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The Easiest Beef Stir Fry {2-Ingredient Sauce!}

This is the EASIEST Beef Stir Fry recipe with a 2-ingredient stir fry sauce. You likely already have all the ingredients in your pantry!  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 500kcal


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 8 oz sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 can baby corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Stir fry sauce

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Rice (optional, to serve)

  • 1 cup dry white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp butter


  • Cook rice with water and butter together in a rice cooker (if serving with stir fry).
  • Optional step for more tender beef (skip if you're in a rush): Add 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tbsp soy sauce to sliced steak. Toss to combine and let marinate for 30 minutes in a large bowl or Ziploc bag.
  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add steak, garlic, salt and pepper, sauteeing for 2-3 minutes until seared. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate. Meanwhile, mix stir fry sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Without wiping pan clean, add broccoli and carrots, then cover skillet with a lid. Cook for 3-4 minutes until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Add in baby corn and red pepper, sauteeing another 2 minutes.
  • Add steak back to pan, along with stir fry sauce, tossing well to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Serve overtop of rice and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!



Use a tender cut of beef like tenderloin or ribeye.
Add in more veggies like mushrooms, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower or water chestnuts.
Thicken the sauce using 1 tbsp. cornstarch.
Serve with a side of rice, ramen noodles, udon noodles or cauliflower rice.
Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Microwave for 2-3 minutes to reheat.


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4735IU | Vitamin C: 180.3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3.5mg