🍛 Chinese Beef and Onion Stir Fry Recipe 🥢

Chinese beef and onion stir-fry is a traditional meal that’s tasty and quick. A flavorful sauce is stir-fried with tender beef pieces and fragrant onions to create a delightful dish that’s ideal for hectic weeknights. This meal is quite good with noodles or steamed rice, and it will quickly become a family favorite. 🍛🥖


  • 1 pound beef sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)


Preparing the Beef:

  1. Marinate the Beef: In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced beef with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Preparing the Stir Fry:

  1. Heat the Oil: Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the Beef: Add the marinated beef to the skillet and stir-fry until it is browned and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Cook the Onions: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the sliced onions and stir-fry for about 2 minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Add Garlic and Ginger: Add the minced garlic and ginger to the skillet and stir-fry for another minute until fragrant.

Making the Sauce:

  1. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, beef broth (or water), and sugar.

Combining Everything:

  1. Combine Beef and Onions: Return the cooked beef to the skillet with the onions. Pour the sauce over the beef and onions and stir well to combine.
  2. Simmer: Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the beef and onions evenly.

Tender beef, sweet onions, and a flavorful sauce come together in this tasty and simple Chinese beef and onion stir-fry. This stir fry is ideal for a quick dinner and tastes well with noodles or steamed rice. Savor a taste of Chinese food at home by adding sesame seeds and chopped green onions as a garnish. Cheers to cooking! 🍛🥚