This Crispy Mango Beef is what stir fry dreams are made of! Crispy marinated beef, stir fried with veggies and mango chunks stewed in the most delicious sweet and spicy sauce. Served over a bed of Jasmine rice. It’s pack with bold umami flavors– sweet, spicy, salty and insanely good!
Weeknights are for quick meals that are equally delicious. And this crispy mango beef stir fry needs to be added to your weeknight rotation. It’s packed with so many great flavors and textures. It’s spicy and sweet and so yummy. If you’re a fan of my Mongolian beef, I have a pretty good feeling you will LOVE this stir fry.
As school starts in just a week, I’m excited to share this recipe that is both easy and delicious. The best part is that you have full control over the spice level, tailoring it to suit your preferences. Whether you’re cooking for a busy weeknight dinner or looking to impress your family with minimal effort, this dish is the answer. It comes together effortlessly, making it a fantastic addition to your weekly meal plans.
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Crispy beef, shallow fried to perfection then stir-fried with a medley of onions, bell peppers, and juicy mango chunks, all stewed in the most delicious sauce. It’s served over rice to soak up all that delicious sauce. It’s sweet, it’s spicy and one of my absolute FAVORITE meals.
This dish is inspired by one of my favorite Thai restaurants in my hometown, Thai Kitchen. They have a mango shrimp and chicken dish on their secret menu, and because I was missing it so much, I wanted to try my hand at it but with beef.
How to make Crispy Mango Beef Bowls
Step 1: The recipe starts by preparing the vegetables. Rough chop peppers and onions. Next, thinly slice beef against the grain. Season with garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, soy sauce, baking soda, minced garlic and cornstarch.
Step 2: In a small bowl, combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. And mix well.
Step 3: In a large skillet, add oil and sesame oil and shallow fry beef over medium high heat on both sides for about 4 minutes. Once the edges begin to get crispy, flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes and remove from the pan.
Step 4: Add in peppers and onions and sautè for about 3 minutes, then add in frozen garlic cubes, frozen or fresh mango. Sautè for about 4-6 minutes, then add back in the beef.
Step 5: Pour in the sauce and stir until everything is covered. Next add in chili garlic sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer, then reduce heat and add in Thai basil and allow the sauce to thicken.
Step 6: Serve over a bed of Jasmine rice. Top with more Thai basil and Sriracha for some extra spice if desired and enjoy the most delicious Crispy Mango Beef Bowl.
Ingredients for this Crispy Mango Beef Stir Fry
- Steak- cut into 1/4″ strips
- Peppers- I used yellow and red, diced.
- Onion- I used sweet onion and green onion in this dish.
- Mango- I used a both fresh and frozen. Feel free to use whichever you prefer.
- Sugar- brown, white or palm sugar. Adds the perfect touch of sweetness.
- Chili Garlic Sauce- for extra kick of flavor. My favorite is from Huy Fong.
- Garlic- minced
- Oyster Sauce
- Fish Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Thai Basil
- Sesame Oil
- Olive oil
Customize your bowl
Here are some tips you can use to make the best crispy mango beef bowls-
- use baking soda to help make the beef tender.
- Cornstarch creates a nice crust on the outside of the beef when fried.
- If you prefer your veggies to have a crisper texture, try slightly undercooking them. As throughout making the dish they will get softer.
- Add chicken broth to make the dish more saucy.
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Crispy Mango Beef Stir Fry
- 1 lb flank steak thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1/2 cup frozen mango or fresh mango
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Handful of Thai basil
- 1/2 cup oil for frying
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar brown, white or palm sugar
- 2 tbsp Chili garlic sauce optional
- 1 frozen ginger cube 1 tsp, fresh
- 2 frozen garlic cubes 1 tsp, fresh
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika optional
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp neutral oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
For the sauce
- In a small bowl, combine oyster sauce, dark and light soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar and chili garlic sauce. Mix until fully combined
For the beef
- Cut sirloin into 1/4 strips. Season with white pepper, garlic powder, light soy sauce and cornstarch. Mix together, the batter will be a sticky texture.
- Heat 1/2 cup of oil to a frying pan or wok over medium-high heat.
- Add the beef to the hot oil. Fry untouched for 3-4 minutes. Once the edges begin to brown, flip and stir the beef vigorously for an additional 2 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon remove the steak from the pan. Repeat for the next batch of beef.
- Once all the beef is cooked, remove oil until you have about 1 tbsp of oil.
- Reduce heat to medium, add in peppers and onions and sautè for about 3 minutes, then add in frozen garlic cubes, and frozen or fresh mango. Sautè for about 4-6 minutes, then add back in the beef.
- Pour in the sauce and stir until everything is coated. Add chicken broth or beef broth to make it more saucy. Add in chili garlic paste and fresh Thai Basil .Allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens, about 4 minutes.
- Serve stir fry over a bed of Jasmine rice. Add more Thai basil if desired. Enjoy!
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