Monday, March 7, 2011

Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Confections of a Foodie Bride posted a recipe for a beef and veggie stir fry. I don't make stir fries very often because they just don't seem to turn out tasty. I do love them though, especially the stiry fries we had in China.
I made this recipe last night and it was delicious, in fact, I had some leftovers for lunch today. As mentioned below this is a super saucy recipe so I doubled the sauce. I also added green peppers and omitted the carrots as I had made a salad with carrots for on the side.

Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

1 lb sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp soy sauce

pinch of red pepper flakes

3 carrots, cut in 1/2 inch slices

1 broccoli crown, florets cut from stem

1/4 small onion, sliced

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated

2 green onions, sliced

1 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp water

Toss beef in a medium bowl with soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Let sit while preparing the vegetables.

Bring a pot of water to boil (you’ll need enough room to add the water, broccoli, and carrots without overflowing). Set a bowl of ice water next to the cook top. Add carrots to the boiling water and cook for 90 seconds. Add broccoli and cook for another 90 seconds. Remove vegetables and immediately place in the bowl of ice water. When cooled, transfer to a colander to drain, and lightly press with paper towels to get out the excess water.

Heat oil in a large skillet/wok (I don’t have a wok but I have a big non-stick skillet that makes stir fry like a rockstar). Place beef and sliced onions (not the green onions) in the pan. Cook for about a minute and then flip over. Stir in the garlic, ginger, white parts from the green onion, the carrots, and the broccoli. Stir in brown sugar, soy sauce, and cornstarch slurry and cook for another minute.

Remove from heat and sprinkle over the green parts from the green onion. Serve over a bowl of brown rice.

This isn’t a super saucy dish – if you want to have extra liquid to spoon over rice, double the soy sauce and water at the end.

Serves 4

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

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