Easy Beef Stir Fry
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Rather than being deep-fried, the ingredients in stir-fries are cooked quickly in a very hot pan. There is just a small amount of oil used, so stir-fries are a healthy option. The vegetables, in my opinion, are really what make the flavours in this stir fry shine, so choose your favourites!
Ready in: 30 mins
500g beef strips
1 cup rice (I use brown basmati)
1/3 cup soy sauce (I use a reduced-sodium soy sauce)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
200g mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup shallots, sliced
1 bunch broccolini florets, sliced
1 x 225g can water chesnuts, drained
Step 1. Cook rice according to packet instructions or in a rice cooker with a pinch of salt and dash of olive oil
Step 2. Heat a splash of sesame oil in a pan over med-high heat. Add beef strips, 1 minced garlic glove, salt and pepper, sauteing for 2-3 minutes until seared. remove from heat and transfer to a plate
Step 3. Without wiping pan clean, add all the veggies and cook for 3-4 minutes until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Add in water chestnuts, sauteeing another 2 minutes.
Step 4. Add beef trips back to pan, along with soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup cornstarch, 2 tbsp fresh ginger and remaining garlic clove, tossing well to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens slightly
Step 5. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Optional step for more tender beef (skip if you're in a rush). Add 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tbsp soy sauce to beef trips. Toss to combine and let marinate for 30 mins in a large bowl
Veggies can be swapped out for whatever you have at home
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