Stir-Fried Zucchini and Beef

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My version of a recipe from a book titled Quick & Easy Korean Cooking for Everyone, via The recipe originally called for cucumbers instead of zucchini; somehow I bought the zucchinis instead (I know, I know...) and I loved the end result, so here it is! The directions are a little vague, but I am a beginner cook and managed just fine. Enjoy over rice, with Sriracha.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 13 lb lean beef (julienned or thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil or 1 tablespoon sesame oil or 1 tablespoon other oil
  • 14 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 12 teaspoon ground red chili pepper
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • shredded chili pepper, to garnish


  1. Heat oil. Quickly stir-fry beef over high, and season with garlic, salt and pepper. Remove from pan/wok with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add zucchini and stir-fry briefly. Season with green onion, sesame seeds and oil, soy sauce, chili pepper, and salt.
  3. Return beef to pan, stir once to combine, and transfer to serving plate. Garnish with shredded chili.


Most Helpful

yeah pretty good! I uploaded a photo. Thanks for sharing an easy tasty recipe?

babeudoo .. June 14, 2015

Yippee!!! This was fabulous! My family is rather persnickety about zucchini but loved it in this. I think the cucumbers might be interesting, too - I'll probably give that a try, too. I partially froze the meat to make it easier to slice thinly. I served it over brown rice. Once the prep work is done, ZOOM - dinner is ready!! Made for PAC Spring '08.

Elmotoo April 11, 2008

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