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May 17, 2016

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Beef Stir Fry Night!


In an effort to eat healthier and leaner, I’m opting for a quick stir-fry night.  I’m going with a very lean beef sirloin here, but you can easily substitute chicken, fish or shrimp.  And my veggies of choice are broccoli, carrots and red bell pepper, but feel free to go crazy and use anything you prefer: snow peas, asparagus, squash, mushrooms whatever sounds good to you.  Add some rice and you have a fabulous and comforting weeknight dinner!


Beef Stir Fry

Steamed Rice


2 TBSP vegetable oil

1 pound beef sirloin or london broil, cut into 2-inch strips

1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne

2 carrots, thinly sliced

2 green onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 TBSP Lite soy sauce

2 TBSP fish sauce

1 tsp ground ginger

2 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted (optional)


Heat vegetable oil in a large wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef until browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

Move beef to the side of the pan, and add broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, green onion, and garlic to the center of the wok.


Cook and stir vegetables for 2 minutes.

Stir beef into vegetables and season with soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame seeds (if using). Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 2 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as you prefer.  Serve with steamed rice.





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