Stir-fried Bean Sprouts with Beef

Stir-fried beef with bean sprouts 1

Bean sprouts may be common to make salad or any healthy side dishes in summer thanks to their crunchiness, sweetness and freshness. But today, I will show you how we can use bean sprouts to make a savory dish, and a main dish if you want. In Asian cuisine, we love stir-frying vegetables with meat because they match so perfectly, the juiciness of meat will give vegetables more flavors and vice versa, the vegetables will give the whole dish a nice touch of freshness and crunchiness. 

The method is pretty the same for any kind of this match vegetables-meat, so after reading this post, you can freely change the vegetables or meat, depending on your liking, or change their amounts. I hope you will enjoy the post and be successful with this simple dish ^^

Stir-fried beef with bean sprouts 2

Ingredients (serves:4)

300 grams bean sprouts, lightly washed

100-150 grams beef, thinly sliced

2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 red shallots, finely chopped

Salt, pepper

Vegetable oil


1. Heat a pan over high heat, put it 1 tbs of vegetable oil, following by finely chopped garlic. Sautee the garlic for 1-2 minutes, then add the beef, quickly stir in 2-3 minutes, season with salt and pepper then turn off the heat. The beef should be under cooked and still a little bit pink. Transfer the beef to a bowl and set aside.


2. Heat the pan again over medium high heat, put in another 1 tbs of vegetable oil and chopped red shallots, stir well until the red shallots turn lightly brown, add the bean sprouts and a pinch of salt. Constantly stir in 8-10 minutes until the bean sprouts are cooked (if you prefer softer bean sprouts, cook it for 2-3 minutes more, but I want them to be still a little bit crunchy so 8-10 minutes are enough ^^). Pour the juice of stir-fried beef into the pan, continue stirring for 1-2 minutes.


3. Finally, put in the stir-fried beef, constantly stir for a couple minutes until both ingredients are combined and the beef is cooked further. Season more with salt and pepper if needed. Turn off the heat and serve.


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Good luck,

Love, Trang Quynh


  1. dedy oktavianus pardede · January 23, 2013

    i like it very much, lokks very cruchy…..
    i think it would be wanderfull with shrimp paste sambal even more….
    lucky you, i’m not sharing those goodness if i’m eating after you.. hehehe

  2. dedy oktavianus pardede · January 23, 2013

    looks very crunchy for me..
    i like it even more with shrimp paste sambal,
    lucky you, i won’t share those goodness if i’m eating next to you..hehehe

    • trangquynh · January 23, 2013

      thank you for the compliment and also the idea of using shrimp paste sambal, that would be great, I can imagine ^^

  3. Saskia (1=2) · January 23, 2013

    This looks great. Love bean sprouts. I used to fool my young son into thinking they were ‘crunchy noodles’ – excellent way to get more veggies in. He is onto me now though…

    • trangquynh · January 23, 2013

      haha, that sounds lovely, so I hope he will love this Stir-fried Crunchy Noodles with Beef 😉 have a nice day xD

  4. Stephanie · January 24, 2013

    I love bean sprouts! I bet this would be great with chicken too. Have a great day!

    • trangquynh · January 24, 2013

      I’ve never tried this dish with chicken but it sounds like a great idea, thanks 😉

  5. petit4chocolatier · January 26, 2013

    I never thought of bean sprouts and beef. Looks delicious 🙂

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