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Beef stir fry is one of my favorite quick-meal dinners to make on busy evenings. With baseball season beginning for us, the quicker the meal, the better. If I know I have everything ready to make a delicious, homemade meal at home, we’re less prone to pull through a drive through out of desperation and this beef stir fry recipe is just perfect!
To make cooking time even quicker, I like to go ahead and prepare ingredients earlier in the day. The preparation is really where most of the time for beef stir fry is spent, so go ahead and slice your beef and onions, measure out your other ingredients, and then sit back and enjoy your afternoon.
Then when you are running back in the door starving after an afternoon at the ball fields, dance practice, or whatever event you have going on, just get your ingredients out, heat up your pan, and get ready to enjoy a delicious, quick dinner at home.
Here’s how I make my beef stir fry with vegetables.
Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables
- 1 pound flank steak
- 2 onions thinly sliced 2 tablespoons
- grapeseed oil or other high heat oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup beef stock or broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 cup snow peas or other vegetables
- salt and pepper
- Serve with: cooked rice
- Slice beef into thin, bite-sized strips. Be sure to slice across the grain.
- Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
- Pour 1 tablespoon oil into large skillet.
- Heat over high heat until skillet begins to smoke lightly.
- Add onions and cook until onions become lightly browned and softened.
- Remove from pan and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
- Pour remaining oil into the skillet.
- Add the beef and cook until lightly browned, stirring often.
- Add in garlic, beef broth and soy sauce. Add back in the onions and the snow peas or other vegetables.
- Cook another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately over cooked rice.
- Use other vegetables in place of snow peas, such as broccoli or asparagus.
- Add 1 teaspoon grated ginger for additional flavor.
- Substitute flank steak with any other tender cut of beef.
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I love stir-fry! I never seem to make it with beef though – good reminder 🙂
Simple meals are always great for busy days. This sounds great!
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