Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This homemade, healthy and delicious beef with garlic sauce is ready from scratch in under 30 minutes!
  • The 5-ingredient garlic sauce coats the beef strips and veggies so you’ll love the flavor packed in each bite.
  • Serve it over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or noodles for a healthy meal the whole family will love.

Ingredient notes

Flank steak – Is the best cut of beef to use for this recipe. It’s tender and perfect for cutting into thin strips against the grain.

Arrowroot starch – Works as a thickener for the sauce. You can substitute corn starch if desired.

Toppings – These are optional, so pick and choose as you wish! We love sprinkling on some sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes add a spicy kick.

Tips from an expert home chef

  • Cutting the flank steak against the natural grain in the steak is essential to keep the beef pieces tender.
  • Whisk the sauce very well to avoid any clumping. Give it a quick whisk before adding it into the pan because the starch can settle.
  • If you don’t want green beans, you can sub any stir-fry veggies you want!

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25-Minute Beef With Garlic Sauce

This healthy homemade beef with garlic sauce has tender strips of beef covered in a savory, sticky garlic sauce. Tender-crisp green beans compliment this Asian-inspired stir-fry that you can serve over rice or noodles. Ready in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 lb flank steak (or sirloin), cut into small, short pieces
  • 1 medium shallot, diced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 3 cups green beans, ends removed
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, divided

For the sauce:

Optional toppings:

  • sesame seeds
  • red chili flakes
  • sliced green onions


  • Prep the flank steak, shallot, ginger, green beans and garlic as noted and set aside.
    Prep image of sliced beef, green beans, chopped shallot garlic and ginger
  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl or jar until combined.
    beef garlic sauce in a ramekin
  • Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add the beef pieces and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is just cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
    Cooked beef strips in a white cast iron pan
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp sesame oil to the pan, along with the shallot, ginger and green beans. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring consistently, until the beans are just getting tender.
    Beans in a pan with diced shallot, garlic and grated ginger
  • Give the sauce mixture a quick stir to make sure it is mixed up well and then add the sauce mixture to the pan. Stir until the veggies are evenly coated.
  • Add the beef back into the pan and mix with the veggies and sauce. Continue to cook for just 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
    Cooked beef with garlic sauce in a pan
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately. Top with any optional toppings as desired.

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Nutrition details noted are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. Amount do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 13g, Fiber: 3g
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