander

A quick, easy and delicious beef stir fry with brocoli and baby corn in a rich, sticky hoisin suace.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g rump steak - cut into thin strips
  • 3 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 1 head broccoli - broken into florets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Bunch spring onions - trimmed and sliced diagonally
  • 200g baby corn

Instructions

  1. Tip the strips of beef into a bowl and pour over the hoisin sauce. Give the meat a good mix together to coat all the beef strips.
  2. Cover the broccoli florets in boiling water and bring the water back to the boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for around 4 minutes, until the broccoli is just starting the soften a little. Then drain and set to one side.
  3. Put the wok over a high heat and allow to warm up. Then tip in the sunflower oil and wait until it’s sizzling.
  4. Tip in the beef strips and any marinade from the bowl. Fry the beef in the sunflower oil – briskly stirring and tossing around the pan. The beef should be cut thin enough to cook through in around 5-6 minutes.
  5. Once cooked through properly – remove from the pan and place onto a plate .
  6. Add the onions and baby corn to the hot pan and stir fry briskly for 4-5 minutes until they start to soften.
  7. Then tip in the broccoli florets and beef strips and warm them through in the pan – stirring everything together to coat it all in the deliciously sticky hoisin sauce from the beef.
  8. Once the beef and broccoli stir fry is cooked through properly – serve with your favourite side dish or rice or noodles.

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