Chinese Beef with Mushrooms Recipe

Beef with mushrooms is already a delicious combination to begin with but when you add Chinese flavors into the mix, it becomes even better. The best part about this recipe is that no deep fryer is needed; everything can be done in a fry pan or wok. It is also very easy to prepare for those of you who are just beginning to cook Chinese cuisine. The marinade which combines flavors such as soy sauce and oyster sauce is also used as the sauce for this recipe. If you want to add additional vegetables into the stir fry such as onion and broccoli, that would be great as well. As always, this recipe goes great served over white rice. Enjoy.

Chinese Beef with Mushrooms

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes

1 ½ lbs flank steak (sliced into thin strips)
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup fresh mushrooms (sliced)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large bowl combine garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, water, and cornstarch. Mix well. Add flank steak and marinade for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Heat a wok or fry pan to medium high heat. Add oil. Remove steak slices from the marinade with a slotted spoon (reserving the marinade) and place into the pan and stir fry until the steak is fully cooked (about 5 minutes). Remove from the pan and set aside.

Step 3: Add a little more oil to the wok if necessary and add mushroom slices. Stir fry mushrooms for 3 minutes. Add the marinade liquid to the wok, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds. Return steak to the pan and simmer until heated through.
Yield: (4 Servings)


32 Responses to “Chinese Beef with Mushrooms Recipe”

  1. Mushrooms Canada — June 24, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    Such an easy, classic, beef & mushroom dish! I would definitely throw some onion into that mix!
    – Brittany

  2. Astrid — June 26, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    what can i substitute flank steak with? silverside? i just cant find flank steak in the supermarket.

  3. Jennie M. — July 1, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Thanks for this great recipe!!! It was easy and so tasty…with no crazy artificial ingredients. My husband loved it even though he hates mushrooms, I just made sure there weren’t any on his dish. I love them so I’m happy to eat the mushrooms he doesn’t want!

    Oh, and astrid…I’m surprised you can’t find flank steak. That said, I actually used up some very thinly sliced round steak that I had in my freezer so I bet you could use any thinly sliced beef…or even pork or chicken. Also, some stores use the terms “flank,” “skirt,” and “hanger” steak interchangeably. Although they aren’t truely identical cuts of meat, they cook similarly so look for those cuts as well…they should work great.

  4. Donna — July 6, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    I just finished making this recipe, and eating it. I didn’t use flank steak, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was… geesh!
    I added onions to it, as well…
    It was easy to make, and extremely tasty. I have tons of leftovers too.. Thank you for posting this.

  5. David — July 6, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight – such a simple dish and tastes amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Jayne Powney — September 4, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Just cooked this recipe and added onions to the mix. I could tell the underlying taste was there, but it was extremely salty! I will try this again but omit the teaspoon of salt.

  7. Jules — September 10, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    I added fresh ginger, fresh chilli and spring onions…yummy!

  8. jen — December 1, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    thanks for this recipe, i added onions and carrots and it’s yum!

  9. Ly — February 1, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    made this dish but minus the salt. Use 1/2 ingredients since I was using 1/2 of the amt of beef the recipe called for. Added onions, sweet peas and 1/2 red bell pepper. Tasted great!! Thanks for the recipe. The red bell pepper, white onion, and sweet peas gave the dish great colors!

  10. Jane — February 14, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    Thanks for sharing, I love it.

  11. Megan — May 18, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Steak is so spendy so we use a lot of ground beef. Any ideas if if ground beef would be an ok substitute for steak?

  12. Bobby — May 19, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    Megan – I am not sure how that would turn out but if you want to give it a try, please let everyone knows the results. Thanks.

  13. Karen — July 14, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    Amazing recipe (i added an onion in as well) .. made it last for me and the hubby … delicious!

  14. Grace — August 24, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I made this recipe and the whole family loved it! I added spring onion to the marinade and to the top off the dish which made it look delicious Many Thanks x

  15. Paulin — September 8, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    My boyfriend made this recipe for me and I loved it! :))

  16. Cris — January 19, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious and a favorite in my recipe collection. It is so easy to make it will continue to make this for many dinners to come.

  17. adrian — February 24, 2013 @ 2:34 am

    i have my own way of cooking this dish. but this one is great! i will use this recipe and forget mine 🙂

  18. ian — April 7, 2013 @ 1:10 am

    great recipe!!

    vegetarian version:

    1) swap squares of extra firm tofu for the beef (I still let it marinate 30 to 40 minutes).
    2) use two or three tablespoons of hoisin sauce instead of oyster sauce
    3) use 3 tablespoons of soy sauce instead of four

    (I am using the reduced amounts of soy sauce and hoisin because otherwise it’s way too salty. maybe it’s just the brands I have?)

    other than that, follow the recipe as specified. I also added an extra teaspoon of sugar, but I don’t think I like it.

    Also, I like to make this with broccoli steamed in mirin, soy sauce, and water on the side

  19. Ren — April 12, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Thank for this recipe! My husband loves it. I also use the same recipe for beef with broccolli.

  20. David — August 14, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Will this be ok using pork?

  21. mike — September 29, 2013 @ 2:39 am


    forget supermarket get your steak at your loacal butcher they will always have flank steak

  22. toni rose — October 7, 2013 @ 6:36 am

    This recipe was quick and easy! I also added onions and zucchini to this, tasted great.

  23. Giulia — October 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    For the marinade i used honey instead of sugar! So good!! Love this recipe!

  24. Marcia — July 15, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    Joyce Chen recommends using golden brown sugar instead of white in Chinese recipes. Try that.

  25. Jo — August 18, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Great recipe, added onions too, great flavour and so easy!

  26. Brinny — September 20, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

    I am super excited to try this recipe! I’m a big fan of broccoli, so I think I’ll add that to the dish.

    – Brinny

  27. Boblam — February 23, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

    great recipe! just like take out. i added ginger, bok choy, brocoli, carrots and red pepper. i will double the recipe next time to have more leftovers.

  28. Joan — October 23, 2015 @ 4:45 am

    Thanks for recipe ,I’ve just put everything except cornstarch in slow cooker and added green pepper and onions ,will keep u updated .Will add cornstarch after beef cooked – wish me luck

  29. Divorced Dad — July 18, 2017 @ 7:16 am

    I made this recipe for my sons who are home from college for the summer. I added a lot of mushrooms and snow peas. It was an amazing dish, and I am going to expand upon it. Maybe eggplant and peppers.

  30. Divorced Dad — July 18, 2017 @ 7:19 am

    Amazing dish! I made it last night for my sons home from college. It was inhaled. They want me to expand on it. Eggplant, peppers all sort of stuff. I will let you all know how it turns out.

  31. Kay — December 13, 2017 @ 7:01 pm

    Great recipe! I marinated the beef (thin sliced petite sirloin steak) for 3-4 hrs and added brocolli and green onions. My boyfriend declared it my best shot fry ever!

    Thanks for sharing !!!!!!

  32. Alison — February 5, 2018 @ 11:54 am

    Made this tonight with chump steak flattened out in cling film then sliced thin. So easy and all store cupboard ingredients. Will try it with onion next time for the added crunch… very tasty.

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