Beef & Garlic Scapes Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Garlic scapes appear in many Chinese dishes. If you don't grow garlic or can't buy scapes at a country market, substitute with green onions or green beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk first 6 ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Slice beef across the grain into thin strips, add to bowl& toss to coat; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook garlic scapes in a pot of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes; drain& refresh under cold water.
  4. Drain again, pat dry& set aside.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, cut hot pepper in half lengthwise, deseed& finely slice.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok or deep skillet over high heat.
  7. Stir fry beef in batches, using remaining oil as necessary, until browned but still pink inside, about 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
  8. Stir fry hot pepper& salt for 1 minute; return beef, any accumulated juices, scapes& stock to wok and stir fry until hot, about a minute.
Most Helpful

yummmm. i added a pound of frozen green beans in with the garlic scapes when they were almost cooked through, doubled the sauce (and beef broth). what an easy quick go-to stir fry. thanks

ShortieNJ July 02, 2010

Fantastic! I used garlic chives, which are almost the exact same thing as garlic scapes and a great substitute; you can find them at any Asian supermarket. They're wonderful in this! Thanks!

Kitty Z June 25, 2007

Great stir fry CL! I made this using green onions in place of scapes, and a seeded halapeno pepper, of coarse I used much more than 2 cloves of garlic, something like 2 tbsps. The sauce was just delicious, I served it with white rice. DH and myself really enjoyed this dish. Thanks for another winner...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz April 01, 2005