Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This beef stir-fry is a little spicy...if you need a milder version reduce the crushed red pepper by half. This comes from "Plain & Elegant: A Georgia Heritage" . The original recipe does not call for any green vegetable, but I like to add some fresh asparagus when I cook the squash....but I posted it as originally posted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from the steak; slice the steak diagonally across the grain into thin strips. Set aside.
  2. Place the chopped red bell peppers in a food processor or blender; cover and process until smooth, stopping frequently to scrape down the sides. Set aside.
  3. Pour 2 tablepoons oil around the top of a preheated wok or large skillet, coating the sides; heat at medium-high (375 degrees) for 2 minutes. Add the onion and minced garlic, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the squash, (and asparagus if using) and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove the vegetables from the wok and set aside.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon oil into the wok; add half of the steak strips, and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Remove the steak from the wok, and set aside. Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil into the wok. Add the remaining steak strips, and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.
  5. Combine the soy sauce, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. Add the soy sauce mixture, red bell pepper puree, reserved vegetable mixture, and steak strips to the wok. Stir fry until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.
  6. Garnish with green onion strips.
Most Helpful

Great little side dish, or in this case a nice small dinner. I left out the green onion, and used cooked white rice. Very flavorful, and the kids especially enjoyed the asparagus. This was a nice dinner for us. Used some yellow squash in place of the zucchini. This was a very nice stir fry recipe. made for Holiday Tag.

weekend cooker December 10, 2012

What a simple recipe to throw together! I used both yellow & green zucchini (in off season you buy what you can that looks good) and asparagus. I did reduce the red pepper flakes down to what you'd consider almost nothing as I had a variety of taste buds eating dinner with me tonight. The addition of the red pepper puree and the cloves of garlic really take this stir fry to a new level of flavors which we thoroughly enjoyed! Made for Photo Tag game.

HokiesMom January 10, 2012

We enjoyed this vrey much-- thanks for a great recipe! It is just the 2 of us, so I halved the beef and the onion and left everything else the same. I prepped the meat and veggies earlier in the day-- cook time went very quick. I've been on an aspaaragus kick lately, so I added them as well. We will be keeping this on file and will use it often. Thanks again~

SuzV February 21, 2010