Ginger Beef Stir Fry

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I was not fully prepared for my 5:15am alarm clock today. It hit me in the face like a pile of bricks and had me immediately sweating since I didn’t know what was going on. Alarm clocks should be illegal. But I have a busy day ahead so that means an early morning start. That also means I’m planning to make this beef stir fry again because it takes under an hour and it’s SO DAMN GOOD!! The ginger in the dish makes for the most delicious flavor and reminds me of the hours I use to spend in a Chinese restaurant as a teenager before I knew how important real food was. I consumed a whole lot of sesame chicken and crab wontons back then. My poor body.

PaleOMG Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Soooooo I’m about to pee my pants just a little. You know why? No, it doesn’t have to do with my impending age that seems to have all women telling me they pee their pants during double unders. It’s not that thankfully. I’m about to pee a little because I’m so freaking excited! This week I begin my tattoo removal process. I’ve wanted to remove a tattoo on my side for years and years now. I got it when I was 20 and well, I’m pretty different than my 20 year old self at this point. And since I’ve been thinking about getting it removed for a solid 6 years, it’s finally time! I went in for a consultation last week and she said I’ve come at the right time because there is an amazing laser now that is less painful and better than ever. So I begin the process on Wednesday and will most likely have to do 6 sessions, each session being every 6 weeks.

PaleOMG Ginger Beef Stir Fry

I told the laser specialist that I was incredibly nervous for the pain and what it’s going to feel like and she said, “You’re not a man, you’ll be fine.” I love her. I just remember 10 years that this tattoo was crazy uncomfortable to get, BUT she said that each laser treatment will take only 20 seconds. It’s super fast. After getting multiple profractional treatments,  I think I’m strong enough to last 20 seconds on my ribcage. Holy balls I’m nervous. Wish me luck! I head in tomorrow to kick off the process. And just a reminder if you’re a young reader out there, before you get a tattoo – think on it…for about 3 years before you do it. If you still want it in 3 years, then wait another 3. If you still want it in 6 years, then go for it! Laser technology will probably be out of this world when you’re older anyways.

PaleOMG Ginger Beef Stir Fry


Ginger Beef Stir Fry

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 1/2 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • green onions, for garnish
  • cilantro, for granish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Place thinly sliced beef in a large bowl, sprinkle with tapioca flour, salt and garlic powder and toss to thinly coat all the beef. Set aside.
  2. Add about 3 tablespoons of sesame oil to a large sauté over medium heat, add bell peppers and cook for about 8 minutes, until slightly browned. Then add garlic and a bit of salt, toss, and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add about 3 more tablespoons of sesame oil to the pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add beef to pan without overcrowding the pan. This will let the beef brown without steaming. Cooking for about 2-3 minutes per side then set aside with the peppers. Repeat until all the beef is cooked through. 
  4. Lastly, add coconut aminos, sriracha, ginger and fish sauce to the pan over medium-high heat, whisk and let come to a low boil, for about 6-8 minutes, until the liquid reduced by about a third and the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Add beef and peppers to the pan with the sauce, mix to combined and let cook for 2 more minutes. 
  5. Top beef stir fry with green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds before serving!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


40 thoughts on “Ginger Beef Stir Fry”

  1. I feel sorry for the people in the world that don’t come to your blog everyday, or read the captions on your IG photos, because DAMN, they are the best. I find myself actually laughing out loud most of the time, so witty!! I too indulged in more crab wontons than I care to admit….but now I can’t wait to make this cleaned up version of an old favorite!!

  2. Well you just know there’s gonna be a bunch of people who are going to be totally curious and will want to see the tattoo now…. (like me, for example) 🙂

    I used to say that I would never get one, then in my 30s, I thought about it… for 10 more years. I finally got one on for my 40th bday. I really love mine, thank gawd. I’m happy for you that you are able to remove yours more easily than it used to be.

  3. Can’t wait to make this recipe! Anything that tastes like healthy Chinese takeout is my favorite!

    Any chance you’d considering doing a story on the tattoo removal process? I love all your skin and beauty posts — I’ve struggled with acne and scarring and your journey is so inspiring.

  4. My parents actually own a medical aesthetics center and they do a ton of tattoo removal (wedding rings are a big one…). It hurts. It hurts like hell. But it is super quick and very effective. You’ll be absolutely fine!

    I am drooling over this dish. So much so I’m running to the store to make tomorrow!

  5. I made this dish last night and it is phenomenal! I am in love with it and will be adding this to my weeknight dinner recipe rotation. It totally hits the spot if you’re craving Chinese food! I served it over steamed broccoli and it was delicious and filling.

  6. 100% going to be dinner in my house once a week! I made this tonight and it came together so quick and was super easy. My husband loved it too. So much flavor with a small amount of ingredients. I served with basmati rice and it hit the spot.

  7. Oh no Juli! Please tell those women that are peeing themselves (even if only a little) during workouts that they should see a pelvic floor specialist! I work with a pelvic floor specialist and she says that peeing a even a little when you are not actually intending to pee is not normal (duh) and is usually a sign of an issue or dysfunction of the pelvic floor. Unfortunately peeing yourself in a workout has been glorified in various fitness trends with people saying that they “worked out so hard, they peed themselves”. That’s not how the human body should work.
    Any readers for whom this applies, please go see a specialist!! You need to fix your pelvic floor!

    1. girl. i get at least 3-4 pee comments per jumping post. i am happy to say that i have NEVER peed myself in any workout so it’s hard for me to relate to what they are going through and give me advice. but i’ll add that pelvic floor specialist comment in next time.

  8. What laser did they use? I did several sessions a few years ago to remove a tattoo and it was literally the worst 20 seconds of pain I’ve ever felt! Not to mention the giant blisters I had for a week after and the rash I got from the bandage adhesive. Super fun. Super sexy. I still need a few more sessions but obviously haven’t rushed back….

    For reals, anyone who wants a tattoo under 30 needs to be zapped with one of these lasers first and then decide if the tattoo is still worth it.

    1. they used a pico-something laser that’s the brand new version. and this gives you absolutely no blisters or sores, just slightly red. and they ask you not to bandage it up. so the technology has definitely changed. its crazy how quickly technology changes.

  9. Made this for dinner tonight. Ridiculously good, my whole family inhaled it! I had to go stealth mode to pack me up a serving for lunch tomorrow ?

  10. This was SO good and easy to make. Even my 20 and 22 year olds ate it right up and asked me to save them leftovers (that’s how good you know it is when they ask doe that!!) This will definitely be making it in my regular rotation. Thank you!

  11. I’ve made a lot of Paleo recipes and have to say this may be the absolute best thing I’ve tasted that came out of my kitchen. Ah-mazing. Beats any Chinese takeout and tastes much cleaner. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Omg I need everyone to make this recipe. It knocked my socks off (figuratively) and I was sick when I had it so I really couldn’t taste very well. I’m expecting it to knock my socks off (literally) when I make it again with full tasting abilities. Ok but seriously this was amazing and I will be making it regularly for the rest of my life. Thank you for your incredible recipes.

  13. Absolutely delicious! We inhaled it. Definitely add the sesame seeds, green onions and cilantro on top at the end. It’s a nice touch. I did throw in a handful of broccoli and I used a sirloin tip steak instead of the flank steak. My husband also jokes that I can’t follow a recipe to save my life. Like many of paleo.omg’s recipes, this is a keeper!

  14. This recipe has become a staple!! I add onions and doctor it up based on the veggies in my fridge, but ultimately, it’s simple, tastes so fresh and flavorful. Thanks, Juli! You’re the best!

  15. I just made this yesterday and it was so good! I had some peppers and steak so I can to your blog to find something delish to make. So glad I found this recipe!

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