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BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry
BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-fry is such a simple and nutritious meal. Stir fry is practically a staple in my house, and I know I’m not alone. It’s no surprise why!
This beef and veggie version is one of my favorites because it’s quick and easy, and perfect for busy weeknights. This BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry recipe takes things up a notch with a tangy barbecue sauce, so it has a unique flavor that everyone will love.
Why You’ll Love BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Here’s what so great about BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry, and why people love it so much:
- It’s quick and easy to make so you can make it as a family meal even on a busy weeknight.
- The combination of tender beef, crunchy vegetables, and tangy barbecue sauce is a crowd-pleaser. This recipe just works! It’s delicious!
- The recipe is easy to customize, so you can change up the vegetables to your liking or make it vegetarian by using tofu or tempeh instead of beef.
- It’s a fairly healthy meal option that’s packed with protein and vegetables.
Helpful Equipment To Make Beef Stir Fry
Here’s what you’ll need to make this beef stir fry recipe with veggies:
BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe Ingredients
- 226 grams of broccoli
- 907 grams of Beef Steak
- 1 medium onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons of oil, avocado, or olive
- 1/2 bunch of green onions
Stir fry marinating:
- 2 tablespoons of Sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
How To Make BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry
To make this stir fry, first, make a sauce you’ll cook your stir fry in. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and fresh ginger. Set it aside.
Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces and slice the bell peppers into thin strips, about ½ inch wide. Cut the green onion into half-rings, and slice up the onion too.
Prepare the steak by cutting it into thin strips, against the grain.
Now, start cooking! Grab a deep frying pan or skillet and add the oil. Toss in all your veggies except for the green onion and sauté on medium-high until they’re browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Now, add the beef strips to the pan and cook them over high heat. Use the same pan. Cook them until their golden brown.
Add the veggies and green onions into the skillet. Pour the sauce overtop and give everything a good stir. Cook on low for 2-4 minutes. The sauce should begin to thicken. Remove from the heat.
Serve with your preferred side dish.
- It takes 10 minutes to prep this dish.
- It takes 20 minutes to cook it.
Can I Make This Recipe Vegetarian?
Yes! To make this recipe vegetarian, just substitute your favorite tofu or tempeh for the beef steak. You can also used crumbled Beyond Meat. You can also add more vegetables such as mushrooms or zucchini to bulk up the dish and omit the meat altogether.
What Steak is Best in Stir Fry?
Because you’re cooking your meat quickly, it’s important to find a good quality, tender piece of meat for stirfry. Pan frying steak with fat on it doesn’t usually produce a good steak, so a lean piece of meat will also work better. Here are my best suggestions:
Top Sirloin Steak: This lean and tender cut of beef is perfect for stir-fry.
Flank Steak: This is a flavorful and lean cut of beef that’s also perfect for stir-fry. Just make sure to slice it against the grain to maximize its tenderness.
Skirt Steak: This cut of beef is known for its strong flavor and is perfect for stir-fry when sliced against the grain.
Ribeye: You can never go wrong with ribeye. While this cut of beef is not traditionally used for stir-fry, it can be used if sliced thinly against the grain.
What can I serve with BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry?
Stir fry pairs really well with plenty of side dishes. Try any of these:
- Steamed white rice
- Noodles like lo mein, chow mein, or ramen
- Egg rolls or spring rolls
- Fried rice
- Soup, like egg drop soup
- Dumplings – YUM!
Tips & Tricks and Recipe Notes
- Make sure to slice the beef against the grain. That’s what gives you tender meat.
- To make the dish spicier, add red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce. You can add it tot he whole dish, or just to individual servings.
- You can substitute other vegetables such as carrots, snap peas, or bok choy for the ones listed in the recipe.
- You can double this recipe. Use a nice big pan to make sure everything cooks evenly.
- If you like your stirfry extra saucy or you want some extra sauce for the rice, go ahead and double the sauce. Toss it all in the stirfry. At the end, pull our your beef and veggies, then pour the sauce that’s left in the pan into a small serving dish.
How to Store
Leftover stir fry can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can freeze stir fry, but it won’t thaw very well. The veggies will likely end up soggy. I’d recommend eating this up the first time.
If you want to reheat your leftovers, put them back in a saute pan and heat with a bit of oil until hot through. You can also use the microwave, but it may make your meat a bit rubbery.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can prep is ahead of time, but I’d cook it fresh. Go ahead and slice your beef and chop your vegetables ahead of time. You can also whisk together your sauce. Keep it all in the fridge and when you’re ready to cook, simply stir-fry everything together.
Can I use frozen vegetables instead of fresh?
Yes, you can use frozen vegetables, but make sure to thaw them before adding them to the stir-fry. You may also find your pan ends up with some extra water in it. If your sauce is too thin, just let it simmer on low for an extra minute or two.
Can I use a different sauce for this recipe?
Yup! Go ahead and use bottled stir fry sauce or teriyaki sauce instead.
This recipe for BBQ Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry is delicious and healthy. It’s really quick to make so it’s easy for weeknights when you’re busy. Customize it however you want, and serve with rice, noodles, or other sides for a complete meal. Enjoy!Print
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