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
- Make the Hunan sauce: Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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