When it comes to my favorite dishes, beef stir fry is a must-have.
I love the combination of vegetables and beef, cooked to perfection in a wok.
But what really makes the dish stand out is the sauce.
That’s why I’m excited to share with you my favorite sauces for beef stir fry.
From sweet and spicy to tangy and tart, these 13 tastes will tantalize your tastebuds.
I’m sure that you’ll find one that perfectly suits your palate.
So get ready to add some flavor to your beef stir fry!
Best Sauces for Beef Stir Fry
Sure, you could make a beef stir fry just as it is, but why not take it to the next level and make it truly special?
With the right sauces, you can add zesty flavor, sweet and tangy undertones, and tantalizing textures to your beef stir fry.
Whether you’re a beginner chef or a seasoned expert, these sauces will help you create a unique and delicious dish.
1. Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
This Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your beef stir fry.
The combination of cayenne pepper, garlic, chili paste, soy sauce, and corn flour gives the sauce a slight kick while still keeping it sweet with the addition of sugar.
To make the sauce, mix all ingredients together in a pan over medium-high heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Once done, you can pour it over your stir fry for an amazing burst of flavor!
Pro Tip: Add some lime juice at the end for a zesty finish.
2. Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Sauce
I just had to include this one in my list.
It’s the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and acidic flavors.
The Japanese steakhouse ginger sauce is a great addition to any stir fry – it adds a wonderful depth of flavor that really makes this dish shine!
Plus, it’s super easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients together and voila!
You have an amazing sauce for your stir-fry in minutes.
Pro Tip: If you want to add a little bit more sweetness, try adding some honey or brown sugar to the mixture.
3. Asian-style Lime Infused Spicy Sauce
Anything cooked in a wok is always a winning combination.
This Asian-style lime-infused spicy sauce takes it to the next level – it’s slightly sweet, and packed with flavor from garlic, green onions, chili peppers, and lime juice.
The perfect balance of salty (soy sauce & fish sauce) and sour (vinegar & lime juice) makes this an irresistible combo that will have you coming back for more!
- To make this delicious sauce, simply combine all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until mixed thoroughly.
- Serve over your favorite stir fry to take your meal to the next level!
4. Teriyaki Sauce
Teriyaki sauce needs no introduction, it’s one of the most popular sauces out there and for good reason.
This recipe is perfect for beef stir fry because it has a sweet and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with vegetables and beef.
The key to making this sauce really shine is adding in some extra flavors like rice vinegar, crushed pineapple, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, and green onions.
All these ingredients come together to create a unique flavor that will make your beef stir fry stand out from all the rest.
Pro Tip: To make sure you get all those yummy flavors into your dish, be sure to simmer the sauce for at least 10 minutes before serving!
5. Hoisin Peanut Sauce
Have you ever tried this sauce before? It’s a great addition to any beef stir fry.
It has just the right amount of sweetness from the hoisin sauce, and a nice nutty flavor from the peanut butter.
Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make!
- Just combine garlic, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil and water in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Then pour it over your stir fry and you’re ready to go!
Pro Tip: If you like your sauces on the spicier side, feel free to add some chili flakes or hot sauce.
6. Mango Barbecue Sauce
You can’t go wrong with this mango barbecue sauce.
It adds a sweet and tangy flavor to any stir-fry dish that will take it over the top.
The combination of mango, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and onion powder creates an irresistible blend of flavors that truly brings out the best in your beef stir fry.
Plus, it only takes a few minutes to whip up!
Pro Tip: If you want a little more heat in the sauce, try adding some cayenne pepper or chili flakes.
7. Honey Sriracha Sauce
If there’s one thing I know about honey sriracha sauce, it’s that it is the perfect match for beef stir fry.
The sweetness of the honey balances out the spiciness of sriracha and soy sauce, while the rice vinegar adds a nice zing to the dish.
Plus, garlic gives this sauce an extra flavorful kick.
To make it, simply mince your garlic cloves and then mix all ingredients in a bowl until everything is evenly combined.
This easy-to-make sauce takes your stir fry game up a notch and will become one of your go-to sauces for Asian dishes!
8. Sweet And Sour Sauce
When I was a kid, this sauce was always my favorite.
The combination of sweet and sour is just so delicious, and I love how it brings out the flavors in the beef and vegetables.
- To make this sauce, simply mix all the ingredients together in a pot over medium heat.
- Simmer until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
This sweet and sour sauce is great on stir-fry but can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken or pork as well!
9. Mongolian Sauce
Super simple to make and packed with flavor, this go-to Mongolian sauce is the perfect accompaniment to beef stir fry.
This sauce has a sweet and salty taste that pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of beef and vegetables.
- All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until everything combines.
- Once it’s ready, just pour it over your stir fry right before serving – yum!
Pro Tip: If you want an extra kick of flavor, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil when mixing your sauce.
10. Honey Garlic Sauce
When you combine all these ingredients together, you get a delicious honey garlic sauce that’s perfect for stir fry.
The balance of sweetness from the honey and brown sugar, combined with the salty soy sauce and rice vinegar creates a complex flavor profile.
The garlic adds an extra kick to the dish, while the cornstarch helps to thicken it up.
All that’s left is to pour it over your beef stir-fry and voila!
Pro Tip: For best results, prepare your beef in batches – this way, you can avoid overcrowding your wok and ensure each piece is cooked properly.
11. Kung Pao Sauce
Oh my, this Kung Pao sauce is delicious.
It’s a perfect balance of sweet, salty and umami, making it an ideal accompaniment to your stir fry.
The garlic, tamari and hoisin provide a savory base, while the rice vinegar adds a subtle tartness.
Cornstarch helps thicken the sauce, giving it that classic sticky texture we all know and love.
And finally – don’t forget to add a bit of water for extra dilution if desired!
Pro Tip: Use freshly minced garlic for maximum flavor!
12. Orange Sauce
Orange sauce is usually known for its sweet and tangy flavor, but this recipe adds some heat with the garlic chili sauce.
- It’s an easy sauce to make – all you need to do is mix together all the ingredients in a small pot and bring it to a boil.
- Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer until it thickens.
This orange sauce pairs perfectly with beef stir fry as the sweetness complements the savory flavors of the dish.
Pro Tip: If you don’t have any sesame oil, try substituting it with olive oil or vegetable oil instead.
13. Szechuan Sauce
When nothing else will do, Szechuan sauce is my go-to.
This particular recipe combines garlic powder, fresh ginger and chili garlic sauce to create a punchy flavor that goes so well with beef stir fry.
I love how the combination of red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, soy sauce gives it a depth of flavor too!
And it’s easy to make – just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until combined.
Plus, you can adjust the level of spice by adding more (or less) red pepper flakes.
Pro Tip: For an even richer flavor, add a teaspoon of sesame oil to your sauce!
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13 Sauces for Beef Stir Fry You Must Try
- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Sauce
- Asian-style Lime Infused Spicy Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Hoisin Peanut Sauce
- Mango Barbecue Sauce
- Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Sweet And Sour Sauce
- Mongolian Sauce
- Honey Garlic Sauce
- Kung Pao Sauce
- Orange Sauce
- Szechuan Sauce
- Pick your favorite sauce from this collection.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make the sauce in 10 minutes or less.
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