Beef and Garlic Stir Fry

With a few simple ingredients, all you need is just 20 minutes to whip up this delicious meal that’s sure to become a weeknight favourite!

Finding the time to cook a delicious meal for your family after a long day at work can be challenging. With so much to do, it can be tempting to order takeout or resort to something unhealthy. However, with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a delicious beef and garlic stir fry that your entire family will love. This meal is not only easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavour and perfect for any weeknight.

Serve your beef and garlic stir fry hot alongside white rice. Or, to make this recipe a little more interesting and nutritious, add in some vegetables like carrots, capsicum, broccoli, capsicum, or cabbage, and sauté them with the garlic, beef, and sauce.


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Beef and Garlic Stirfry

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  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1x


  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 brown onion, sliced into wedges
  • 12 cups other vegetables, if desired
  • 1kg beef strips
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • rice, to serve


  1. Heat 1/2 the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onion, garlic and other additional vegetables (if desired) for 5 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add remaining oil, and beef strips (cook beef in 2-3 batches, this makes it easier to brown and beef will be more tender), frying until browned.
  4. Add all beef and vegetables back into pan.
  5. Mix together 1 tablespoon of stock with cornflour.
  6. Combine mixture with remaining ingredients, stock, pepper, soy and hoisin sauce.
  7. Pour into pan and stir until sauce comes to a boil.
  8. Serve with rice.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15

This beef and garlic stir fry recipe is an incredibly delicious and easy way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. The base of this recipe only uses a few simple ingredients and the steps are super easy, great for beginners. Adding some extra veggies can stretch this recipe out to feed more people or create leftovers for the next day. 

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