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Ground Beef Stir Fry

This ground Beef Stir Fry is an easy, comforting dinner full of healthy veggies, and the savoury all-purpose soy-garlic stir-fry sauce is a staple recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef stir fry
Servings: 8
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 3 tbsp cooking oil like canola, grapeseed, or peanut
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp coarse salt divided use
  • 8 cups sliced vegetables I used 1 large onion, 1 medium zucchini, and 1/4 of green cabbage

For Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted broth beef, chicken, or vegetable
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger


  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. When shimmering hot, add beef, sprinkle with 1 tsp of the salt, and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned and no longer pink inside. Transfer to a plate using a metal spatula or large slotted spoon.
  • Add vegetables to same pot (with another splash of oil, if needed) with the remaining teaspoon of salt. Cook until veggies are crisp-tender (about 7 minutes, depending on which veggies you used).
  • While vegetables cook, place cornstarch in a large liquid measuring cup. Whisk in 2 tbsp of the soy sauce to make a smooth paste, then whisk in remaining sauce ingredients.
  • Return beef to Dutch oven, add sauce, and stir to coat everything evenly. Cook, stirring frequently, just until sauce thickens and reduces slightly, about 3 minutes.