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pan of hunan beef

Quick and Easy Hunan Beef

  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


This easy Hunan Beef recipe is a classic Chinese stir fry dish that’s better than takeout! Loaded with fresh veggies, tender beef, and a spicy kick, it’s always a family favorite. Ready in under 30 minutes!



For the Hunan Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek, or to taste
  • Optional:1 tablespoon DoubanJiang (spicy chili bean sauce)

For the stir fry:

  • 1 pound flank steak cut into very thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 15oz can baby corn


  1. Make the Hunan sauce: Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Stir fry until the beef is just done on the inside and getting brown, crispy bits on the outside.
  3. Remove the beef from the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then add the garlic and ginger. Stir fry for about 5 seconds then add the veggies.
  4. When the veggies are half way to tender crisp (about a minute for baby corn, red bell pepper, and broccoli), add the Hunan sauce. It should bubble up and thicken pretty quickly, about a minute or two. Turn off the heat, stir in the beef, and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Keywords: stir fry, asian, beef, hunan, vegetables, spicy, healthy, chinese

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