Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry Us Family Style

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. From North Dakota Beef Commission, found in "Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Chinese Recipes and More". This is a toned down version that might be made for a US family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut steak lengthwise into 2 strips; slice across the grain into 1/8-inch strips.
  2. Combine soy sauce, 2 teaspoons oil, sugar and cornstarch; stir into strips.
  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper; cook 30 seconds.
  5. Add bell pepper and corn; stir-fry 1 1/2 minutes.
  6. Add pea pods; stir-fry 30 seconds.
  7. Remove vegetables.
  8. Stir-gry beef strips (1/2 at a time) 2-3 minutes.
  9. Return vegetables and beef to skillet; heat through.
  10. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Most Helpful

Yumm! We really liked this simple dish. I didn't find it too hot (thought by the name that it would be pretty spicy). Loved the pea pods and baby corn combination. The marinade made the meat taste just awesome! Thanks.

Maven in the Making July 12, 2015

This is a fine, basic stir fry. I would not really call it Szechwan, it lacks the heat one associates with Szechwan, but my problem eater had seconds, and so it's worth making again for me. I subbed cabbage for the snow peas, also used sirloin instead of flank steak. I probably had half the meat but used all of the other ingredients. Also added mushrooms.

duonyte February 15, 2009

this is a super easy stir fry dish. we love hot stuff, so I added some hot sesame oil as I served. The baby corn and pea pods are alwaaaaaaaaaysss a good addition and I was able to pic up some (discount-bargain) round steak sliced very thin for about $1.25.. heck, the corn cost more than that. LOL Tagged in the newest tag and so.. glad we did. good one, KateL.

BakinBaby December 10, 2008