Sesame Beef

Super Easy Sesame Beef. Tender flank steak stir fried with red peppers and green onions. Better and healthier than takeout!

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This Sesame Beef Stir Fry is AMAZING and so simple. Marinate the beef overnight and you have a quick and easy meal to throw together the next day.

This dish is just like the Sesame Beef you get at a takeout restaurant except it’s even better AND healthier. Most Sesame Beef recipes are fried in oil. I went on the lighter side and stir fried the beef instead. It’s just as juicy will less oil and calories.

Ingredients

  • Dark soy sauce: This can be found in the International Isle in the grocery store or Asian supermarket stores.
  • Low sodium soy sauce: Helps to keep the salt level down in this recipe.
  • Light brown sugar: Adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the sauce!
  • Sesame oil: All you need is a little bit to add a nice toasted nuttiness to the sauce.
  • Garlic: I always love to use garlic in my stir frys!
  • Bell pepper: I used a red bell pepper however you can do a mix of colors
  • Cornstarch: Added with water the cornstarch thickens up the sauce.

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One of the best things about this Sesame Beef is the sauce! The sauce consists of brown sugar, dark soy sauce, regular soy sauce and water. I use half of the sauce as a marinade and the other half to cook with the beef.

The trick to this dish is cooking the steak quickly over high heat. It gets a nice sear on the outside but stays nice and juicy on the inside.

How to make Sesame Beef

  • Add both soy sauces, brown sugar and water to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Pour half of the sauce into another bowl and set aside. (We will be using this when we cook the beef)
  • Add steak to the other 1/2 of the sauce and marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook add sesame oil to a large skillet or wok. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove steak from marinade and saute for about 1-2 minutes on each side. (You want the pan to be very hot so the steak cooks quickly and browns.)
  • Add red bell pepper and saute for 1 minute. Add in the reserved sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Slowly add cornstarch mixture to pan. Continuously stir until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish if desired.

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Sesame Beef

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Super Easy Sesame Beef. Tender flank steak stir fried with red peppers and green onions. Better and healthier than takeout!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak sliced against the grain into strips
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • green onions sliced
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • *NOTE: Prep time does not include marinating time*
  • Add both soy sauces, brown sugar and water to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Pour half of the sauce into another bowl and set aside. (We will be using this when we cook the beef)
  • Add steak to the other 1/2 of the sauce and marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook add sesame oil to a large skillet or wok.
  • Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove steak from marinade and saute for about 1-2 minutes on each side. (You want the pan to be very hot so the steak cooks quickly and browns.
  • Add red bell pepper and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add in the reserved sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water.
  • Slowly add cornstarch mixture to pan. Continuously stir until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 834mg36%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 931IU19%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 20 Minute Meal, Asian Beef Recipe, Flank Steak, Garlic, Sesame

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  • Nathan

    Here’s the nutritional breakdown

    calories 655
    Total Fat 32 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 10 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 75 mg
    Sodium 310 mg
    Potassium 300 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Sugars 52 g
    Protein 32 g
    Vitamin A 19 %
    Vitamin C 64 %
    Calcium 39 %
    Iron 42 %

  • Jenna

    Thank you Nathan! Is this for one serving or the whole dish?

  • Edward

    It seems like it’s per serving. There is way more protein in a pound of flank steak. 100g of flank steak has approx. 28g of protein.

  • missyb

    What other cuts of meat would work besides flank steak. I have a beef share and rarely get flank, but have lots of roast, stew meat , sirloin and ribeye.

  • Hi Missy!

    I would say the closest to flank steak is skirt. However out of the ones you listed I think your best bet would be maybe the sirloin!

    I hope that helps, Thanks!

    Kelley

  • Kathy

    Pretty enough to eat! I love your fast and flavorful recipes!

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