Simple Stir-Fry

Thursday, November 08, 2012

From our skinny table to yours ...

Tonight we're having a simple stir-fry!  An awesome use what you have on hand recipe.  This recipe calls for beef but can easily be swapped out for chicken, shrimp, pork or even tofu.  We rarely eat red meat but if I top a bowl full of veggies with some steak, it always makes the hubby happy :)  Plus, the beef gives the sauce a really hearty flavor.

You need about one cup of veggies per person.  Feel free to swap out the veggies for those you have on hand ... asparagus, mushrooms, peppers and zucchini would work really well in here too!

Hope you enjoy!


1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 orange juice

Olive oil
1 pound beef (we used New York Strip because it was on sale!)
Pea pods
Red Cabbage
3 scallions
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1/4 brown sugar
1 cup brown rice (cook according the package directions)

Let's get cooking:
1.  Mix together 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup orange juice, garlic & ginger.  Add the thinly sliced beef and let marinade for 30 minutes.
2.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp sesame oil to a pan over medium-high heat.  Add half of the remaining garlic/ginger.
3. Add the steak, cooking about 2-3 minutes until browned.  Then remove land set aside.
4. Toss in the remaining garlic/ginger and a touch more olive oil if needed. 
5. Chop your veggies into like-size bite-size pieces and add them to the hot oil stirring occasionally.  Cook until tender crisp, about 2 minutes.
6.  Add steak back into pan and add in the brown sugar.  Stir to coat the veggies & meat evenly.
7.  Add the soy sauce, orange juice, and hoisin sauce.  Mix to combine and serve over rice!

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