Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Spring's favorite vegetable shines in this quick stir-fry. Serve with precooked jasmine rice, available in pouches on the rice aisle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add beef; stir-fry until browned but not cooked through (about 1 1/2 minutes). Place beef on a plate; discard liquid in pan.

Step 3

Return pan to high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add asparagus and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add crushed red pepper and green onions; stir-fry 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add stock mixture; cook 3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Return beef and any juices to pan, and cook for 1 minute.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

4 1/2 stars

October 24, 2018
Fantastic; next time I'll double the sauce.  I used flank steak and it was perfect.  Could easily sub green beans for the asparagus if desired.  Better than take out!

rmiller2's Review

June 15, 2014
This was delicious served over rice! Only tweak I made was adding some broccoli and spinach to the vegetables. Also comes together quite quickly! So much better and less oily and salty than you would find this dish to be at a chinese restaurant.

coutier's Review

April 18, 2014
One of the best stir fry recipes I've tried, and I've tried many! The sauce was perfect! I served it with brown rice and it was delicious. This is definitely going to be a keeper in my recipe book!

kcindc's Review

June 25, 2014

sukeedog's Review

October 04, 2014

0rlando's Review

May 07, 2014
Very good and tasty. Have all ingredients prepped, cooking time is very short. Great weeknight dinner recipe.

JLBrooks321's Review

April 21, 2014
VERY good and just as good reheated the next day. I agree the sauce is perfect. I might add some mushrooms next time to up the veggie content.

CharlotteKZ's Review

June 26, 2014
Very good recipe. Had trouble with the asparagus overcooking; next time I will cook the asparagus and red pepper and remove them before cooking the sauce. I'll add them back with the meat. Delicious!

acmeinecke's Review

August 31, 2014
This was an excellent dish that tastes like it's from an authentic Chinese restaurant. Our whole family loved it, even our young daughter who claims she doesn't like steak (I told her it was sirloin which seemed to appease her). I did make a couple of changes by using broccoli in place of asparagus since it was much less expensive. Also, I doubled up the sauce ingredients and used about 50% more on the veggies and sirloin since we needed to feed five people and we like the extra sauce. We served it over rice for a full meal.

MSheehan's Review

June 02, 2014
Great recipe. This sauce works well with different veggies. Last time I added bok choy as well and it was delicious.