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Asparagus Beef Teriyaki

This simple, savory creation is made in the time it takes to steam a pot of rice. About 20 minutes and—boom!—you’re dishing dinner. —Kari Shifflett, Lake Mills, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 beef sirloin tip steak (1 pound), thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • Soy sauce, optional
  • Sesame seeds, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix teriyaki marinade, water, cornstarch and pepper until smooth.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; stir-fry until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Stir-fry onion, green pepper, red pepper and asparagus in remaining 1 tablespoon oil until vegetables are crisp-tender 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Return beef to pan; heat through. Serve with rice and if desired, soy sauce and top sesame seeds.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Sesame oil adds nuttiness to the sauce. If you don't have any on hand, use canola oil.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 cups stir-fry with 3/4 cup rice: 444 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1266mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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    • MarilynRaz
      May 7, 2019

      Pretty and tasty! I doubled the sauce mixture - served over rice.