what is chinese beef with garlic sauce

Chinese Beef with Garlic Sauce is also known as Chinese Garlic Beef and is a delicious easy beef stir fry. The tender beef is cooked with green onions, beansprouts, and plenty of garlic, then finished with a thick Chinese sauce.

This quick stir-fry beef with garlic sauce is perfect for a satisfying dinner. The tender beef and mushrooms in a flavorful garlic sauce are sure to please! Ready in just 20 minutes, its the perfect weeknight meal.

I love this simple Chinese restaurant takeout-style beef with garlic sauce because it is quick and easy to make in no time! There are no special ingredients required; everything needed is almost always on hand in my pantry!

Its a hearty beef entree to enjoy with your family and pairs so well with various sides! Add some broccoli for a beef and broccoli-style dinner, or serve with steamed or stir-fried mixed vegetables.

If you plan on serving with rice, be sure to get the rice started ahead of time. This stir-fry will be prepped, cooked, and ready to enjoy faster than your rice!!

*Be sure to see the free printable recipe card below for ingredients, exact amounts & instructions with tips!*

How to make Beef With Garlic Sauce

Sautee

In a large pan, heat up the oil and add in the garlic. Cook until it is golden brown, which should take a couple of minutes.

Cook the Beef

Toss the beef with cornstarch in a large bowl. Once the garlic is browned, add in the beef and cook until it’s browned. Add in the soy sauce and sesame oil and continue cooking until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.

Serve

Top with garlic powder if you desire, serve it up and DEVOUR!

Tips & Notes

  • Slicing the Beef: For tender cooked portions, slice the flank steak or top sirloin thinly against the grain. This method ensures that the beef remains tender and easy to chew after cooking.
  • Substituting Shaoxing Wine: If you dont have Shaoxing wine, you can use rice wine as a substitute. However, note that rice wine will give a lighter flavor compared to the deep, rich taste of Shaoxing wine, which adds to the bold flavor of the dish. (see Shaoxing wine substitutes here)
  • Marinating Time: Allow the beef to marinate for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to infuse. If you have more time, you can also leave it in the fridge overnight for enhanced flavor.
  • Customizing with Sesame Seeds: Feel free to use black, white, or a combination of both sesame seeds for garnishing. Black sesame seeds alone can also create a visually appealing contrast.
  • Storing Leftovers: Store any leftover beef with garlic sauce in a shallow, airtight container in the fridge. It will remain fresh and tasty for 3-4 days.

what is chinese beef with garlic sauce

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what is chinese beef with garlic sauce

Variations around this recipe

While beef makes this dish hearty and savory you can substitute it out for a healthier ingredient. Tofu, eggplant, broccoli, and mushrooms can be used or added if you want more plant-based components. Chicken can be used as a cheaper and leaner option. Serve this on top of steamed rice, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice.

Chinese Beef with Garlic Sauce is also known as Chinese Garlic Beef and is a delicious easy beef stir fry. The tender beef is cooked with green onions, beansprouts, and plenty of garlic, then finished with a thick Chinese sauce.

FAQ

What is beef with garlic sauce made of?

This Asian classic brings Sirloin steak together with earthy mushrooms, sharp ginger and fragrant garlic, amped by a slight kick from red chilies, all served on Reames® Homestyle Noodles with scallions scattered for color and flavor.

What is the difference between brown sauce and garlic sauce?

Chinese Garlic Sauce has a stronger focus on the flavor of garlic, while Chinese Brown Sauce leans more towards a mixture of sweet and savory tones. The base of the brown sauce often consists of soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and cornstarch, with additional aromatics optional, depending on personal preference.

How many calories are in beef with garlic sauce?

China Garden Restaurant Beef With Garlic Sauce (1 serving) contains 11g total carbs, 9g net carbs, 16g fat, 30g protein, and 310 calories.

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