Stir-fried Beef with Green Beans


Stir-fried Beef with Green Beans /  Thit bo xao dau

This typical family dish can be made with chopped celery, broccoli, or cauliflower in place of the green beans. For a delicious vegetarian dish, try replacing the beef with tofu or hardy vegetables such as eggplant or mushrooms.


– 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
– ¼ tsp. pepper
– 1 tsp. cornstarch or flour
– 1 tsp. vegetable oil
– 1 lb. sirloin tips, thinly sliced
– 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
– ½ medium onion, sliced
– 2 c. green beans, with ends  removed and cut into bite-sized pieces*
– ¼ c. water or chicken broth
– 1 tsp. soy sauce


Step 1.
In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic, pepper, cornstarch, and 1 tsp. oil. Add beef and mix well. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 2.
In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil over high heat for 1 minute. Add meat. Stir quickl over high heat for about 2 minutes, or until beef begins to turn brown. Remove from pan and place in a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 3.
Wash wok or skillet and dry well.

Step 4.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil over high heat for 1 minute. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until nearly tender.

Step 5.
Add green beans and stir well. Add water or broth, cover, and turn heat to low. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until beans are tender but crisp.

Step 6.
Uncover and add soy sauce and beef. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until heated through.

Step 7.
Serve over hot rice

Food: Stir-fried Beef with Green Beans

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