Hamburger Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
Here's a quick, easy hamburger stir-fry that uses ground meat instead of the traditional beef strips. It has a nice sauce and is different enough to feel like a treat for the taste buds! —Kathi and John Horst, Westfield, New York
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  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen asparagus stir-fry vegetable blend
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Julienned green onions, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in water and teriyaki sauce until smooth.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, crumbling meat; drain and set aside. In the same pan, heat oil over medium heat; add vegetable blend and onion. Cook and stir until crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes longer. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and, if desired, top with green onions.

Hamburger Stir-Fry Tips

Can you use fresh vegetables instead of frozen for Hamburger Stir-Fry?

Of course! Just about any vegetable will do. Onions, bell peppers, snow peas and broccoli work well in a stir-fry. Score major points if you mix colors and textures. Read more about crafting your own stir-fries.

Can you serve Hamburger Stir-Fry over noodles?

Of course! Udon noodles, ramen, chow mein, spaghetti or rice noodles are all great here. You can make it even healthier by using a whole-grain option or zucchini noodles as your base. Here's how to make zoodles at home.

Elizabeth Harris, Taste of Home contributing writer

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 399 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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