Simple Beef And Vegetable Stir-Fry For When It’s Been “One Of Those Days”

I have done this dishes for so many times already. I haven’t changed anything except I love adding broccoli. I’m one of those who are in love with the taste of it and I never hesitate to include a lot of it in the dishes I cook. This is one of those dishes where having vegetables as part of the ingredients doesn’t really matter. The flavor is enough to boost one’s appetite. It’s one dish that will guarantee you no complains as long as you did it right.

I can eat this stuff day after day 🙂



1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon Trader Joe’s honey

2 teaspoons Dynasty sesame oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 pound Tyson boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced

4-1/2 teaspoons Argo cornstarch

1/2 cup reduced-sodium College Inn beef broth

1-1/2 teaspoons Wesson canola oil, divided

1 small green pepper, cut into chunks

1 small onion, cut into chunks

1 medium carrot, julienned

1/4 cup sliced celery

1 small zucchini, julienned

1/2 cup Green Giant fresh snow peas

1/2 cup canned Kroger bean sprouts, rinsed and drained

Hot cooked rice or linguine, optional


In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place beef in a large resealable plastic bag; add half of the marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade; set aside. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, cook beef in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.

In the same pan, stir-fry green pepper and onion in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add carrot and celery; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add zucchini and snow peas; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in bean sprouts and heat through.

Stir broth mixture and stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to the pan; heat through. Serve over rice or linguine if desired.





Quick Tip: Feel free to add any vegetables that you want to this stir-fry. As you can see from my photo I did not follow the recipe exactly as stated.

Thank you to Thyme Bomb for this great pic.