Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir-Fry


To make this Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir-Fry recipe even quicker to prepare, start with pre-sliced steak and a package of frozen veggies. Add a side of leftover or instant rice (be sure to drizzle some of the beef stir-fry sauce over the entire meal) and dinner is done.

Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir-Fry
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Freeze Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 12 ounce beef sirloin steak or beef top round steak

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 medium red sweet peppers, seeded and cut into bite-size strips

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 4 cup thin strips bok choy or baby bok choy

  • 2 cup hot cooked rice or linguine


  1. Trim fat from beef. Wrap beef and freeze about 30 minutes or until partially frozen. Thinly slice partially frozen beef across the grain into bite-size strips.

  2. For sauce, in a small bowl whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

  3. In a very large skillet stir-fry ginger in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat for 15 seconds. Add sweet peppers and onion; stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add bok choy; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from the skillet.

  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; add beef to skillet. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is brown. Push the beef from the center of the skillet. Stir sauce until well combined. Add the sauce to the center of the skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return the cooked vegetables to the skillet. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  5. To serve, divide rice among four plates. Spoon beef mixture over rice. Serve immediately.

Fast Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir-Fry:

Prepare as above, except replace beef steak with one 12-ounce package beef stir-fry strips and replace sweet peppers, onion, and bok choy with one 16-ounce package frozen (yellow, green, and red) peppers and onion stir-fry vegetables. Add frozen stir-fry vegetables in place of the sweet peppers and onion. Cook and stir for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet, draining any excess liquid. Continue as directed in Step 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
15g Fat
51g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Protein 21g
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 726mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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