Sesame Beef Stir Fry (gluten-free)

I have a lot of good cookbooks, and I really don’t pull them out enough. When I do, I usually just find some inspiration and end up making a new recipe instead of following the recipes provided. Typical food blogger, ahem.
This recipe came about after a meal-planning session with a friend this week (and I use the word “session” loosely- I spent most of the time chasing my children and only found one useful recipe). The original recipe is from Robin Miller’s The Newlywed Cookbook, which I love. The front photo is a little cheesy, but don’t let that deter you from gifting it when wedding season rolls back around. It’s a great find and I always regret not pulling it out more often.
Anyways- this recipe is quick and you will probably have most of the ingredients ready in your pantry. You could switch it up with any protein or add veggies, if you like. It’s gluten-free, too. Yay!
Sesame Beef Stir Fry (gluten-free)
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 2-4

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (set aside some of the green parts for serving)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon grated/minced fresh ginger
  • 1- 1½ pounds beef tenderloin or top round steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ½-1 cup beef broth
  • cooked rice, for serving (I used white rice cooked in beef broth- very flavorful!)

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame and olive oils over medium heat. Add the green onions, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant; about 2 minutes. Add the beef and sesame seeds and cook for 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring frequently.
  2. When beef is brown, add the soy sauce and black pepper and stir to deglaze the pan.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in ½ cup beef broth and add to the pan. Simmer until the sauce thickens, adding more broth if necessary.
  4. Spoon over cooked rice, top with additional green onions and sesame seeds and enjoy.

One Response to “Sesame Beef Stir Fry (gluten-free)”
  1. Amanda says:

    Just to let you know, a lot of soy suaces contain gluten, so you should specify GF soy sauce if it is to be used for that purpose. Sounds and looks delicious!

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