For a midweek meal that will go down well with the whole family and only takes 15 minutes to rustle up, this Sticky Beef Mince Stir Fry is a gem.
If you’re like me and feel like you’ve exhausted the beef mince recipes in your repertoire, I think you’re going to welcome this one with open arms. If you can make Spag Bol and a Chilli in your sleep, you’ll soon be adding this Sticky Beef Mince Stir Fry to your go-to list too.
With just a few great value ingredients, you have a full meal in 15 minutes. I love beef mince with green beans, but you can use whichever suits your tastes.
Sticky, tangy sauce, ready in double time and affordable? You’ve got to try this.
You’ll love this recipe because:
✅ Ready in 15 minutes with zero fuss
✅ Full of store cupboard ingredients
✅ Sticky delicious sauce
FAQs about this Beef Mince Stir Fry Recipe
How do I make this beef mince recipe?
If you love to make a whole recipe in one pan, this is the dish for you. First you add and brown the mince, followed by the garlic, ginger and veggies. While that’s cooking, you make up the easy sticky sauce with four ingredients plus water, and mix together. Pour that into your mince and allow to bubble, while getting your preferred accompaniment prepared. Voila!
What type of beef mince do I need to use for this?
I like a lean mince as it will cook more quickly as doesn’t need so much time for the fat to render out. I used 5% fat mince but whatever your taste and budget is is fine, it make just take a little longer to cook if the percentage is higher (it will be very tender though).
Could I use a different type of mince?
Turkey or chicken mince would also work really well here.
Can I make this vegetarian?
Yes, you can use a meat free mince alternative cooked according to pack instructions, adding the sauce as usual.
What vegetables can I add to this recipe?
I have used green beans in this recipe but you can add another veggie of your choice. Green vegetables go really well with beef mince, so something like peas or broccoli would be great.
What should I serve it with?
I’d recommend serving this with rice or noodles, but try your favourite out.
Can I use this for leftovers?
Yes! This would taste amazing for lunch the following day or you could easily freeze any leftovers for a meal on another day.
Fancy more Beef Mince recipes?
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
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Sticky Beef Mince Stir Fry
With low cost ingredients, a delicious sticky sauce and a cooking time of 15 minutes, this is an ideal midweek beef mince recipe.
- 1 tsp Oil
- 500 g Beef mince
- 2 tsp Garlic See notes
- 2 tsp Ginger puree See notes
- 200 g Green beans Trimmed and cut in half
For the sauce:
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 3 tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 100 ml Water
- Sesame seeds (optional)
Heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan over a medium high heat and add the mince, brown all over cooking for 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic, ginger and green beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.
While this is cooking, make up the sauce by putting the cornflour in a jug or bowl and gradually mixing in the soy sauce (do this gradually so it doesn't go lumpy). Then add in the other ingredients and stir until smooth.
Turn the heat up to high, pour in sauce and let it bubble for 2-3 minutes and coat everything.
Serve over rice, sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Garlic & Ginger
I used prepared tubes for this to speed things up, but if you prefer to use fresh use 2 cloves of garlic crushed and about 1 inch of ginger finely chopped.