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?
- Keema – Easy peasy curry
- Chilli Loaded Wedges – A no-fuss friends-round feast
- Slow Cooker Bolognese – Convenient Spag Bol
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
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Sticky Beef Mince Stir Fry
- 1 tsp Vegetable 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.
I made this for tea tonight, absolutely gorgeous- sprinkled some sliced spring onions in top with the sesame seeds – this will be a regular for us 🥰🥰
Amy Sole says
Just made it. So nice to have an alternative recipe for beef mince. I will definitely make this again, it’s very nice.
My 8 year old cooked this for us tonight and we had 4 clean plates. I’m loving your meal plans!
So tasty! A big hit with adults and kids – win, win!
Catherine Jones says
Loved it! So easy
Vicky Smith says
Just made this for tea – just brilliant as so quick and easy and tasted so so good! Highly recommended and beats any Chinese takeaway I’ve had for a long time! 5 ⭐️
Perfect. I added a small amount more of honey and soy my taste not your fault. Also used a stir,fry worked well. Thanks guys I’m in the wife’s good books again
One of my new faves! Family love it and so easy too.
So so good! Absolutely loved this, and so easy!
Michelle seddon says
This was a winner for me who was defo stuck in the mud with minced beef!! My sons aged 14 and 20 loved it!! This is so quick to make especially if you use microwave rice
Just finished making this for my very fussy 2yo, never seen him eat dinner so quick! Definitely a new fave for our house:)
Sarah Barnes says
Wow so happy to read this Charlie!
I tried aubergine for the first time. (childhood avoidance!)
This was great. My son and husband loved it served with couscous. Thank you!!
Quite new to taming twins… Started watching across various social media platforms. Wanted to use up some mince, so thought I’d give it a try.
I followed the recipe to the letter, I’m quite a confident cook… It didn’t look much in the pan… But wow! One taste and woweee! My whole family loved it. I will definitely cook this again.
The only difference I used was 2 garlic and ginger cubes that I buy frozen and also added a beef stock pot. I also used frozen green beans which were a bit cheaper. But a winner and so easy.
I’m attempting chorizo gnocchi tomorrow!
Whole family enjoyed it, quick and easy to make. This the second recipe I’ve used from your website this week. I’m loving the meal plans, and the fact that the ingredients are easy to find. I’ve recommended your website to all the mums in the office! Thank you for giving me some new ideas on what to cook! No longer having to ask everyone ‘what you having for tea?’
This was soo tasty, simple and quick to make! I used ginger garlic paste from a jar and used a total of 4 teaspoons, I also added two small dried bird’s-eye chillies for a little kick!
I came across this website last week for the first time and already had this delicious dish for 3 meals! Love that it’s so quick and easy for a weekday. Time to explore your other midweek recipes. Thank you.
Made this twice in 2 weeks, the first time I somehow didn’t see the water on the recipe and it was just perfect! Added the water on the next one and it was just as tasty, but not as dark and glossy- think I’ll stick to making it without the water :-D. It’s become a firm favourite already and my son has already asked when we are having it next!
My favourite go to mid week meal, so quick and easy and loved by the whole family.
Oh my golly gosh this meal tasted fantastic I made this last night and it made my mouth water on how delicious this dish was. So smooth and morish. I’ve pre ordered your first ever cook book 🙂
Really easy, and very tasty. Love this site so much
Went down so well with my 7 year old twins. They have been super fussy recently, so I was so relieved when they gobbled it up!
I grated 2x garlic cloves and a thumb size chunk of ginger into the sauce and it worked well. Thanks Sarah! Xxx
Just WOW! I followed the recipe but used half noodle broth and half water. The best and quickest hearty Asian dish I have found by far! Will use the leftovers tomorrow to make chilli beef noodles.