Tender Beef Strips Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

If using for fajitas or stir-fries, see the post above for instruction adjustments. These beef strips are delicious for dishes like beef stroganoff.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 lb. beef strips
  • 12 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 cups beef broth (optional for gravy)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, and black pepper. You can also add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, if you’d like.
  2. Add the beef strips and toss to coat. Transfer beef to a plate, shaking off excess flour. Discard the excess flour.
  3. Then heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon or two of vegetable oil or other cooking oil with a high smoking point. When the oil is really hot, add your beef strips in a single layer. Now don’t touch those beef strips for at least 2-3 minutes. You want them to get a good sear on the first side.
  4. Once that first side is seared well, flip the strips over. Now cook, stirring often, until they reach your desired done-ness. They cook quickly, so another 1-2 minutes is all that is needed.
  5. At this point you can also turn this into a quick beef and gravy dish by slowly adding 2 cups of beef broth while stirring constantly then simmering until slightly thickened.

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