Sticky Honey Garlic Beef – One Pan

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 9 reviews

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef made in one pan in just 20 minutes, is full of flavor, made with sweet honey, freshly grated ginger and just a dash of spiciness.

We love easy homemade and restaurant-quality dishes like our famous Instant Pot Orange ChickenInstant Pot Mongolian Chicken, and Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli.

Image of sticky honey garlic beef in a bowl.

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef is such an amazing and easy dish that you can pull together in just 20 minutes. The sauce is so good, sticky and sweet that you will lick your fingers clean. You can add more red pepper flakes for a spicier kick. The fresh ginger adds such refreshing flavor that combines so well with the sweetness from the honey.

The beef is browned to perfection, and after that its simmered in the sauce until it thickens. Serve this delicious homemade dish over rice or noodles with some veggies on the side.

Why You’ll Enjoy This Sticky Honey Garlic Beef:

  • It is easy to make and it takes only around 20 minutes!
  • Restaurant quality dish made easily at home.
  • Also, only one pot to clean, so minimum dishes for you.
  • The dish is packed with amazing flavors and lean protein.
  • In addition, it is perfect for busy weeknights and also for entertaining guests.
  • You will have delicious leftovers that can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Photo of sticky honey garlic beef.

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef Recipe Tips:

  • I like to use flank steak for this recipe, cut it into strips across the grain. Make sure you use high quality and fresh meat.
  • Use freshly grated ginger, it will add amazing flavor to the meal.
  • Also, make sure the oil is hot prior to frying. The best way to test if the oil is hot, add a small piece of beef into it. It should sizzle right away. This way you know it’s ready to fry.
  • You can use more or less garlic in this recipe, based on your preference.
  • Red pepper flakes – you can use more if you would like the meal to be spicier.
  • If you don’t have sesame oil on hand, use canola or vegetable oil.
  • Similarly, if you don’t have hot Chinese mustard on hand, you can skip it.
  • Worcestershire sauce will enhance the beef flavor, I recommend using it.
  • The Sticky Orange Beef is best served over rice with veggies on the side.

Photo of sticky honey garlic beef garnished with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

What is best to serve with Sticky Honey Garlic Beef?

What wines pair well with this dish?

  • A nice, fruity red wine such as Zinfandel or Syrah will pair nicely with the flavors in this beef dish.
  • If you’re looking for a white option, Riesling or Pinot Grigio are always great matches for bold, somewhat spicy dishes.

How to Store it?

  • Fridge: If you have leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container, and properly seal. Then, store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Best to reheat prior to serving. 
  • Freezer: Before freezing it, ensure the dish is completely cool. Then, transfer to a freezer-proof dish, and freeze for up to 3 months. 
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5 from 9 reviews

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 265 Carbohydrates: 19 Protein: 26 Fat: 9 Saturated Fat: 2 Cholesterol: 68 Sodium: 929 Potassium: 462 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 18 Vitamin A: 35 Vitamin C: 0.8 Calcium: 31 Iron: 2.4
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Love those sticky Asian flavors!!!



Asian flavors are always a hit in our house!



How can you not want to lick your fingers after every bite?!? Yum!!


Nadalie Bardo

Wow, I cannot stop staring at these pictures. I just ate a large bowl of rice and dhal and here I am wishing I had this instead. There is nothing like freshly grated ginger, I swear I can’t live without it.



We are snowed in and I have everything for this recipe except for the hot Chinese mustard! Do you think there is a substitute I could use? Anyway, this looks simply amazing. My kids would adore it and I like that I can use really high-quality ingredients I have at home (even organic) and not wonder if we're consuming MSG or something with a lot of preservatives. Thanks so much for sharing this, pinning it now!


you can just add some hot sauce, or skip it.


Katerina @ diethood .com

My family would love this!! Looks SO delicious!!



Perfect for dinner- love the combination of honey and garlic!


Monica Y

Recipe for the future potluck at work found. Looks amazing and simple. I always love good recipes that are easy to prepare because as a working mom I need things that are one pot and easy. Thanks so much for sharing



Yum! We are back at the busiest time of year with kids' activities. That doesn't leave us a lot of time to prep dinner, but knowing it's so easy to pull this together will keep us out of the drive thru.


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

I have to put this on my menu!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This needs to happen at my house very soon!! Such a great dinner idea!


Aileen Adalid

Oh my goodness, that looks so good! I've been missing some beef dishes lately and I might just try my hands on this this weekend. :D Thanks for the share!


amanda @ fake ginger

That sauce looks so sticky and delicious! And I can't believe it's so quick to make!


Sue Reddel

Just looking at the photos makes me want to try this recipe. It looks so mouth-watering and delicious. Reading the recipe it absolutely looks like something I could do! We'll be trying this one and soon!


Shaon Adnan

The total time did not include the time it takes to come to pressure when you add the corned beef and when you add the vegetables. This added an extra half hour. However it was a great recipe. My family enjoyed it. Will definitely do it again!



Can you slow cook this? I guess I'll find out...


yes, you can!



If I was to slow cook in just chuck it all in for how long on what heat? It looks spectacular and my chap will love coming home to this after a hard day at work. Thanks.


Desma Cooley-Thomas

Do you drain the meat?


no, not in this recipe as it becomes very crispy.



Fast , easy and tastes great. Added sauteed onions and peppers and used low sodium soy. Served over jasmine rice with steamed broccoli side. Sorry Chinatown this is my new favorite beef and broccoli.


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