Simple Beef with Garlic Sauce


Beef with Garlic Sauce

Our simple beef with garlic sauce recipe allows you to make a delicious meal in a few simple minutes. Below we will walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how you can easily make a delicious meal that is loaded with amazing flavors in a few minutes. 

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Easy Beef with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Making beef with garlic sauce is surprisingly easy to do and it makes a fabulous dish for any occasion. This dish is easily prepared with little fuss, and it tastes amazing. If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is one you should definitely give a try. 

What Makes Beef This Recipe So Good

This beef recipe is so good because of its simplicity. When you combine finely sliced beef with amazing garlic sauce, the result is inevitably deliciousness. Let’s look at the basic ingredients you will need in order to make this tasty dish. 

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Ingredients Needed

Thinly sliced beef. For this recipe, we recommend using thinly sliced chuck steak or chuck eye center.

We have also had a great experience using thin-sliced rib-eye or thin-sliced beef for stir fry.

Whatever your favorite type of beef is, feel free to use it for this recipe, only make sure it is sliced thin. 

Cornstarch. In this recipe, cornstarch is used to help thicken the sauce and dip the beef. Although you can substitute cornstarch for flour, we strongly recommend that cornstarch is used. 

Egg. We recommend including a couple of eggs to dip the beef. This helps give the beef a nice texture and flavor. 

Garlic. Garlic is an important ingredient. We recommend that you use freshly minced garlic or minced garlic purchased in a jar from the grocery store. 

Onions. Onions are optional, but we do recommend including white or yellow onions in this dish for added flavor. 

Olive oil. We recommend that you use olive oil for sautéing the garlic. If needed you may substitute olive oil for other oils such as avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil. 

Soy sauce. Soy sauce is used to help create the sauce in this recipe. It gives the dish a delightful flavor as well. 

Garlic salt. We also recommend including a bit of this salt to season your garlic sauce and beef. 

How to make Beef With Garlic Sauce

Making beef with garlic sauce is quite simple and it is fabulous. To start off making this dish, first, be sure that your beef is cut into thin slices. If it is not you will want to carefully cut the raw beef into thin slices. 

Place a wok or deep skillet over medium heat. Add your oil, minced onions, and garlic. Sauté the mixture for a few minutes until the onions are translucent in color.  

Add your beef into the heated pan with garlic and onions, and cook the beef over medium-low heat until it is mostly cooked. This likely will not take very long, usually around 5 to 8 minutes. 

When the beef is mostly cooked, add your soy sauce, water, corn starch, and garlic salt to the pan. Stir until the beef is coated. 

Remove from the heat and serve right away. Enjoy! 

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How To Make Garlic Beef Stir-Fry

If you want to make the beef with garlic sauce into a full meal stir fry, we recommend adding broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and sugar snap peas to the mixture. 

To make it into a stir fry, begin by adding the carrots and mushrooms to the mixture along with your onions and garlic. This will help to cook the mushrooms and carrots so that they are tender. 

Then when you add soy sauce to the beef mixture, add in fresh broccoli florets, and continue cooking over medium heat just until the broccoli is tender. Remove from the heat, serve right away and enjoy. 

You can also serve this dish along with cooked rice, or lo mien noodles. 

Tips and Tricks

How to Slice Beef Thin. When it comes to cutting your beef into thin slices, it’s going to be easiest to buy the beef already sliced. If you are not able to find any beef pre-sliced, you can always ask the butcher at your grocery store to slice it for you. Some grocery stores will offer the service. 

However, if you are not able to get it sliced from the store, you can cut it into thin slices simply by cutting the raw beef with a knife and cutting board. Be very careful to keep your fingers back as you are cutting. 

How to Make Beef Tender. The trick to having tender beef is to first choose beef that is nicely marbled with meat and fat. Then, pick the meat over medium-low heat, so that it does not cook too fast. 

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Cornstarch. We recommend that you dip the sliced beef in the cornstarch before cooking it. This will help your beef cook and will prevent lumps from forming in your sauce. However, if you are unable to find cornstarch, you may substitute this for all-purpose flour. 

Soy sauce. We recommend cooking the beef with soy sauce for flavoring. However, if you are unable to find it you may substitute it for teriyaki sauce or Worcestershire sauce if you prefer. 

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What to serve alongside Beef with Garlic Sauce

We enjoy making the beef with garlic sauce and serving it with broccoli and rice. However, if you are looking for other food to serve along with your finished dish, here are a few ideas for you.

Variations around this recipe

The most common variations of this recipe are what to include besides the basics. Here are a few ideas for you. 

Vegetables. We enjoy adding broccoli florets, carrots, onions, sugar snap peas, and mushrooms to this dish on occasion for a well-rounded meal. 

Pasta or rice. You could also serve this dish with white rice, fried rice, or lo mien noodles if you prefer. 

How to store beef with garlic sauce:

At room temperature. Your beef with garlic sauce should be kept at room temperature for no more than two hours before refrigerating it so that it does not go bad. 

In the fridge. To store your leftovers for longer, we recommend transferring the beef with garlic sauce into an airtight container, or sealing it in a plastic storage bag, then placing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. 

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What does beef with garlic sauce taste like?

Beef with garlic sauce is a delicious dish, that tastes like, well beef with garlic. It is a really delicious way to enjoy your beef and garlic, along with other vegetables or rice if desired. 

How to slice meat thin?

The easiest way to slice your meat thing is to buy it pre-sliced or ask the butcher counter to slice it thin for you. However, if you are unable to have the store slice it, you can carefully cut the beef into thin slices using a knife. 

How long do leftovers last?

When stored properly in the fridge, your beef with garlic sauce leftovers will likely last between three and four days. 

What is the best cut of beef for stir fry?

The best way to cut beef for this stir fry is to cut it into thin strips or slices. If you are unable to cut it into thin slices or strips, it can be cut into small cubes as well. 

Is beef with garlic sauce gluten-free?

Yes, as long as our recommended ingredients are used, a recipe for beef with garlic sauce is gluten-free. 

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Beef with garlic sauce is a delicious meal that you can make and enjoy in a few short minutes. This is a tasty dish that is loaded with amazing flavors. Plus, you can add your favorite vegetables for a well rounded dinner. 

We hope that you will give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think about it! We enjoy this recipe, and hope that you will too!

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