One of the great things about Asian food is that there are hundreds of quick sit-fry dishes.

As long as you have the following few ingredients handy – garlic, shallots/onions, scallions, and ginger etc.- you are pretty much guaranteed to deliver a satisfying meal.

Today’s recipe is one of the few that I serve regularly in my household.

There are two ways to prepare it:

1. Pre-slice the steak (cut thinly across the grain) and marinate overnight & a quick stir-fry with the rest of the ingredients (pineapple & bell peppers) when you are ready to eat.  OR
2. Have the entire dish ready and stored in an airtight container. Re-heat in a microwave and scoop as much as you want throughout the week.

There are pros and cons to each method so it totally depends on your preferences.

I opted for method 2 this time because my time is usually very limited during the work week and cooking is the last thing I want to think of at the end of a day.

If you also opt for method 2, the trick is to saute the bell pepper and pineapple chunks for only a few seconds so when you reheat in a microwave, the veggies won’t turn mushy.

Flank steak is low-cost and delicious. As long as you follow the steps below, I guarantee this dish will become one of your favorites !



Simple Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry





Simple Pinapple Beef Stir-Fry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Author: ChihYu
  • 1 lb flank steak thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 large size shallots diced
  • 1 large size green bell pepper deseeded and cubed
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks I use a canned version with no added sugar or syrup
Beef marinade:
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tbsp Redboat fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Other seasonings:
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • optional 2 tsp arrowroot or sweet potato flour/starch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  1. Combine the beef slices with ingredients under “beef marinade”. Mix and until the beef is well coated. Set aside for 15 minutes (or overnight) to marinate.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a skillet or saute pan over high heat until very hot. Stir-fry the marinated beef until it changes color, about 1 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat another tbsp of oil in a skillet or saute pan over high heat, stir-fry the shallots and bell pepper for about 1 minute then add pineapple chunks for 1 more minute, seasoning with 1 tbsp of coconut aminos.
  4. Return the beef to the pan and mix well.
  5. (optional) Pour in the arrowroot starch mixture and stir-fry until the sauce is thickened.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate & Enjoy with mashed potatoes, yams, or mashed cauliflower.



Make these for dinner !

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