Erika's Ginger Beef


Despite the prep work, this dish isn't too hard to make and it tastes amazing. Add more or less ginger and chiles to suit your taste. This is best served over rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds beef top round steak, cut into thin slices

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 cup oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 carrots, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 5 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or as needed


  1. Stir beef and eggs together in a bowl. Whisk cornstarch and water together; stir into beef mixture.

  2. Pour oil 2 to 3 inches deep in a wok; heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook beef strips in oil, working in batches, until brown and crisp, about 4 minutes; remove to drain and keep warm. Repeat with remaining beef.

  3. Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat; stir in carrots, green onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes into vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Stir beef strips into vegetables; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cook's Note:

It is easier to slice beef thinly when it is partially frozen.

Red bell peppers are nice in this dish, too. Add more carrot and green onion if you like.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the coating ingredients. The actual amount of the coating consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 384mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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