20-Minute Ground Beef & Green Bean Stir-fry Recipe Has Just 5 Ingredients | Beef

20-Minute Ground Beef & Green Bean Stir-fry Recipe Has Just 5 Ingredients

Stir-fry recipes are always a go-to on busy weeknights and for casual weekend dinners. They’re quick to make, most have just a few ingredients and they are just good. This beef and green bean recipe uses ground beef and green beans, both which are budget-friendly ingredients. (You could substitute ground chicken or ground turkey.)

Serve this easy ground beef recipe with rice for a complete meal. If you feel inspired, make some crispy egg rolls or crab rangoons to go with it.

Cuisine: American / Asian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed (leave whole or cut into smaller pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Here’s how to make it: 

  1. Cook the ground beef in a skillet until browned and cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain fat. 
  2. Add the green beans and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until they are crisp-tender. 
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Pour into the pan. Cook about 3 more minutes. Add crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve over rice. 

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