Sesame Beef Stir Fry Recipe with Ginger Soy Sauce

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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. 


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