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Beef and Mushroom Black Pepper Stir Fry

Tasty Take-out style Beef and Mushroom Black Pepper! Make this and save yourself a trip to your local restaurant. So easy to make!

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Beef and Mushroom Black Pepper Stir Fry
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Beef and Mushroom Stir Fry is one of my favorite take-outs that can easily be made in your own kitchen!

Try this beef and mushroom stir fry for dinner with cauliflower rice!

Summer is rolling along well above the speed limit! Confession- I took a peek at my calendar the other day to see when school goes back, just for scheduling purposes I swear. But so far this summer has been pretty awesome. I'm writing this post on the last leg of the best east coast road trip ever and I'll post a recap as soon as I get back to my west coast brain. For weeks I've been meaning to pass this easy Chinese take-out style Beef and Mushroom Stir fry to you guys. It's one of those dishes that can be stovetop-to-table in about 30 minutes which can be a deal maker on a busy summer weeknight. After a day filled with camps and playing Uber driver to my kids, I'm looking for the easy way out when it comes to dinner.

Easy Beef and Mushroom stir fry is a great choice for dinner!

Just throw everything in a wok if you have one (or a large skillet) and serve with some brown rice, or if you need an even healthier option, skip the rice and replace it with cauliflower rice for a low carb version. You can find it in the frozen section of most stores these days. Orrrrrrr, you could make this super tasty Crab Fried Rice and be a take out super star! This recipe would work just as well with thin slices of chicken or shrimp in place of the beef, you're the chef so you call the shots! Have a great rest of the week friends!

Tasty Beef and Mushroom Chinese take out!
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Tasty take-out made in your own kitchen! Beef and mushrooms in a Chinese style sauce.

Main dish
20 minutes
Total TIME:
30 minutes
10 minutes


  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 small piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 whole garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin or stir fry steak sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 8 ounces oyster mushrooms roughly sliced
  • 1 whole red pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 4 whole green onions sliced

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Whisk together in a bowl the cornstarch, rice wine, lime juice, black pepper, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
  2. Add the beef and toss to coat well. Let marinade for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  3. In a large pan or wok, heat the sesame oil and 1 tbsp canola oil until hot.
  4. Add the beef reserving the marinade and stir until browned. Don't crowd the pan or it won't brown.
  5. Transfer the browned beef to a plate.
  6. Heat the remaining 3 tbsp canola oil and add the mushrooms and red pepper to the pan and cook on a high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add the green onions and the beef strips along with the reserved marinade and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice for a lower carb version

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