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korean beef on top of rice

Better Than Take-Out Crispy Sesame Beef

Prepare yourselves for the best homemade Crispy Sesame Beef that tastes BETTER than take-out! Yes, it's possible and not all that hard to do either! Try it out tonight and see for yourself!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword sesame beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 4571kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak
  • 4-5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 gallon canola oil I know its a lot you guys....just accept it ya'lls
  • salt to taste

for the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet chili sauce
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Cut sirloin steak across the grain into 1/4 inch-thick pieces and place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cornstarch. Stir to coat each piece in corn starch and set aside.
  • In a large, deep pot, pour in oil and bring up to 350-375 degrees. {You want about 4-6 inches of oil in your pot.}
  • The meat will absorb the cornstarch slightly, so sprinkle in 1-2 more tablespoons to coat everything again. Stir to ensure all the pieces of meat are separated from each other and evenly coated. This means extra crunchy beef!
  • Once the oil has come up to temp, drop in about 1/3 of the meat and stir with a spider skimmer/strainer thingy-ma-jig or slotted spoon.
  • Cook the meat until browned and crispy. Drain onto paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Continue cooking the meat in batches until its all cooked.
  • In a large skillet, heat all ingredients for sauce until warmed. Add in crispy beef and stir to coat and heat thoroughly.
  • Serve over rice with sesame seeds and parsley, if desired.


Calories: 4571kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 469g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 2060mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg