Beef Mince Stir Fry Recipe

It’s always a good idea to have a few simple mince recipes up your sleeve. All kinds of mince are tasty and OK with even the fussiest of eaters. And mince is also a more affordable meal option – which is especially helpful when the cost of living is soaring and people need cheap meal options.

This beef mince stir fry recipe is very quick and easy. It has a complex flavour that is rich, meaty, savoury and yet sweet.

Beef Mince Stir Fry Recipe

The texture of the sauce is sticky, and each bite will make you want more. It is something that the whole family will love.

You can serve this beef mince stir fry with lots of different side dishes as it is very versatile. Keep reading to find out how to make it.

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What Do You Need?

You will need a large wok or a saucepan to cook this dish. You will also need a separate bowl to make the sauce.

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You will need to prepare the ginger and garlic using a chopping board and a knife unless you are using pre minced garlic and pre-pureed ginger.

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Tips And Tricks

These tips and tricks will help you to create perfectly delicious beef mince stir fry every time.

  • Beef – Try to use good quality mince that is at least 5% fat. If the mince is fatty then the fat will melt and provide lots of flavour. This gives this dish a rich, meaty taste. The fat also helps to stop the meat from sticking to the pan.
  • Garlic and Ginger – The pre-minced garlic and pre-pureed ginger products that you can buy are very convenient. However, they are not as flavoursome as using fresh ginger and garlic. Try to use fresh ingredients where possible as this will create a much deeper, complex taste to each mouthful.
  • Salt – If you are concerned about the salt content that you are consuming, you can use reduced salt soy sauce.
  • Sauce – Make sure you give the sauce a good few minutes to cook before you take it off the heat. This will ensure that all of the meat is nicely coated in sauce, but it will also enable the sauce to reduce and become nice and sticky.

How Can You Customise This Recipe?

There are several ways that you can choose to customise this beef mince stir fry recipe and make it your own. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Beef – Beef mince is rich and meaty and is perfect for this dish. However, you could also use pork mince or chicken/turkey mince. Pork mince is very affordable which is great for anyone on a tight budget, and minced poultry is low fat and high protein so is perfect for people on a diet. For a vegetarian version of this meal, use Quorn mince instead of beef mince.
  • Spice – If you like your food to have a spicy kick then add in some chopped green or red chillies when you add the ginger and the garlic. You could also add some chilli powder or chilli flakes to the sauce.
  • Sweetness – If you want your sauce to be sweeter, just add more honey. You can adjust the levels of the different flavours to suit your individual taste. Remember that adding more honey will make the sauce more sticky, so if you don’t want this then just add a little bit more water to loosen the sauce.
  • Ginger and Garlic – If you love fragrant, aromatic dishes then add a bit more ginger. If the punchy flavour of garlic is what you are after then add another teaspoon.
  • Vegetables – This dish is very focused on the meat, but you can add some vegetables to it if you want. Chopped onions, bell pepper and peas would go really well with this dish, and they are really easy to cook in a wok/stir fry. You could also use some bean sprouts to add a lovely, crunchy texture.

How Should You Serve Beef Mince Stir Fry?

This beef mince stir fry is savoury, rich, meaty and sticky. As a main dish you can serve it with steamed or fried rice, or on a bed of delicious noodles.

You could also serve it with steamed, sauteed or grilled vegetables.

There are a range of extra side dishes that would be lovely with this beef mince stir fry – sesame prawn toast, vegetable spring rolls, wontons, prawn crackers and many more.

This sticky beef mince would make a great filling for fried wontons or dumplings, or could be served inside lettuce wraps to make a change from rice or noodles.

If you want to serve this beef mince stir fry as an appetiser, simply split this recipe over 6 to 8 people instead of four and serve with a small helping of rice, or on a bed of sauteed Asian cabbage cooked in soy sauce and garlic.

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Beef Mince Stir Fry Recipe

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Recipe by Faye Keenan Course: DinnerCuisine: Asian


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  • 1 teaspoon 1 Oil (vegetable, sesame or peanut)

  • 500 g 500 Beef Mince

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Garlic (minced)

  • 2 teaspoon 2 Ginger puree

  • 200 g 200 Green beans (trimmed and halved)

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Cornflour

  • 3 tablespoons 3 Soy Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons 2 Oyster Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons 2 Honey

  • 100 ml 100 Water

  • Sesame seeds – to garnish


  • Place a large saucepan or wok over a medium high heat. Add the mince and cook it until it is brown all over. The beef should release oil as the fat melts, but if it is very lean you may need to add a little bit of oil to stop it from sticking.
  • Next, add the garlic and ginger and stir them into the beef mince. Add the green beans, mix them in, and stir fry the ingredients for about 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Put the cornflour in a bowl and gradually add the soy sauce, mixing as you go to remove any lumps. Add in the oyster sauce, honey and water and stir to combine.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and stir the ingredients to make sure that they are all coated in the sauce. Cook the ingredients for another 2 to 3 minutes to make sure that the sauce is cooked and to let it reduce a little bit so it becomes a sticky coating over the beef.
  • Serve the beef immediately with your choice of rice/noodles/vegetables etc and sprinkle with sesame seeds as a garnish.
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