Sesame Beef Stir Fry Recipe with Ginger Soy Sauce
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Sesame Beef Stir Fry with Ginger Soy Sauce

Lean strips of beef are seared in sesame oil and cooked with snow peas and carrots in a finger-licking good ginger soy sauce. A one-pan recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260kcal
Author Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low salt or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound top round beef cut into strips for stir-fry
  • 2 cups carrots cut into strips or sliced thin
  • 6 ounces snow peas string removed
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced, white and green parts
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Combine soy sauce (or coconut aminos,) sugar, garlic and ginger in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add beef to skillet in batches and cook for about 3 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  • Remove beef from pan and set aside.
  • Add vegetables, white parts of green onion and sauce to skillet and cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  • Return beef to skillet and stir to coat with sauce.
  • Top with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

Replace brown sugar with 2 teaspoons agave nectar and leave out carrots to keep recipe South Beach Diet Phase 1 compliant.
Coconut aminos can be found in a health food store and are a good substitute for soy sauce. It's also gluten-free. Please check product labels. 

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11280IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4.1mg