5-Ingredient Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry (15-Minute Recipe!)

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Only 5 ingredients are needed to create this delicious Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry, which you can serve over rice or noodles. When life is busy, this 15-minute beef stir-fry recipe means you’ll have a scrumptious dinner on the table in no time at all!

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Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

This stir-fry dish with beef and pineapple is a popular Chinese dish that is super quick and easy to make and tastes great!

It is Paleo-friendly and Whole 30-friendly and fairly low carb, so if that is part of your way of eating this is a great dish for you to try out.

The photos here show it served without a carb on the side, but you can totally serve the pineapple beef stir-fry over rice or noodles if you want.

I’ve also got a recipe for Cauliflower “Fried Rice” that you might like to try if you want to stick to a lower carb meal.

This stir-fried beef and pineapple recipe would also be great as part of a low carb Chinese New Year feast!

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Yummy Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

You may already have some of the basic ingredients for this recipe – the full list with measurements is found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

For your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

  • Coconut Oil
  • Beef Flank Steak – an inexpensive cut of beef that is best cooked fast at a high temperature and great in stir-fries.
  • Pineapple Chunks you can use fresh pineapple or from a can. If using from a can make sure the fruit is packed in juice and not syrup.

Depending on your dietary requirements you may want to use one of the following in this recipe:

  • Soy Sauce the regular stuff made from fermented soybeans and roasted grains.
  • Tamaria gluten-free soy sauce (but always check the label) if this is a concern for you.
  • Coconut Aminosa soy-free, soy sauce made with coconut tree sap and salt, and popular in Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 communities.

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5-Ingredient Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry

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How Do I Make Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink).

Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry

Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A quick and easy beef stir-fry with pineapple and green onions.


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb (450g) beef flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2½ cups pineapple chunks, fresh or canned in juice
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
  • 3 scallions, (green /spring onions), thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste, optional


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large high-sided skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the beef and pineapple and season with a small pinch of salt and black pepper, if desired.
  3. Stir-fry the beef and pineapple over high heat until the beef is cooked through and the pineapple develops a slight golden color, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos) and stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes, or just until the mixture is warm and bubbly. Taste and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the scallions.
  6. Transfer to individual plates and serve immediately. Enjoy! blank

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1020mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g

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