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This easy Asian beef stir fry recipe works with a flank steak, flatiron steak, skirt steak, london broil steak, or sirloin tip steak

Easy Asian Beef Stir Fry with Rice (Works with Most Different Steaks)

Linnaea
The title kinda sums it all up, but this easy Asian beef stir fry recipe can be made with a flank steak, a flatiron steak, a skirt steak, a flap steak, a London broil steak, or a sirloin tip steak. And besides being versatile like that, it's also flavorful, reheatable, and a great quick meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 lbs beef skirt steak flank steak, flap steak, flatiron, london broil, or sirloin tip
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos for soy free
  • About 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Thai Red Curry Paste optional, adds good flavor
  • juice of half a lime
  • olive oil as needed for cooking
  • 1 carrot optional
  • 2 shallot onions
  • 1 medium-sized head of broccoli
  • 1 large red green, or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter creamy or crunchy is fine
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Thaw your steak and then slice thinly against the grain. I prefer to¬†mostly¬†thaw the steak but not completely before cutting, since it's easier to slice still partially frozen.
  • Cut each of the long slices in half so that they're more bite-sized.
  • Place the steak in a ziploc bag along with the sesame oil. Add half of the coconut aminos (you'll add the rest later). In a small bowl, combine the minced cilantro, ginger, garlic, and chili powder. Add half of this mixture to the steak in the bag and withhold the other half to add later. Then add the red curry paste (all of it) and lime juice (all of it) to the steak. Close the bag and massage it to get the steak well-coated with the ingredients, then marinate for 2 hours. If your meat wasn't entirely thawed when you cut it, feel free to marinate on the counter. And if you don't have time to marinate, that's fine! Just move right on to the cooking stage. The steak won't be as tender or absorb the flavors as well, but I often skip the marinating when I'm busy.
  • When you're ready to cook, turn a frying pan (I prefer cast iron) to just above medium heat and allow it to warm up. While it does, start chopping the veggies. Chop the carrot and onion first because you'll add them soonest, and be sure to chop the carrots very thinly!
  • Once the pan is hot, sprinkle in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and use a spatula to spread it over the surface. Then add the meat and begin browning.
    This easy Asian beef stir fry recipe works with a flank steak, flatiron steak, skirt steak, london broil steak, or sirloin tip steak
  • Once the meat is well-browned on one side, stir, then immediately add the onions and carrots but don't stir. This will allow the meat to finish browning on that side and the vegetables to start to warm. Cook for about three minutes so the meat can brown, then stir (and while this is happening, chop up your broccoli and bell pepper). Add the seasonings you set aside earlier and the peanut butter, along with the broccoli and bell pepper, then stir to combine. Cook for about 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are all soft (you may have to add more olive oil if the ingredients start to stick). In the last three minutes of cooking time, add the remaining coconut aminos and the 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds.
    This easy Asian beef stir fry recipe works with a flank steak, flatiron steak, skirt steak, london broil steak, or sirloin tip steak
  • This easy Asian beef stir fry recipe works with a flank steak, flatiron steak, skirt steak, london broil steak, or sirloin tip steak
  • Remove from heat and serve over quinoa or basmati/jasmine rice. You can also bring this to work as an easy reheatable lunch!