Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

After three months of deep freeze spring is finally in the air! One of the first signs of spring at the grocery store is the appearance of asparagus. I picked up a bunch two days for this delicious Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry. Thin juicy slices of top sirloin steaks are paired with tender crisp asparagus in this quick and easy stir fry, perfect for weeknight meals.

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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Now, back to this recipe. There is no need to parboil the asparagus. Simply saute them in the pan with a tablespoon of oil to keep them nice and crisp. Remove and only add them back to the pan towards the end of cooking.

Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry


  • 1 lb (450g) flank (often sold as stir-fry beef) or top sirloin steak still partially frozen
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing cooking wine
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2-in knob ginger, peeled
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 pips garlic, minced
  • 1 lb (450g) asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


Trim fat from around beef. Slice against the grain as thinly as possible. Place sliced beef in a bowl. Grate ginger over chicken. Mix in soy sauce, Shao Hsing cooking wine, black pepper, and cornstarch. Allow beef to marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a wok or large pan with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add red asparagus and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Add remaining oil into the pan. Sauté minced garlic for 30 seconds. Add beef by spreading it out in the pan. Fry for 2 minutes.

Return cooked asparagus to the pan. Stir to get everything well mixed. This takes about 2 minutes.

Turn off heat. Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds onto beef.

Remove and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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2 Responses

  1. Ramona says:

    I would love a big bowl of this for dinner. Asparagus season is one of my favorite times of the year. :)

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