Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Today, I want to share a special recipe with you, it’s another stir fry recipe but this time I tried black beans, Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry. This recipe is super fun. and so easy to make, around 35/40 minutes, If you love stir fry beef dishes make sure to check other recipes I already made before. let’s start making this recipe. beef and black bean stir fry

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The Origins of Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry

The story of beef & black bean stir fry begins in China, which is known so much for its amazing stir fry recipes. This beef and black bean stir fry Is famous not just in China but everywhere because it tastes so good, I already made a perfect Chinese stir fry before, and is so delicious, that I’m now trying to make a different stir fry recipe each week, it simply I love to stir fry recipes, and I love also making it with deferent flavors.

Who is This Recipe For?

Well, almost anyone! If you’re really busy and need a fast homemade meal, you can make this in just 35 minutes. Families, even if you have kids who are a bit choosy, might not be able to say ‘no’ to the yummy flavors of this stir fry, People who like to eat healthy food will love it because it has good beef and veggies. and black beans have a lot of vitamins and benefits, you can check this article to know better about Black bean benefits.

Ingredients

Before you make this Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry, make sure you have the following ingredients ready:

  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (sirloin or flank steak works great)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup black bean sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, and carrots work well)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Cooked rice
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • A wok or a large skillet
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Directions

Let’s see how we can make this Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry step by step:

Prep Your Ingredients

Start by slicing the beef into thin strips. Mince the garlic and ginger, and chop your choice of vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Having everything prepared and within arm’s reach will make the cooking process seamless.

Make the Sauce

In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and broth. This sauce is the heart of the dish, so feel free to adjust the quantities to suit your taste. You can add a touch more sugar for sweetness or extra soy sauce for saltiness.

Sear the Beef

Heat your wok or skillet over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and swirl it around to coat the pan. When the oil shimmers, add the beef slices. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the beef is browned. Transfer the beef to a plate and set it aside.

Aromatics and Vegetables

In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed, and then toss in the minced garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add your chopped vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they’re slightly tender but still crisp.

Combine and Thicken

Return the cooked beef to the pan and pour in the sauce. Bring everything to a simmer. In a steady stream, add the cornstarch slurry while stirring constantly. This will thicken the sauce and give it a glossy finish.

6. Serve and Garnish

Once the sauce has thickened, your Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry is ready to be served. Spoon it over a bed of cooked rice, and garnish with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a burst of freshness and texture.

Food and Drink Pairings

To complete your dining experience, consider pairing your Beef & Black Bean Stir Fry with: Eating your Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry with rice makes your meal even better. Or sip on mint tea that’s as flowery as a garden. And don’t forget about a yummy salad, that can make your meal even better.

FAQ

Can I make this stir fry ahead of time?

Yes, you can! You can get the sauce ready and cut the meat and veggies before you start cooking. Keep them in different closed containers in the fridge.

What can I use if I don’t have black bean sauce?

If you don’t have black bean sauce, you can use hoisin sauce instead. It’ll make your stir fry taste a bit different but still very yummy.

Can vegetarians eat this?

Absolutely! If you’re a vegetarian, you can replace the beef with tofu or tempeh. You can also use veggie broth instead of chicken or beef broth.

How to Store the Beef & Black Bean Stir Fry?

If you have any stir fry left, put it in a closed container in the fridge. Later, you can heat it up in the microwave or on the stove. Just add a little bit of water so it doesn’t get too dry.

Conclusion

This Beef and black Bean Stir Fry is a super recipe that mixes Chinese flavors and makes a tasty meal in no time, I suggest you get your ingredients and start cooking, of course, share this recipe with your friends and family, and come back to our blog for more delicious recipes.

Beef & Black Bean Stir Fry

Recipe by MamaCourse: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Moderate
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

320

kcal
Total time

35

minutes

Beef & black bean stir fry is a tasty Chinese dinner. It has yummy beef, black beans, and veggies in a delicious sauce. You can make it in just 35 minutes, and it's enough for four people to eat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (sirloin or flank steak works great)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

  • 1/4 cup black bean sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, and carrots work well)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Cooked rice

  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Directions

  • Start by slicing the beef into thin strips. Mince the garlic and ginger, and chop your choice of vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Having everything prepared and within arm's reach will make the cooking process seamless.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and broth. This sauce is the heart of the dish, so feel free to adjust the quantities to suit your taste. You can add a touch more sugar for sweetness or extra soy sauce for saltiness.
  • Heat your wok or skillet over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and swirl it around to coat the pan. When the oil shimmers, add the beef slices. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the beef is browned. Transfer the beef to a plate and set it aside.
  • In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed, and then toss in the minced garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add your chopped vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they're slightly tender but still crisp.
  • Return the cooked beef to the pan and pour in the sauce. Bring everything to a simmer. In a steady stream, add the cornstarch slurry while stirring constantly. This will thicken the sauce and give it a glossy finish.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, your Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry is ready to be served. Spoon it over a bed of cooked rice, and garnish with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a burst of freshness and texture.

Notes

  • Choose nice meat like sirloin or flank steak. They cook fast. Slice the meat into small pieces, like cutting a sandwich.
  • Before you start cooking, prepare your ingredients. Cut the meat into pieces, chop your veggies, and crush the garlic and ginger. It's like setting up your toys before playing.
  • When you cook, make sure your pan is really hot, like when you feel the sun on a hot day. Put the meat in, and it will make a cool sizzle sound.

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