Spicy Beef Stir-Fry

Asian inspired, this take on the classic stir-fry combines tender strips of beef with red chili and bell peppers for a protein-packed entrée that’s great for any night of the week.

beef stir-fry recipe

: Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 cup)


  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, separated
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water, separated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil, separated
  • 12 ounces beef round tip, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red chili pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • Optional garnish: parsley

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 261 cal
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Sodium 169 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Protein 21 g
Phosphorus 167 mg
Potassium 313 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Calcium 26 mg


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon water, 1 large egg,  1 tablespoon canola oil, and add the beef.  Marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the cornstarch and water. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet and add the meat mixture. Cook until the meat begins to brown.
  4. Add green bell peppers, onion and chili pepper. Add sherry, and then stir-fry it all for 1 minute. Add soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.
  5. Thicken with cornstarch and water mixture.

Optional: Garnish beef stir-fry with parsley.

Contributed by: Ting Ping Chueng-Yeh, Aiea, Hawaii.