Colorful Beef Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.


4 cups

Updated: Nov. 06, 2023
I really like this beef stir-fry recipe. Who couldn't love the easy sesame-ginger marinade and the vibrant mix of vegetables? —Deb Blendermann, Boulder, Colorado
Colorful Beef Stir-Fry Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 small zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/2 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • Hot cooked rice or linguine, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Place beef in a shallow dish; add half of the marinade. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade; set aside. Drain beef, discarding marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or in a wok, cook beef in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, stir-fry green pepper and onion in remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil for 2 minutes. Add carrot and celery; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add zucchini and snow peas; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in bean sprouts and heat through.
  4. Stir broth mixture and stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return beef to the pan; heat through. If desired, serve over rice or linguine.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 318 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.