Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
4 servings

This easy stir-fry dinner calls for strips of top round steak, fresh asparagus, and classic stir-fry seasonings and vegetables. By cooking your favorite takeout dishes at home, you'll save both money and calories. See our full collection of stir-fry recipes for more dinner ideas.

How to Make It

Step 1

Snap off tough ends of asparagus; cut spears into 1-inch pieces, and set aside.

Step 2

Dredge steak in flour; set aside.

Step 3

Stir together soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, garlic, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and crushed red pepper.

Step 4

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add beef and carrot, and stir-fry 4 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture, and stir-fry 1 minute. Add asparagus, bell pepper, mushrooms, and green onions, and stir-fry 3 minutes. Serve over rice.

Step 5

Vegetable Stir-fry: Omit round steak and flour, and stir-fry vegetables as directed above.

Ratings & Reviews

Phoebegetsfit's Review

March 06, 2013
This was incredible. This is better than take out! I will definitely be making this one again.

MWoras85's Review

February 27, 2012
Delicious! Marinated beef strips in soy before use (not a good idea, turned out too salty). Dish was very colorful and tasty. Really enjoyed. Fresh veggies made all the difference.

chef1greg's Review

December 19, 2010
Good recipe. Lots of color and good flavor. The cut of beef that is recommended makes the beef nice and juicy. My whole family enjoyed it.

saracat's Review

September 22, 2010
This recipe was fast and easy, however I would have liked a bit more complex flavor. I subbed refrigerated stir-fry veggies for the asparagus, mushrooms and bell pepper. I will try this recipe again with a few tweaks. I served with Chinese noodles rather than rice which I thought turned out great.

RebeccaR's Review

July 28, 2010
This was a simple recipe and tasted great. I felt good knowing what was going into it versus take out. Just a few notes: I used high heat througout cooking and if you don't like spicy cut back on the red pepper flakes. I happen to love it. I also added sugar snap peas. You can change any of the veggies and it would still be great.

CookinConner's Review

March 10, 2010
This tastes better than Chinese takeout! I followed the recipe to a T and it was AWESOME. Served over jasmine rice. Make sure you cut the beef thin and stir fry it over very high heat.

aprilmayjune's Review

March 23, 2009
This was really good. Instead of using the vegetables it called for, I used mini corn, snow pears and baby carrots. I will definitely be cooking it again, but I think I will leave out the sesame seed oil next time, because I find it gives it a weird taste.