The easiest recipe for ground beef stir fry. Ground beef sauteed with vegetables in a delicious homemade sauce! The stir fry is ready in under 30 minutes, perfect for busy dinners – just as quick as our easy chili recipe.

Ground beef stir fry in a white plate topped with fresh chopped greens.


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Sauteed ground beef with vegetables in a rich sauce that brings all the flavors together. Though we used peppers and mushrooms, you can easily substitute whatever vegetable you have on hand.

The ground beef stir fry is not only so easy to make, but it is also so delicious. The ground beef with vegetables in a delicious soy sauce is the best combination of flavors.

A white plate loaded with white rice and ground beef stir fry topped with green onion and sesame seeds.


  1. Make the sauce: Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce, set aside.
  2. Saute meat: Saute the ground beef until browned, breaking up the meat as it is being cooked. Season meat: Season with salt and pepper, cook until no longer pink. Remove from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  3. Saute vegetables: Saute the bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots and garlic until tender.
  4. Combine: Add beef back to the skillet and add the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens.
Chef’s tip: You want to use lean ground beef for this recipe, anything over 90%.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade ground beef stir fry.


You can always switch out the veggies to your personal preference. The dish will taste delicious regardless of the veggies you use. Here are some great options:

  • Broccoli
  • Snap peas
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Baby corn
Ground beef stir fry in a skillet topped with greens with chopsticks.


Yes, the ground beef stir fry reheats great the next day, making it perfect for meal planning or work lunches.

  • To reheat stir fry, add everything to a skillet and cook over medium/low heat until reheated.

I hope you totally fall in love with this ground beef stir fry recipe and it becomes a new family favorite!

A plate loaded with ground beef stir fry next to a plate of rice.

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Ground Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 10 votes
Quick and easy Ground Beef Stir Fry Recipe. Ground beef sauteed with vegetables in a delicious soy sauce with sesame oil! The stir fry is completely ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for busy dinners. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


stir fry-

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, thin strands
  • 1 green bell pepper, thin strands
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, thin strands
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp oil, for sauteing (olive or canola oil), divided

stir fry sauce-

  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • tsp pure sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar, lightly packed


  • Pre-cut all vegetables for the ground beef stir fry. Cut the peppers and carrots into thin strands. Slice the mushrooms. Finely cut the green onion.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce, set aside.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large skillet. Cook ground beef in the skillet, breaking up the meat as it's cooked. Remove meat from skillet, set aside and cover. 
  • Using the same skillet, add the mushrooms, carrots, and peppers with additional 2 Tbsp oil. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add ground beef back to the vegetables. Pour sauce over and mix well. 
  • Cook an additional 3 minutes and remove from the heat. 
  • Top with green onions and serve. 
  • ENJOY!


446kcal Calories21g Carbs43g Protein21g Fat5g Saturated Fat4g Polyunsaturated Fat11g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat105mg Cholesterol1372mg Sodium1159mg Potassium3g Fiber14g Sugar6152IU Vitamin A66mg Vitamin C52mg Calcium5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Stir Fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 1372mg60%
Potassium 1159mg33%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 6152IU123%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)