Stir Fried Beef and Lemon Grass Recipe Video

This is an intensely flavored stir-fry that will wake up even the sleepiest palate! The combination of fragrant lemongrass, spicy chili sauce and pungent fish sauce are massive slap in the face. If you’re feeling fragile and weak, feel free to add a teaspoon of sugar to the fish sauce to tame it. Wuss. This is an amazing stir-fry recipe. Try it today.


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage


 Canola oil1 Tablespoon
 Beef shoulder/Beef loin1⁄2 Kilogram, cut into thin strips
 Lemongrass stalk1 Medium
 Yellow onion1⁄2 Medium, sliced thin
 Garlic cloves3 Medium, minced fine
 Chili sauce1 Tablespoon (Sambal Olek - As Required To Taste)
 Fish sauce1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (As Required To Taste)
 Lime1⁄2 Medium, juiced
 Fresh coriander1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Thai basil leaves15 Medium
 Green onions1 Medium, sliced thin diagonally
 Bean sprouts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 816 Calories from Fat 399

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71%

Saturated Fat 14.4 g71.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 198.4 mg

Sodium 3355.9 mg139.8%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.6%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 88 g175.4%

Vitamin A 32.5% Vitamin C 35.1%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 34%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Cut off the bottom third of the stalk (like green onions, the root is in the ground – so what you may think is the top is actually the bottom part that is inside the ground)
2. Discard the top dry ends and save the center of the stalk for lemongrass tea.
3. Smash this 1/3 of the stalk with the side of a knife to open it up a little, peel off the outside layers and save for a future use.
4. Chop the soft insides into a fine mince.
5. You’ll need just a tablespoon for this recipe (you can freeze the rest of it for another recipe).
6. Heat a wok over medium-high; add oil, followed 30 seconds later by onions, garlic and lemon grass.
7. Let stir-fry for 3 minutes.
8. Add beef, chili sauce and fish sauce and stir-fry over medium high heat until beef cooks through (about 5 minutes).
9. Add lime juice, and all the garnishes and fry for 30 seconds.

10. Stir well, and serve hot with jasmine rice!

Editors Review

Try using lemon grass in your daily cooking and you will be amazed to see the results. This Stir Fried Beef and Lemon Grass recipe video explains a bit more about this great ingredient. You will love this recipe and get a lot of information about how to use lemon grass. So try it out.