Steak Stir Fry

Looking for a hearty meal to serve for dinner tonight? Look no further than this Steak Stir Fry, complete with potatoes, mushrooms and onions. The perfect way to use up those extra steaks in the freezer!

Steak stir fried with potatoes, mushrooms and onions


This Steak Stir Fry recipe is filled with lots of flavor and veggies. A beef stir fry makes a great meal for a busy weeknight!

This isn’t your typical stir fry recipe. This steak stir fry recipe doesn’t even have an Asian flare to it. It might as well be called a steak and potato skillet because it is about as American as it comes. Kind of like Polska Kielbasa Stir Fry not being exactly Polish.

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Most stir fry’s are made with some combination of brown sugar, soy sauce and rice vinegar for flavoring. However I chose to use my Steakhouse Steak Rub, garlic and butter to flavor this one.

CLose up of steak stir fry in a skillet

But it is made with beef and it is stir fried in a skillet, so that seemed to be the most appropriate name. Steak stir fry is basically all of the elements you love about a steak dinner loaded into one low carb easy recipe. 

It is something I make when I don’t have enough beef to make a whole beefy dinner for the family. Instead I chop it up into the steak bites and mix it with potatoes, onion, mushrooms and in this case, red bell pepper. 

The first time I made it, my family loved it. So it is now in our regular rotation!

Overhead of steak stir fry in a white serving bowl

It works best with cuts of beef that don’t require a lot of tenderization or marinating since there is no time for either. I do suggest cutting the raw beef against the grain. Shorter fibers equal easier to chew! 

You can certainly use already cooked steak for this recipe if you’d like to. (It makes this recipe even quicker to make!) However, when making leftover steak recipes, just remember that the steak continues to cook as you heat it. Just keep a close eye on it so as not to over cook.

Close up of steak stir fry in a spoon

This steak stir fry was made with a flank steak leftover from my Green Curry Steak Salad. I only made one for myself, so I figured I’d use the rest to make dinner the following night. 

The longest part of making this meal is the potatoes. If you like crispy potatoes, pan fry them according to the directions.

But if you are short on time and crisp tender potatoes aren’t your number one priority, then you can pre-cook them in the microwave before adding them to the large skillet. See notes in the recipe card. 

close up of steak stir fry

Questions you might have about how to make Steak Stir Fry: 

Can I use a different seasoning? Sure! You can use whatever beef seasoning you’d like. I like my homemade steakhouse seasoning because it is flavorful, I generally already have a small batch made in the pantry and I can control the salt and pepper levels. 

Can I use chicken? Sure! You can also try our chicken stir fry recipe.

Can I use steak sauce instead of steak seasoning? Yes, you can omit the steak seasoning and instead up about 1/4 cup of your favorite steak sauce. Or serve steak sauce on the side. You can check out my Peter Luger’s Steak Sauce HERE

What do I serve Steak Stir Fry with? You can eat it as-is or serve it over my Buttered Seasoned Noodles or a bed of rice. I know this seems like carb on carb (because of the potatoes), but there really aren’t that many potatoes in the recipe. If you’d like a little green, you could add broccoli or even green onion to the skillet too.

Do I have to use a red bell pepper? Nope! You can use any color of bell pepper you’d like or just omit it. I happen to have a red one leftover from salad so it found its way into the skillet. 

Steak stir fry for Pinterest

If you liked this beef stir fry, check out these other great steak recipes:

Tools you might need for making steak stir fry:

Heavy Bottom Frying Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range. 

Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

Steak stir fry with a wooden spoon
steak stir fry in a skillet

Steak Stir Fry

4.50 from 10 votes
This Steak Stir Fry recipe is filled with lots of flavor and veggies. A beef stir fry makes a great meal for a busy weeknight!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cubed steak and Steakhouse Rub, turning until all sides are browned (beef will not be fully cooked), about 3-4 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Do not rinse out the skillet.
  • Add the potatoes and cook for 11-15 minutes, or until they are soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Add the mushrooms, red bell peppers, onions and garlic. Continue to cook until starting to soften and mushrooms reduce by half, approximately 3-4 minutes. If the skillet is dry, add another 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.
  • Stir in the butter, Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar and Dijon mustard, tossing until the sauce is smooth. Return the steak to the skillet and toss to coat, cooking another 1-2 minutes before serving.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.


Calories: 378 kcal, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 83 mg, Sodium: 126 mg, Potassium: 1408 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 667 IU, Vitamin C: 59 mg, Calcium: 62 mg, Iron: 4 mg
Calories: 378
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak stiry fry
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. I went looking for a nice pepper cream sauce for steak and have been perusing your site, your recipes look delicious, I’ll definite be trying a few of them very soon!

  2. 5 stars
    Love the flavors used in this dish, not your traditional stir fry seasoning and flavors. Can’t wait to give it a try!