These stir-fry recipes bring restaraunt-style flavor with a Southern spin to the table in a flash.
No wok? No problem. Any blazing hot skillet will work for a stir-fry. If you’re looking for the ultimate one-dish weeknight meal that packs a serious flavor punch, you’ve met your match with these stir-fry recipes. Before you start making a stir-fry recipe, be sure all of your ingredients are gathered and prepped. Stir-fries come together quickly, but that means you'll need to stay on your toes. We love how easy stir-fry recipes are to customize. Start with a protein as the base, then throw in your family's favorites veggies for a riff on one of our so-easy recipes. Serve your stir-fry with a side of rice for a complete meal.
Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry
Fresh veggies add prep time but allow you to customize this stir-fry with summer favorites. Add any veggie you like for a meal that is sure to please the whole family. The best part? This one-dish wonder will be ready in just 10 minutes.
Recipe: Beef-and-Watermelon Stir-Fry
The sweet heat of this beef dish is surprisingly refreshing. Slice the watermelon into sticks about the same size as the sugar snap peas so you get a sweet crunch in every bite. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for extra flavor.
Smoky Pork Stir-Fry
Recipe: Smoky Pork Stir-Fry
This zesty stir-fry offers restaurant-style flavor for a fraction of the calories. Smoked paprika and dark sesame oil add depth to this stir-fry. Serve over precooked brown rice or soba noodles.
Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe: Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry
Cut costs at the supermarket by rethinking how you buy meats. Here, we use a less expensive cut of beef and stretch it by adding colorful fresh veggies to the entrée. Thinly slice the meat and stir-fry it quickly to keep it tender.
Shrimp-and-Black Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Black Bean Stir-Fry
This tropical pairing of sweet and savory will wake up tired taste buds at the dinner table. If you're not a fan of mango, swap in fresh, juicy pineapple. Garnish with cilantro leaves for a finishing pop of flavor and color.
Pork-and-Green Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe: Pork-and-Green Bean Stir-Fry
The key to this dish is developing a nice char on the green beans. To do so, heat the oil in your skillet until it almost smokes before adding the beans. Let them sear, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds, and they'll take on color. Feel free to sub thinly sliced strips of red bell pepper instead of hot chiles.
Beef-and-Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry
A ripping-hot skillet works as well as a wok to sear food fast. Just be sure to use one that can take the heat, preferably cast-iron or a large, heavy-bottomed stainless. Feel free to substitute any cruciferous vegetable cut into even pieces in place of Brussels sprouts, from broccoli and cauliflower to cabbage and bok choy.
"PB and J" Steak Stir-fry with Rice
Recipe: "PB&J" Steak Stir-fry with Rice
Pepper jelly and peanut butter blend to form the base sauce of this kid-inspired stir-fry. Cook a pot of rice as you're fixing this recipe so that it's ready to go when your stir-fry is done. You'll want to serve this family-friendly dish right away.
Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry
Recipe: Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry
This colorful chicken and vegetable stir fry is a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds with its colorful array of yellow squash, red bell pepper, broccolini, and green onions.