This post has been sponsored by McCormick®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’re not in the mood to dirty a bunch of dishes, this one skillet beef stir fry is the answer to your prayers. Perfect for busy weeknights & red meat lovers!
McCormick Seasoning Mix is a staple in my pantry; in under 30 minutes, it allows me to put a wholesome dinner on the table on a busy weeknight. This reliable seasoning mix takes all the guesswork out of cooking and has a flavor that awakens the senses to make everyday meals taste better.
You can be confident that this dinner will always be no-fail and mess-free, too. Next time you shop online at Walmart, be sure to add a couple of packets of the new McCormick® Beef Stir Fry & Vegetables seasoning for the times when you need a quick and reliable dinner.
Beef Stir Fry Marinade
What I absolutely love about using this McCormick® seasoning mix is that all I have to do is add soy sauce and water to the mix to make an authentic marinade. The seasoning packet makes it a no-fail recipe with a consistently delicious result.
Tips for Making Beef Stir Fry
- Cut beef into thin strips, keeping the size consistent. This will ensure that your beef cooks evenly!
- Trim any silver skin from the beef. Unlike other connective tissue on the beef, silver skin does not break down and it makes for impossible-to-chew beef.
- Just like your beef, cut your vegetables into uniform, bite size pieces for even cooking.
- Stir fry your beef first, then remove it from the pan. Stir fry your veggies. Once both are cooked, you can return them to the pan to allow for flavors to meld together nicely with the sauce. Cooking the beef and veggies separately will prevent them from overcooking.
- Add the sauce and bring it to a simmer. Immediately remove the skillet from the heat to make sure the veggies don’t overcook and the sauce doesn’t burn.
- Don’t have fresh veggies on hand? That’s okay! You can always use frozen veggies. Just make sure to adjust your cooking time to account for cooking the frozen veggies a bit longer.
- Feel like bulking up your dinner? Serve this stir fry with a scoop of white or brown rice to round out your meal.
Vegetables to Use for Beef Stir Fry
Use what you like! You can add as many different colors and textures as you see fit. I like to use whatever veggies I have in my fridge that are getting close to their use-by date. Since the McCormick® seasoning packet is so flavorful, it allows me to sneak veggies into my boys’ meals.
Here are some of my favorite stir fry veggie options:
- Yellow Onion
- Bell Peppers
- Sugar snap peas
- Green beans
- Green onions
Best Beef to Use for Beef Stir Fry
I like to use boneless sirloin for stir fry because it is lean and easy to slice into thin pieces. This cut of meat is naturally tender and perfect for quick cooking. Make sure to cut along the grain, to end up with uniform slices that don’t get mushy from applying too much pressure with your knife.
- Prepare all ingredients for the McCormick® One Skillet Beef Stir Fry.
- Mix water, soy sauce and Seasoning Mix in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Heat 1tsp of oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add beef; stir fry 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from skillet.
- Heat remaining oil in a skillet. Add vegetables; stir fry 4 minutes or until tender-crisp. Stir the sauce mixture. Add to the skillet.
- Stirring constantly, bring to boil on medium heat. Return beef to skillet. Cook for 1 minute or until the sauce is slightly thickened.