Steak Stir-Fry

Steak Stir Fry at The Happy Housewife

The next top round recipe is Sumptuous Steak Stir-Fry. I have to admit I was a little concerned when the beef people asked me to make this recipe because lately my kids haven’t been big fans of stir fry.

I however, LOVE stir fry. It is a great way to stretch meat in a meal as well as use up all those leftover vegetables. I am convinced that you can’t really go wrong with ingredients in stir-fry. After some deep thought (okay not really, it was more like process of elimination and interrogation) I realized that my kids don’t like soy sauce, so I made two batches- one with soy sauce, one without.

You can read the original recipe on the What’s For Dinner website, my modified version is below.

Steak Stir-Fry
Recipe type: Main Dish
All but one of my kids loved the the steak stir-fry sans soy sauce. Stir-fry is also a great way to sneak vegetables into your kid’s meals. This dish was a hit and is definitely going into my recipe rotation.
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning Steak Stir Fry
  • Soy Sauce
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown or white regular rice, prepared without butter or salt
  1. Marinate the steak in olive oil, Goya seasoning, and minced onion for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. When you are ready to make the meal, cook the rice according to the package directions.
  3. While the rice is cooking start chopping the vegetables and the steak. (Depending on the type of rice you are preparing the vegetable chopping and rice cook time will probably be about the same.)
  4. Once the rice is cooked remove from the heat.
  5. Using a wok or a frying pan, cook the steak on high (I use a tiny bit of butter) for about 3 minutes. You don’t want to over cook the steak.
  6. Remove the steak from the wok and add vegetables. You’ll want to cook the veggies in the steak juices. Cook the vegetables for about five minutes.
  7. Add the steak and rice to the vegetables in the pan. I sprinkled Goya seasoning and added soy sauce and cooked for another minute or two.
  8. Serve immediately.



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  1. Beef and veggie kabobs thrown on the grill. So good and easy for summertime dinners!

  2. I like to use leftover meat to make sandwiches. YUM:)

  3. I enjoy shredded beef burritos.

  4. I make stir fry very similar to this just about every other week. My family LOVES it! Great way to clean out the frig of leftover fresh veggies.

  5. I have a recipe called beef and vegetables. It is very similar to stir fry. It is very low in sodium and has a ton of flavor. It is on my dinner rotation when we are trying to lose weight.

  6. yum! Your post made me hungry!

    I love beef and broccoli.

  7. Valerie S says:

    My favorite lean beef dish is taco salad made with very lean ground beef.

  8. I’d probably have to say that my favorite is my standby chuck roast with carrots and potatoes. Everyone loves it, and it makes great leftovers as well. I’d love to add more beef recipes to my list, so I’m glad you’re trying some of these out for us.

  9. This looks like a really yummy, easy recipe, I’ll have to try it out myself. Never heard of the Goya seasoning. OH–thanks for the tip about the rice!!! 😉

    My favorite lean beef dish is a garlicy, gingery stir fry. Mmmmmmmmmmm!! And the kids love it too.

  10. Just give me a plain old roast beef, it is comfort food to me!

  11. I like stir fry and beef kabobs.

  12. nikki l says:

    My family loves stir fry with either chicken or steak sliced super thin and whatever veggies I have on hand. We use zesty Italian dressing instead of soy sauce. Yumm-O!

  13. Jennifer says:

    I love fajitas!

  14. with the hot weather we have been having I like to make taco salad with lean ground beef, yum!!!

  15. Crockpot Roast is always a good standby, then use the leftover beef for low fat sandwiches.

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  17. I love beef kabobs!

  18. My favourite is fajitas. We add cabbage to it and it tastes great!

  19. Korean marinated skirt steak

  20. French Dip Sandwiches…. great recipe on ‘’

    I used to hate soy sauce, now I like it as an adult…hopefully your kids will come around 😉

  21. Brittney Canady says:

    Beef and rice with gravy!

  22. I love to grill steaks! That is our favorite beef dish!

  23. We love a good stroganoff.

  24. Katherine says:

    We love beef enchiladas!

  25. Beef and broccoli

  26. Taco’s are a weekly favorite in my house!

  27. I would have to say fajitas.

  28. Serenity says:

    That stir fry looks amazing! My favorite recipe for beef is fajitas, yum-o!

  29. Courtney says:

    I always use Ground Chuck in all my ground beef recipes to cut down on the fat. 🙂

  30. I have a yummy Beef and Broc recipe that I love! Your stir fry looks amazing as well!

  31. I like using it shredded in burritos.

  32. Sarah E. says:

    We discovered the Beef Noodle Bowl from Kraft’s website a few years back and we love it!

  33. Fajitas are my absolute favorite. I could eat Mexican type meals several times a week….and I do.

  34. I love to make country fried steak with either ribeye or chuck steak works well. It is so delicious.

  35. I like to make brisket, but it only happens a couple of times a year – you only get one when you purchase a whole cow, you know…

  36. Mmmm, stir fries. Those are a go-to meal in our house. My favorite lean beef dish would be Filipino bistek (beef steak) which is lean beef, marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice, served with fried onions over a bed of rice. It is delicious!!

  37. Kimberly says:

    I enjoy 97% ground hamburger meat scrambled up. I eat it plain and it is soooo yummy!

  38. Laurie V. says:

    Beef and broccoli. We are also big stir-fry fans.

  39. Sandra K says:

    We love stirfries at our place too. Beef stoganoff and beef casseroles in the cooler months are favs too.

  40. Fajitas!!! It is like stir-fry. You can add a couple of extra veggies, and they don’t even notice 🙂

  41. Kathy T says:

    Fajitas or Chipolte Beef Burritos

  42. Rhonda GreenBarron says:

    Beef & Broccoli! Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. We love beef & broccoli over steamed brown rice. Yum-O!

  44. My family loves roast beef with carrots & potato. I enjoy the leftover roast turning it into bbq with my homemade sauce.

  45. Kelly S says:

    My favorite beef dish is a filets wrapped in pastry with a green peppercorn-mustard sauce.

  46. My favorite is meatloaf made with 93% lean ground beef.

  47. I love fajitas! I think I could eat them everyday. They are just perfect with peppers and onions and a freshly made pico de gallo.

  48. Melissa says:

    Our family loves roast with carrots and potatoes!

    The stir fry looks really easy and yummy! ;o)

  49. Oh without a doubt, its a filet, on the grill. With a side of caramelized mushrooms cooked in butter…..

  50. Lori A. says:

    We love fajitas! Yum! This recipe looks great..will have to try it.
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  51. Amanda Y. says:

    That’s a toss up between regular steak on the grill or stir fry!

  52. VictoriaN says:

    I love a good steak, but anything beef is a winner for me.

  53. Pot roast made with top round!

  54. YUMMY THAT STIR FRY LOOKS GOOD!!! We like steaks on the grill or hamburger zucchini casserole beef is so good any way.

  55. Sirloin Tip Roast in the crockpot.

  56. Alanna H. says:

    Our entire family loves kebobs, and my husband loves to quickly grill a london broil.

  57. We love an old fashioned roast at our house- herbs, veggies, etc. all in the pot. Yum!

  58. My whole family loves beef fajitas.

  59. Boiled Dinner! I know, it doesn’t sound good, but it is yummy comfort food — Top Round, quartered potatoes, carrots in beef broth with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic, and a splash of wine,. Cook in the crock pot in the summer or the oven in winter. Serve with bread. Yummy!!!

  60. April in CT says:

    Mmmm, beef burritos!

  61. We marinate steaks usually overnight or at least all day in various homemade marinades, then grill. Very good.

  62. Thanks for sharing. I never thought to change the sauce.

  63. Brandi Jones says:

    Beef and Rice in Gravy with Veggies on the side!

  64. I love steak fajitas served with rice and refried beans.

  65. My favorite is a grilled London Broil sliced with either pico de gallo or sauted onion and mushrooms on top. Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Just a note – not all soy sauces are created equal. Jess never really cared for anything when I used soy sauce. Mainly because it just made the dish really salty and only tasted like soy. Try different brands. They will have a different/better taste.

  67. We love pepper steak, which is probably similar to your delicious looking stir fry, but in our pepper steak dish the veggies are limited to green pepper barely cooked so it remains crisp, carmelized onions, and mushrooms! jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

  68. I like fajitas for sure. Thanks for the entry!

  69. My favorite beef dish steak on the grill, marinated in Stubbs.
    We’ll have to try that adobo seasoning. We all like soy sauce, but a little less sodium certainly wouldn’t hurt us.

  70. Roast beef sandwiches are my favorite thing on earth!

  71. We’re big stir fry fans. As long as we keep any cheese (sometimes added to the kids’ to encourage them to eat the veggies) to a minimum, it’s nice and lean!

  72. My favorite is beef stroganoff.

  73. I’m not even trying to copy, but definitely stir-fry. I’m not really much of a meat person but I do like it thin sliced like that or small bits on marinated veggie kabobs. Yummy! 🙂

  74. Katrina Deaton says:

    Beef and veggies kebobs

  75. shannon says:

    We love stir-fry and kabobs!

  76. Fajitas all the way!

  77. It is a tie between fajitas and beef stir fry.

  78. I love beef and noodles over mashed potatoes!

  79. Beef fajitas are my favorite! I’m still trying to find just the right recipe though.

  80. We love steak sandwiches with mozz cheese….yum!

  81. Cherrill says:

    I’m a beef & broccoli eater. Loving your stir fry.

  82. Crockpot beef tips with gravy

  83. I like this beef with noodle salad. Nice on a hot day.

  84. Tiffany says:

    Steak on the grill.

  85. Fajita and stir-fry are definitely good (and a way to stretch the meat!), but a simple steak done right just can’t be beat!

  86. I love a grilled steak salad. 3 oz grilled sirloin, mixed lettuce, grilled corn, peppers, & mushrooms (all grilled and basted with ff italian dressing) tomatoes and ranch. Yum!

  87. Nicole C. says:

    I love fajitas, I need to try your fajita salad recipe!

  88. We love slow cooker roast beef with vegetables. The leftovers are great for sandwiches (on homemade whole-wheat bread, of course!)

  89. Andrea Cseh says:

    my favorite lean beef dish is grilled flank steak cut & tossed into penne pasta with arugula or spinach & a horseradish/lemon/rosemary dressing mixed in. Mmmmmm

  90. Julie H says:

    I love filet mignon with sauteed onions and mushrooms…mmm…and if I win the gift card I can buy a few! 🙂

  91. I love steak salads. 🙂

  92. My favorite lean beef dish is steak strips marinated in a Teriyaki sauce. They can be grilled on kebobs or pan sauteed.

  93. We love spaghetti with lean beef! We add extra veggies to ours…green peppers, shredded carrots, and onion.

  94. I love a good beef stir-fry, similar to what you have showed here. It is a great way to use up veggies in the crisper, so it is different every time. I make sure there is lots of garlic & soya sauce in it…and rice. Yum!

    We like to eat the left-overs in a wrap…if there are any left-overs! 🙂

  95. Carne asada tacos, AKA grilled steak tacos,with a sqeeze of fresh lime and a bit of salsa…yummy 🙂

    A definite hit with the whole family.

  96. joyce-ellen says:

    i love to brown round steak in black pepper and garlic powder. i add beef bullion and water and slow cook in cast iron in the oven for 4 hours on 300 degrees. make into a rich brown gravy using corn starch solution. serve over rice! delicious! thanks for this great giveaway!

  97. Has to be filet on grill. Red potatoes, mushrooms and onions in foil with tons of butter 🙂

  98. I love beef fajitas with lots of colorful bell peppers

    there is a recipe a friend that I want to try. she made it for me one night when I was over, its beef steak tagalog that was just delicious!

  99. That looks yummy! I am going to try it this week. Love all the colors!

  100. We love stir fry! Another thing we do with beef is leave it in the crock pot all day and do open face sandwiches and fries with gravy.

  101. Yummy fajitas are probably my favorite way to prepare a lean cut of beef. I think I’m going to try your salad recipes, too, now! Thanks for the ideas.

  102. Fajitas! Hubs could eat them EVERY day.

  103. I roast pre-cut lean meat chunks in my roaster with onions, olive oil and whatever vegetables I have on hand, then turn the leftovers into a pot pie the next night.

  104. We love beef stew with potatoes & carrots & onions in the crock pot.

  105. Not until the weather gets cooler, but we love coming home to beef stew that’s been simmering all day in the crock pot and making the house smell wonderful. 🙂

  106. Kristine says:

    My favorite beef dish is pot roast with all the vegetables. I’m not sure if pot roast is considered lean though. Anyway it’s my favorite.

  107. I use lean beef to make a spicy orange beef stir fry that uses orange marmalade for the orange part. Mmmmm!

  108. BBQ beef in the crockpot!

  109. I like filet steak or lean ground beef on tacos/burritos!

  110. Heather J. says:

    Roast and veggies in the crockpot is always a hit!

  111. Shawnna says:

    Beef Fajatias!!!

  112. French dip sandwiches in the slow cooker!!

  113. Amomto4sweeties says:

    Grilled fajitas!

  114. Katie M. says:

    Well…. it’s a toss up between just a good old strip steak and ground beef in a taco salad! My husband and I love strip steaks for special treats, but taco salad is soooo yummy, healthy, quick and easy!!!! So I think I would end up choosing taco salad!!!

  115. Angel S says:

    We really eat beef other than ground beef (cost reasons of course) but a perfectly cooked filet on the grill makes my day.

  116. carla Harvey says:

    i have just discovered tri-tip cut for kabobs! we were getting so tired of wasting meat on kabobs because they were too chewy to eat. Marinated tri-tip makes PERFECT kabobs!!

  117. Jessica Somerville says:

    I love fajitas!

  118. Carne Asada Tacos…yum – it makes me want some right now!

  119. Shannon says:

    I love a good stirfry, but my favorite is beef stroganoff…..yum!

  120. Jennifer Hayes says:

    I love to slow cook a brisket. It can be kinda pricey. But we get soooo much meat to use for later on.

  121. Fajitas are our favorites around here!!

  122. Family loves stir-fry.

  123. We’re fans of lean beef fajitas too and spaghetti and meatballs made from 90% lean beef.

  124. Sheila W. says:

    Roast beef with mashed potatoes and carrots! YUM.

  125. Yum! This recipe looks fabulous! Have you tried Terriyaki Sauce instead of soy sauce for the kids?

    My favorite beef recipe has to be fajitas! Quick, easy, yummy!

  126. Your Stir Fry recipe looks yummy!!! We love lean ground beef (97% fat free) in our haystacks! These are basically a make your own taco salad. I am 7 months pregnant and I CRAVE these!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card!!

  127. Carrie S. says:

    We enjoy stir-fry and kabobs!!!

  128. We like some stir fry, but we have a giant disagreement on vegetable selection. It’s silly to make two dishes for two people, so I don’t make it much. Yours does look good, though!

  129. We love coming home from church on Sundays to the smell of a roast in the crockpot!! YUM!

  130. Fajitas or kebabs. We made chicken fajitas last week, and I was really missing the beef. I’m going to have get some lean beef and make some!

  131. Megan W. says:

    Stuffed cabbage is a favorite in our house 🙂

  132. I love steak quesadillas!

  133. I love making this great dish – leftover steak (sliced thin), mix w/ brown rice, salsa, sauted onions, garlic, squash, and sweet peppers. My kids will even eat it if I add a dab of sour cream and sprinkle shredded cheddar on it! You can even put it in a tortilla.

  134. Our family favorites would be Taco Tuesday or Barbecued Beef which is lean stew beef stir fried and then simmered in B’cue sauce. Yum!

  135. Ashly Lowe says:

    We are having shredded beef tacos tonight. This is your recipe, it is a family favorite!!!

  136. DeAnn Duke says:

    My family loves chili using ground round.I don’t drain the grease out at all because it is so lean and it seasons the chili to perfection.It’s almost time for chili season!!!YEAH!!!

  137. Allison G. says:

    I love to cook Roast Beef in the crock pot for Sunday lunch. And I like to make Stew Beef with potatoes, onion, and carrots in the crock pot.

  138. Whitney says:

    We love taco salad made with lean ground beef!

  139. Heather R. says:

    My family & I love meatloaf made with lean ground beef!

  140. A beef soup recipe I came up with last year. Our whole family loves it & it is very easy & economical to make.

    Cumen Rice Beef Soup

    Brown 1/2 lb ground beef in a pot. Remove from pan & set aside. Add 1-3 chopped carrots & 1-2 ribs chopped celery to the pan, leaving a small amount of grease from the burger in the pan. When carrots & celery at starting to get tender, add 1 chopped onion, and chopped garlic to taste. I do about 1-2 tsp of the pre-minced stuff in the jar. Cook until all veggies are almost all the way tender, but not soft or mushy. If you need, you can add a small amount of water or beef stock to the pan to prevent blackening. In another pan begin to heat 2 quarts of water & beef base, or an equal amount of beef stock. Stock should be coming to a simmer as veggies are finishing. Once veggies are tender, add veggies to stock, along with 2 cups instant rice. Brown or white both work. At this time also add your spices, cumen, oregano, & pepper to taste. Simmer soup until rice is done & serve! (If you’d rather use pre-cooked, non-instant rice, simply let the veggies & spices simmer until fully cooked & add pre-cooked rice right at the end just long enough to heat through.)

  141. My fav beef dish is bacon wrapped filets on the grill. YUM.