Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beef Stir Fry

I am such a big believer in receiving recipes from friends.  I know that these recipe recommendations are tried, true and trusted.  This recipe was given to me by another mom who swears this is one of her easiest dishes for her growing and hungry 3 boys.  I've made this several times, and it's a keeper.  I LOVE this dish - it's easy, fast and most of all - it's another one that every single child approves of.  Woo hoo!! 

As with just about all stir fry recipes, it's not very filling (if you know my family, we are BIG eaters!).  I used 1 1/2 lbs. of flank steak, and I'm going to have to work on increasing the portions.  Poor hubby - he got home after we all ate, and there was hardly any left for him.  If the 14 year old likes it, no morsel is safe!

Beef Stir Fry
Original recipe by Rhonda
Adapted recipe by Kitchen Groovy

3T peanut oil
1 head broccoli (or you can substitute or add any veggie you want!)
1 red bell pepper
1 1/2 lb. flank steak, cut into stir fry pieces
2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved into 3 T water
All-Purpose Stir Fry Sauce (recipe follows)

All-Purpose Stir Fry Sauce
4 T soy sauce
2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili oil
1-2 green onions, finely chopped

Heat 1 T peanut oil in wok or fry pan over medium high heat and stir fry broccoli until lightly browned.  Transfer to a dish.  Add another 1 T peanut oil and sear stir fry beef strips about 2-3 minutes (you may need to do this in batches).  Return all the beef to the wok and add red pepper, stir fry until peppers are softened.  Stir in cornstarch mixture and sauce - stir and let thicken for about 1-2 minutes.  Return broccoli to the pan.  Serve over rice.

Healthy, light and delicious!

Please click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy

Enjoy and live with gusto!


  1. Stir fry is such a great way to get a lot of vegetables in. I love beef stir fry.

  2. I definitely love stir fry! They're so versatile and great for using up those leftover veggies! Yours definitely looks fantastic!

  3. Stir frys are a favorite in our house! This one looks great.

  4. I loveee beef stir fry..and you made it so beautiful and tasty! Love all the flavors!

  5. Stir fries are fast, easy, and delicious. This dish will go well with steamed rice. It looks very tasty and delicious!

  6. I love stir fry so yummy. Love your recipe!

  7. Love this! Great flavors... beautiful pictures!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls