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Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef Stir Fry

This ground beef stir fry recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! It is easy to make and full of flavor combining ground beef, fresh vegetables and a savory stir fry sauce!

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A close up picture of a cast iron skillet full of ground beef stir fry. It is ground beef peppers, onions, zucchini and snow peas

This tasty meal is easy and healthy! It is full of lean protein and fresh veggies topped with a homemade sauce that brings it all together! The whole family loves this meal and it is perfect for busy evenings! We love this recipe because it is easy to make with your favorite veggies so you can customize it to your family’s preferences!

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A white bowl full of white rice and ground beef stir fry.

FAQ & Recipe tips for this delicious stir fry

How to serve this stir fry– We love to serve this stir fry over rice, brown rice, white rice or jasmine rice are all great options. For a low carb option it is delicious over cauliflower rice! It is also tasty as a topping for noodles, my son loves to make this stir fry with ramen noodles for lunch!

Other Vegetables to use– This easy to make stir fry is a great weeknight dinner, and it also super versatile! It can be made with a variety of fresh vegetables so you can personalize it to create a meal your family loves. We like to use broccoli, green peppers, or even a frozen vegetable blend for a quick fix. Another great addition is fresh chopped green onion over the top of the cooked stir fry.

A cast iron skillet full of ground beef stir fry. Ground beef, snow peas, red peppers and zucchini.

Use different meat- While we love this healthy ground beef stir fry made with lean beef you can swap out the meat if you prefer. This is tasty made with ground chicken, ground turkey or even ground pork!

Prep ahead of time- One of the things I love about this recipe is that it is a great recipe to prep ahead of time to make getting dinner on the table a breeze. You can pre chop all of the veggies, pre cook your rice or cauliflower rice, and even mix up the delicious homemade sauce ahead of time (I like to mix it in a mason jar) That way when it is time to make dinner you can have a quick and healthy meal on the table in no time!

Ingredients for Ground Beef Stir Fry

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For the Stir Fry-

1 lb Lean Ground Beef

Pinch salt & pepper

1 tsp Minced Garlic

1 Small Onion- sliced thin

1 Red Bell Pepper – sliced

8 oz Mushrooms – sliced

1 Medium Zucchini – Cut into slices or chunks

8 oz. Snow Peas or Snap Peas

For the Stir Fry Sauce –

1/2 Cup Beef Broth

1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

1 tsp Corn Starch

1 tsp Sesame Oil

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar

1 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger

1 tsp Minced Garlic

Sesame seeds for garnish

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Here’s how to make this ground beef stir fry recipe-

Place the ground beef in a large skillet or wok, season with salt and pepper, a tsp of minced garlic. Cook over medium high heat until cooked through crumbling into medium size chunks until it is cooked through and no longer pink.

A skillet full of chunks of ground beef.

Remove the ground beef from pan drain the ground beef if necessary. (If you use lean ground beef you should not have to drain it)

Place the sliced onion in the skillet with some of the ground beef fat and saute for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat or until they are translucent.

A cast iron skillet with sliced onions in it.

Add in the rest of the chopped veggies and stir. Continue cooking over medium heat for about 5- 10 minutes or until the veggies are softened.

a cast iron skillet full of vegetables, mushrooms, show peas, zucchini, and red peppers.

While the vegetables are cooking whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, corn starch, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic in a medium size bowl.

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Add the ground beef back into the skillet

Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables and ground beef and stir well. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.

A cast iron skillet with cooked vegetables and cooked chunks of ground beef.

Serve warm over rice or noodles garnished with sesame seeds if desired.

A close up picture of a cast iron skillet full of ground beef stir fry. It is ground beef peppers, onions, zucchini and snow peas

Ground Beef Stir Fry

This ground beef stir fry recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! It is easy to make and full of flavor combining ground beef, fresh vegetables and a savory stir fry sauce!
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Krista

Ingredients

  • For the Stir Fry-
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Small Onion- sliced thin
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper – sliced
  • 8 oz Mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 Medium Zucchini – Cut into slices or chunks
  • 8 oz. Snow Peas or Snap Peas
  • For the Stir Fry Sauce –
  • 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the ground beef in a large skillet or wok, season with salt and pepper, a tsp of minced garlic. Cook over medium high heat until cooked through crumbling into medium size chunks until it is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Remove the ground beef from pan drain the ground beef if necessary. (If you use lean ground beef you should not have to drain it)
  • Place the sliced onion in the skillet with some of the ground beef fat and saute for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat or until they are translucent.
  • Add in the rest of the chopped veggies and stir. Continue cooking over medium heat for about 5- 10 minutes or until the veggies are softened.
  • While the vegetables are cooking whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, corn starch, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic in a medium size bowl.
  • Add the ground beef back into the skillet
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables and ground beef and stir well. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
  • Serve warm over rice or noodles garnished with sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g

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