Learn the secret to fork-tender beef with this 10-minute beef stir-fry with oyster sauce and pak choi. So simple yet delicious for those always on the go!
This Beef Stir-fry with oyster sauce and Pak Choi is definitely a lifesaver! Especially during the times when you lose yourself on Facebook and Pinterest or watching the latest funny videos and totally forgot all about making plans for dinner. Then you realize you only have 15 minutes left before hubby comes home from work!
Well, that was me above 2 years ago. When Armin still go to his day job while I work home on the blog. Now I do not wait for him to come home because he is also working home helping out with the blog and our social media.
But this quick and easy beef stir-fry recipe is still my savior. It is a perfect dish to quickly fix and satisfy your hunger pangs when you are on a busy schedule. Healthier too!
You can serve this Beef Stir-fry with oyster sauce and pak choi with plain rice or garlic rice. But you can also enjoy it on its own and would be perfect for those low-carb diets like Keto.
The secret to the most tender beef Stir-Fry
Use the best cuts of beef. Beef stirfries, the best cut is the tenderloin. It is the most tender cut of beef that works well for fast cooking. Other cuts that can be used are top loin, shoulder center, sirloin, ribeye, tri-tip, and flat iron.
Flash cooking. For these cuts of beef, the secret is to cook them or sear them at a high temperature and very quickly. As soon as the meat turns brown, you can remove it from the pan and just let it cook from the residual heat. This will not also ensure fork-tender meat but will remain juicy as well.
Cut thinly and across the grain. By simply slicing across the grain can already makes your beef more tender and easier to chew. Cutting thinly will also lessen the time for cooking so it will not get chewy and tough.
Other quick and easy Beef Stir-Fries to try
Beef Broccoli Stir Fry - something similar with broccoli
Mongolia Beef - stir-fried and then slathered with slightly sweet and savory soy sauce.
Beef and Peppers - tender beef in buttery bell peppers
Check out our other Beef Recipes
Beef Stir-fry with Oyster sauce and Pak Choi
- 4 stalks pak choi - washed and with the based cut/removed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ pound beef tenderloin - cut into strips
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 5 tablespoons oyster sauce
- Boil water in a pot or deep pan. Blanch the pak choi in the boiling water just until half-cooked. Remove from water and arrange on a serving dish.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the beef strips and turn heat to high. Cook while continuously stirring for 3-4 minutes or just until all sides are no longer pink.
- Add soy sauce and oyster sauce and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and transfer beef with sauce on top of pak choi.
- Serve with steaming hot rice.
This recipe was originally published in February 2017. Updated on August 2019 to include some tips on how to have the perfectly tender beef stir fry. The recipe itself remains the same.
Max and Deb says
Simple and delicious. Tried this once and we loved it.
Thank you for sharing
Athena Ng says
I tried following the recipe for servings of 6 which required me to put 15 tablespoons of oyster sauce. The recipe was just too salty even if I lessened the amount to 10. Next time, will definitely put less.
Hi Athena, I am not sure where you got the 15 tablespoons of oyster sauce, because it says only 5 on the recipe and way is already double that amount.
Jacquie M. says
Thanks for the emails I really enjoy getting them. I can't rate it yet since I haven't made it but by looking at the photos, I would say it will probably get a 5 star rating from me. Can't wait to try.
You're welcome Jacquie!?
Great recipe! Even my picky 4yo liked this. Will double or triple the sauce next time because it is so good over rice. 🙂