Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Famous Colorful Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry
Beef Stir Fry
Beef stir fries are very tasty and delicious dishes that can be crafted into a super enticing dish filled with several colors. The aromatic fragrance of beef when fried mixed with lots of vegetables is already a complete meal when paired with hot steaming rice. Asians use beef stir fries as their main entree in every meal and does not even go with any side dishes at all except for perhaps a soap of the day. In this article, we will share a recipe for beef that is very popular in the northern parts of Canada. It is very delicious and is filled with vegetables which gives its nutritional value a rate of excellence.  But it can be versatile by changing some of the vegetables and include the vegetables of your choice. 

THE FAMOUS COLORFUL BEEF STIR-FRY:  The trio of sweet bell peppers in red, yellow and green was the inspiration naming this quick-cooking stir-fry.  However you can substitute the strip loin grilling steaks for the top sirloin if you wish then there is no need to cut them in half to start with.

  • Two tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce, please choose the low-sodium type
  • Two cloves of minced garlic
  • One pound (500 grams) top sirloin grilling steak, trimmed to about ¾ inch (2 cm) thick pieces
  • One half cup (125 ml) beef or chicken broth, please use the sodium reduced type
  • Two tablespoon (30 ml) lemon juice
  • Two tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • Two tablespoon brown sugar
  • One tablespoon (15 ml) cornstarch
  • One tablespoon vegetable oil
  • One red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • One yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • One green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • Two cups (500 ml) broccoli florets
  • One tablespoon minced ginger
  • Three cloves of garlic, please slice them
  • One fourth cup slivered almonds, for garnishing but optional

  • Please combine the soy sauce and the minced garlic in medium size mixing bowl.  Then cut your steak in half lengthwise and then cut them crosswise into thin strips and toss them with your marinade to coat.  Let the beef stand for five to ten minutes.  But if you have the luxury of time, best if you can marinate them for at least four hours.
  • To prepare the sauce, combine broth, the lemon juice, hoisin, brown sugar and cornstarch in small size mixing bowl.  Stir until smooth and the cornstarch is fully dissolved.  Reserve for frying.
  • Remove the beef from marinade and pat strips dry with paper towel but reserve the marinade.
  • Stir-Fry: Begin to fry by heating half of the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat on your American stove until sizzling.  Then scatter half of the beef strips into pan and cook for one to two minutes until browned but still pink inside.  Then return the beef to the bowl with the marinade and set aside.  Repeat with remaining half of the beef strips.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the pan over high heat again.  Then add the peppers and broccoli and stir fry for two minutes. 
  • Add a splash of water and cover the pan to cook until tender-crisp for about two minutes.
  • Push veggies to the sides of the pan to clear the center and add the ginger and garlic and cook until just fragrant for about fifteen to twenty seconds. 
  • Then finally add the sauce with the beef and its reserved marinade and carefully toss together and heat through until bubbling while the sauce thickens. 
  • Serve topped with the almonds (if desired), and great if paired with hot steaming rice. 
  • This beef stir fry recipe will be your main entree for dinner.

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1 comment:

  1. Yum.

    And for the vegetarian: