Beef Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

Need a simple but tasty beef stir fry sauce recipe? Here's one to try!

If you love quick and easy dinner recipes, you can't get much quicker than a stir fry.

Stir fries are not just quick, but they tend to be healthy too, packed with nutritious veggies and tender meat in a delicious sauce.

Chicken Satay Stir Fry Photo

Best of all, a stir fry is incredibly versatile. You can choose your favorite meat or meat substitute, along with whichever veggies you like the most! You can even test out different flavors in your sauces. 

Beef stir fry sauce recipes

One of our favorite proteins to use in a stir fry is beef! So here are two delicious beef stir fry sauces you can pair with it, which take just minutes to make.

Gluten Free Stir Fry Picture

Let’s take a look at how else to build a perfect stir fry.

The great thing about a beef stir fry is that you do not need to opt for an expensive cut of beef, in fact these cuts are the best:

Spicy Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Image

- Top sirloin steak

- Chuck steak

- Ribeye

- Tri-tip

- Flank steak

When preparing your beef for a stir fry, always slice your beef thinly against the grain. Many people overcrowd the pan which reduces the heat when cooking. For tender, juicy beef you will need to be sure you are searing it over high heat and avoiding overcrowding. 

Cabbage Stir Fry Image

Now, onto the veggies! You could use almost any vegetable in a stir fry, but the best ones are those that are thinly sliced so they cook quickly. Some ideas of veggies you can include are:

  • Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Carrots 
  • Onion
  • Asparagus 
  • Broccoli 

As you need an oil with a high smoke point, opt for canola oil, grape-seed oil, avocado oil or peanut oil.

Always heat the oil until it begins rippling before adding in your meat or veggies. A common mistake is to season the meat and/or veggies too early. The salt draws out moisture which can leave your stir fry soggy and overcooked. 

More stir fry recipes to try!

Spicy Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Soba Noodle Stir Fry

Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry


Beef Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

  4 Servings


  • 6 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Water, plus 4 tablespoons, separated
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Mirin
  • 2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Mix the cornstarch and 4 tablespoons of water in a bowl until smooth. 
  2. Add in all of the remaining sauce ingredients (except 1/2 cup water).
  3. Add in your meat and set it aside for 15 minutes to marinate. 
  4. Cook beef as you prefer, heating the sauce up to boiling to make sure it's safe to consume.
Cooking Method:
Stir Fry
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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 8
Calories 92

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 951mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 9g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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