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Monday, March 5, 2012

Super Easy Beef Stir Fry

Stir fry has been my go-to meal since college. It is easy, uses barely any dishes, and is the perfect mix of vegetables and protein. Probably my favorite thing about it is how it is super filling without making you feel bloated or sick afterwards. For my fellow IBS sufferers out there, you know what I am talking about!

I have used a variety of marinades over the years. My favorite pre-made being Trader Joe's Island Soyaki sauce. But I have also done a good job at replicating the recipe myself, which is what I include below for the recipe.

This time around, I made it with beef strips, but it also tastes just as good with chicken, shrimp or tofu.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Super Easy Beef Stir Fry
Serves 4

**I don't measure when making a marinade. I am a firm believer of starting off with less and tasting as you go.**

For marinade and sauce
Soy Sauce
Minced Garlic
Minced Ginger
Onion Powder
Red Pepper Flakes

For stir fry
1.25 pounds of stir-fry beef (found pre-cut at the grocery store)
2 red peppers
2 green peppers
2 yellow peppers
1 zucchini
1 red onion
head of broccoli
package of white mushrooms

  1. Marinade beef for a half hour
  2. Julienne peppers, zucchini and onion; slice mushrooms; and cut broccoli pieces
  3. Heat up wok/large sautee pan
  4. Cook beef 2 minutes per side on medium high heat
  5. Add vegetables to the wok and mix with beef
  6. Add remainder of sauce stirring every so often making sure vegetables and beef are saturated
  7. Stir fry is ready when beef is cooked and mushrooms are browned
  8. Serve with a side of white rice

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