Sesame-Ginger Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

Delicious and quick to prepare. I serve this with steamed jasmine rice for a nice after-work dinner. Adapted from Bon Appetit

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  • 1 lb lean sirloin steaks, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 lb thin asparagus, tough ends snapped off and cut on the diagonal into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 bunch green onion, thinly, diagonally sliced
  • 1 12 tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger
  • 23 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Combine beef and cornstarch in a large bowl; using your hands, rub to coat well.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat; working in batches, add beef in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, until meat begins to blacken on the bottom, about 1 1/2 minutes; turn over and cook until second side browns, about 1 minute; transfer beef to a large plate.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil and 1 tsp sesame oil in same skillet over medium-high heat; add asparagus, green onions and ginger; saute until vegetables are tinged brown and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; add broth, fish sauce and sugar; bring to a boil; return beef to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  4. Transfer to a platter and serve.