Beef Stir Fry

August 24 , 2011 by: Marga Munson Main Dish, Vegetables

This is a kickass recipe. It’s spicy, super-healthy and delicious. Hadn’t done a stir-fry in what seems like forever, so it was time. And it turned out great. Hope you all try it and love it as much as I do!!

Beef Stir Fry
Serves 2

1/2lb. lean beef strips (round steak or something similar)
1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
2 small broccoli heads, chopped
2 stalks celery, thinly chopped
1/2 frozen bell peppers
1/2 cup frozen green beans (or snow peas, whatever you have!)
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated ginger
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper

Place the beef strips in a ziploc with half the soy sauce and half the garlic, ginger, and cayenne. Allow to marinate for an hour or so. This really helps the flavors come alive in the stir fry.
Get all your veggies cut up and set them aside.

All of these, plus a bunch more only cost me $1.77.

Heat up a wok that has been sprayed with Pam until it’s super-hot and then drop the beef strips in and sear quickly. Like a minute on each side, max. Remove the beef from the wok and set aside.

The beef, post-sear

Once the beef is done, take the frozen veggies and allow them to steam for a couple minutes.

Once frozen, now hot and tasty!

And after the frozen veggies are up to temp, toss in the rest of the veggies, along with the remaining soy sauce and spices. Mix well, then add a couple tablespoons of water and throw a lid on the wok for 3-4 minutes so the veggies steam. Be careful not to overdo it. Mushy veggies are no one’s friend.

After steaming, the broccoli should be a vibrant green color.

When you take the lid off the wok, the veggies should be slightly tender but have bite to them still. Nab a  piece of broccoli and test it. You want it to still have nice crisp bite. Also, this allows you to taste for seasoning. With the soy sauce, you shouldn’t need to add any salt, but if the garlic-level isn’t too your liking, go ahead and add more. Then toss the beef back in the wok, and mix everything together. Turn the heat off on the stove and place the lid back on the wok.

You jealous bro?? 

It’ll only take a minute for the meat to heat through. Most of the time I would serve this kind of dinner with some rice, but in keeping with the health-kick, I just had some raw veggies instead.

Yea, you jealous.

God said let there be stir fry. 

And there was.
And it was good.
Actually. It was pretty freaking great. Light, but filling. Absolutely nom-tastic.
And now it’s Wednesday evening. Time to work out and make dinner! Have a good night everyone!


  • Oohhhhhh my god. Nomnomnomnom… *drool*

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