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. 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.

  2. Fajitas! Hubs could eat them EVERY day.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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.

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

  8. BBQ beef in the crockpot!

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

  10. Heather J. says:

    Roast and veggies in the crockpot is always a hit!

  11. Shawnna says:

    Beef Fajatias!!!

  12. French dip sandwiches in the slow cooker!!

  13. Amomto4sweeties says:

    Grilled fajitas!

  14. 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!!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!

  17. Jessica Somerville says:

    I love fajitas!

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

  19. Shannon says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. Fajitas are our favorites around here!!

  22. Family loves stir-fry.

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

  24. Sheila W. says:

    Roast beef with mashed potatoes and carrots! YUM.

  25. 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!

  26. 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!!

  27. Carrie S. says:

    We enjoy stir-fry and kabobs!!!

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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!

  31. Megan W. says:

    Stuffed cabbage is a favorite in our house 🙂

  32. I love steak quesadillas!

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. Ashly Lowe says:

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

  36. 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!!!

  37. 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.

  38. Whitney says:

    We love taco salad made with lean ground beef!

  39. Heather R. says:

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

  40. 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.)

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