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Easy Steak Stir Fry

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Steak Stir Fry – a delicious and healthy steak stir-fry recipe you are going to love! Makes great leftovers and that sauce is SO delicious!!!




  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 Teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Starch

Stir Fry:

  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak (trim fat and then cut against the grain into thin strips)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • (1) 8oz can sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 1 pint mushrooms, sliced


  1. Combine chicken broth, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, orange juice, garlic, ginger and sesame oil in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, uncovered.
  2. Meanwhile, bring large cast iron skillet to medium high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil.  Place your plate of sliced steak strips on the counter next to your cast iron.
  3. Once pan is hot, add strips of steak (you will need to do this in batches) to the cast iron so they are all laying flat.  Season with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes per side and then flip, cooking 1-2 minutes on the other side as well.
  4. Once that batch is done, remove from skillet placing on a clean plate and setting aside. Continue working in batches, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed, until all the steak strips are cooked.
  5. Using the same pan you cooked your steak in (don’t clean it out) add another tablespoon of olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  6. Add garlic and move around the pan on medium high heat, about 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  7. Add carrots, celery, water chestnuts and broccoli florets.
  8. Move around the pan allowing them to cook down, about 5 minutes.
  9. Add mushrooms and onions. Stir to combine with other veggies and allow to cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
  10. Add tapioca starch to your saucepan and use a whisk to combine. Continue gently whisking and the sauce will start to thicken slightly.
  11. Add your steak back to the cast iron skillet along with as much stir fry sauce as you want and stir to combine.


  • You may have extra stir fry sauce – some people like a lot and some don’t.  If you have extra either freeze it for next time or save it in the fridge for a later use!
  • You could make this recipe even easier and use frozen veggies in place of fresh if that is what you have on hand!  Fresh will taste the best, but I know sometimes frozen is all you have!

Keywords: steak stir fry