This Honey Pepper Stir Fry is easy and delicious and it won’t disappoint. WHOot Contributor Nicole says it’s a firm favorite.
This is the perfect meal that you can pull together in a hurry. It’s full of veggies and a Chinese style marinade that is completely lip smacking!
Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry Ingredients
So, let’s take a look at what you are going to need to make this Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry.
- 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch/cornflour or arrowroot
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sherry or Shaoxing wine
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 18 oz thinly sliced beef strips (or meat of your choice)
Marinate your meat for a 1-hour minimum, or overnight for the very best flavor results.
Marinade For Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry
- 4 cups of mixed veggies, thinly sliced or cut into pieces
- A dash of your favorite oil for cooking
- Rice to serve
When it comes to mixed veggies, any of the following are good options:
Onion, red onion, asparagus, snow peas, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, capsicum (bell pepper).
Cabbage, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, Chinese vegetables such as bok choi or pak choi, canned or fresh baby corn spears, bamboo shoots, water chestnut slices.
Easy Honey Pepper Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over the beef strips. Mix well. Cover and chill for at least an hour. Longer is better and will give a more tender and flavorsome result.
Use a wok or a large frypan with high sides. Have your prepared vegetables ready and your rice done or close to done. You’ll also need a large clean bowl to hold the cooked beef strips.
Place some oil in the pan and put it on to high heat. You want to cook this fast and hot.
Add a handful of the beef strip in the pan. They should sizzle. Stir them until browned, remove to a clean bowl and then repeat with the rest of the beef.
Pour a little more oil to the pan and then dump in the vegetables that will take longer to cook. Stir for a few minutes over high heat until they are softening.
Add in any remaining marinade. Stir well, and then add the beef back in to reheat. Stir to combine and wait till everything is piping hot.
Finally, pop in the quick-cooking vegetables like your Asian greens to the top of the pan. Stir them through. It will only take a minute or so for them to soften down.
Remove from heat. Serve over rice. Enjoy!
*Never return cooked meat to a marinade, and never put a used marinade on cooked food!