Asian food recipes Beef

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef – One Pan

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Sticky Honey Garlic Beef

  • Prep Time10 MIN
  • Cook Time10 MIN
  • Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon hot Chinese mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Green onions sliced
  • Sesame seeds


  • Slice the flank steak into 2 inch chunks or into longer, thinner strips across the grain.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together: soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, grated ginger, hot Chinese mustard, red pepper flakes, minced garlic and honey. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Add sesame oil to a medium cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil starts to simmer, add the sliced flank steak in one layer. Let it brown nicely for 1-2 minutes without turning it, after that, using tongs to turn beef on the other side to brown for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium and add the sauce to the pan. Stir to combine and let the sauce simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes until it reduces in about half and it creates a sticky glaze.
  • Serve the beef over rice. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Already made this?
Share your feedback




I used filet minon and added sliced onion and shallots to the frying pan with steak, then added the honey garlic sauce, then added to day old rice, with fresh broccoli, carrots, frozen peas, then added the scrambled egg. It was truly flavorful and beef was so tender. Will definitely make it again.

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

so happy that you liked the recipe! than you for the feedback!



A bit salty but enjoyed all the same



Loved it, next time less soy, definitely too salty. I'd post a pic but don't know how to. My youngest loved it too, which is unusual!

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

Thank you!



This sauce is amazing! I used hot English mustard as a substitute and complimented the meat with a side of brown rice and stir fried veggies (bok choy, brocolini, carrots and capsicum). So moorish!!

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.