When talking about a delicious stir-fry, what comes to mind right away is the cute trapezoidal takeout box called oyster pail. Most people just order stir-fried dishes from their favorite Chinese restaurants because they cannot recreate the texture and flavor at home. As food is cooked quickly over high heat, the key to making a perfect stir-fry is to have all your ingredients ready before turning on the stove. It is also essential to cut your meat and vegetables about the same size and shape so they cook evenly. Aside from being delicious, stir-fried dishes are very filling and healthy.
Whether you are craving for a stir-fry or simply need a quick meal, don’t touch that dial. Instead, follow this simple beef stir-fry recipe and you will have a delicious and healthy meal ready in no-time.
This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. Serves 2 to 3.
• 6 tbsp oil
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 tbsp minced ginger
• ¼ tsp red chili flakes
• 1 pound of organic beef, cut into strips
• ¼ tsp salt
• ⅛ tsp ground pepper
• 1 ½ cup of green beans, cut into 2-inch sticks
• ¼ cup of water
• ½ cup of thinly sliced white onion
• 1 tbsp chili paste
• 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
• 1 tbsp sriracha sauce (optional)
Heat oil in a frying pan over low heat.
Add garlic, ginger, and chili flakes.
Let aromatics infuse their flavor to the oil for about 1 minute.
Remove the garlic, ginger, chili flakes, and about half of the oil from the pan. Set aside for later use.
Add the beef, salt, and pepper, then stir-fry for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside.
Pour the reserved oil into the pan, then add green beans and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Pour water and cover the pan with a lid.
Let the vegetables steam for 30 seconds.
Take the lid off and add onions and the reserved aromatics.
Stir-fry for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Add the beef back to pan and pour in the chili paste and teriyaki sauce.
Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Drizzle in sriracha and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
Turn off the heat and immediately transfer the dish to a serving plate or bowl.
Ideas And Tips:
You can use other vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, baby corn, chayote, jicama, carrots, snow peas or asparagus.
You can substitute teriyaki sauce with oyster sauce, soy sauce, black bean sauce or hoisin sauce.
You can also add noodles. Cook them first according to packet instructions. You can either toss the noodles with the vegetables just before turning the heat off or simply put them on a serving plate, then pour the beef stir-fry on top.
Although it is recommended to use a wok, a regular frying pan will work just fine. Just make sure the pan is large enough so the ingredients don’t crowd in the pan. You want enough space so you can easily stir or toss the ingredients in the pan.
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