Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


10 Minute BBQ Beef Stir Fry

Faster than take-out, and better to boot!


There’s absolutely nothing to say about this BBQ Beef Stir Fry except it’s fast, easy, working mom approved, and can easily be adapted to your kids’ tastes by using their favourite sweet or kicked up BBQ sauce.

Simply toss your veggies in a sauté pan.

Cover and let steam.

Add your beef.

Add your BBQ sauce.

Serve over rice and enjoy!


1 medium head of broccoli, florets only
1 red pepper, sliced
½ onion, sliced into large pieces because my kids pick them out
¼ cup water
1 lb beef, sliced (I often buy the pre-sliced stir fry beef but you can also use ribeye or flank steak, sliced)
½ cup BBQ sauce (any kind your family likes)
4-6 servings of rice, cooked according to package directions

Note: If you don’t feel like chopping veggies, just dump in a bag of your favourite frozen stir-fry blend vegetables, add the water, cover and steam until de-frosted.


Cook your rice according to package directions (sometimes I forget this part when we’re super busy with homework and getting ready for dance/cheer/Taekwondo/baseball/etc… so that’s why I’m putting it up top).

Place vegetables and water into your sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cover and steam veggies approximately 5-6 minutes, checking occasionally to toss and check for doneness.

Remove lid, add beef and sauté for approximately 3 minutes.

Add BBQ sauce, stir to coat until beef has cooked to desired doneness (my kids prefer their beef cooked to medium so I’m always careful not to overcook the beef).

Serve over rice and enjoy!

PS: Looking for a few of my kids’ other super-fast dinners? Try my Meat Lovers Pizza Skillet Pasta, my Easy Cheesy Weeknight Perogies, my One-Pan Chicken and Feta Bake or my Chicken Parmesan Casserole.

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