Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry, a delicious dish of thinly sliced steak paired with colorful sauteed vegetables coated in an easy homemade teriyaki sauce. This dish is easy, quick, uses minimal ingredients and is healthy.
There's no need to rely on take-out when you can whip up this dish in about 30 minutes. You can have dinner on the table in the same amount of time that it takes to order and pick up take-out. So, let's get going on this quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe.
Stir fry dishes in general are great options for weeknight dinners. They're versatile and easily adaptable to suite you and your family's taste.
HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI BEEF STIR FRY
Combine coco aminos or soy sauce, water, fresh lime juice, minced garlic, and grated fresh ginger and set aside until it's ready to be used.
- Thinly slice purple cabbage, cut carrots into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or cut into match sticks
- Blanch green beans for 2 to 4 minutes and set aside until it's time to add all the veggies to the skillet
- Thinly slice your steak meat, season with salt and pepper, and allow to marinade for at least 15 minutes
- Place cast iron skillet or heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat, add grapeseed oil when hot, add steak meat and flip after a brown crust forms on bottom side then flip to sear the other side
- Cook the steak in batches as overcrowding the pan will cause the steak to steam and not sear
- Place seared steak on a clean plate and set aside until ready to use
Combine all Ingredients
- In the same skillet, add the teriyaki sauce and the slurry to thicken the sauce
- Add the vegetables and allow them to cook for approximately 4 minutes
- Add the seared steak back to the pan
- Gently stir until all ingredients are combines
- Be mindful of the amount of time as you do not want the vegetables to overcook
WHAT GOES WITH TERIYAKI STEAK
Teriyaki steak can go with so many things. It really depends on your taste, diet, and lifestyle. White rice is probably the more traditional choice. However, other great options are brown rice, or Asian inspired noodles such as chow mein noodles, soba noodles, or rice noodles.
For a healthier option, cauliflower rice would be great if you're aiming for a low-carb recipe, or are Paleo or Whole30.
WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN MY STIR FRY
Remember stir fry recipes are meant to be simple. With that being said, aim for a protein of your choice such as chicken, shrimp and of course steak and a variety of colorful vegetables.
Think about what's in your fridge or what veggies need to be used-up to prevent wasting. Other types of vegetables may include: broccoli, mushrooms, snow peas, green beans, bell peppers, asparagus, or cauliflower.
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Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry
- ½ cup coco aminos (an alternative to soy sauce if making this recipe Whole30)
- ½ cup water
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tsp fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1.5 lbs flap meat (skirt, flank,sirlon will work as well (thinly slice against the grain))
- 1 tbsp kosher salt (salt to taste (more or less))
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil (more may be needed)
- 1 lb fresh green beans (cut tips off)
- ½ head purple cabbage (thinly sliced)
- 1 carrot (cut into ribbons, match sticks, or julienne)
- 1 lime (cut in half or 4 wedges)
- Combine all ingredients and set aside for it to develop flavor
- Thinly slice purple cabbage, remove outer skin of carrot using a vegetable peeler cut carrots into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or cut into match sticks.
- Blanch green beans for 2 to 4 minutes and set aside (For Blanching: Place greens beans in boiling water for 2-4 minutes, remove from boiling water and immediately place in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
- Wash steak, dry with paper towels, cut steak against the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper, and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- Place cast iron skillet, heavy bottom skillet, or nonstick pan over medium high heat, add grapeseed oil, when hot add steak meat to pan and allow the steak to sear for about 4 minutes on both side to form a nice crusty coating (Cook the steak in batches as overcrowding the pan will cause the steak to steam and not sear).
- Place seared steak on a clean plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the teriyaki sauce and slurry which is used to thicken the sauce. Stir until well combined.
- Add the vegetables and allow them to cook for approximately 3 minutes. Add in the seared steak. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined and sauce has thicken. This should only take a few minutes (Be mindful as to not overcook the vegetables)
- Squeeze the juice of half a lime.
- Immediately serve over rice, noodles, zoodles, or cauliflower rice