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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry has ingredients easily found in any supermarket and can be pulled together quickly when the Asian food craving hits!


2 people

Total time

30 minutes






  • steak AND MARINADE
  • ¾ pound thinly sliced flank, skirt or sirloin steak
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
  • sauce AND STIR-FRY
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (minced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil ((or as needed) )
  • 1 small bunch asparagus (tough ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 bunch scallions (white and light green parts only, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. STEAK AND MARINADE: Combine beef strips, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a bowl and toss to coat. Let stand 30 minutes.
  2. SAUCE AND STIR-FRY: Combine broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and cornstarch in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok, skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the scallion pieces and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add the remaining oil and brown the beef strips on both sides, working in batches. Transfer to the bowl with the vegetables.
  5. Pour sauce mixture into the pan and bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef and vegetables back to the pan to heat through. Serve immediately over rice or noodles.
  6. View the recipe instructions at From a Chef's Kitchen

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