Beef & Green Veg Stir Fry

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Catchy name, huh? I wanted to call it Beef w/sugar snap peas, asparagus, and scallions but that seemed to be a bit much and since they are all green… it worked. Once you get past the name you’ll be happy with the taste 🙂 I realized I hadn’t done a beef stir fry yet and I had a steak in the fridge so it all worked out. Here’s how it happened…

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I started with some scallions… about this many 😉

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I chopped them into thirds. I sliced some of the thicker white parts in half so they’d cook evenly

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I dumped some sugar snap peas into a bowl.

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I cut some asparagus into thirds and sliced the lower stem pieces in half.

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Then I put about a cup of water into a bowl and added a couple of tablespoons of honey. Now here’s the deal. I totally should have used beef stock/broth here instead of water. It tasted OK but the beef stock would have totally brought out the beef flavor here. If you make this use beef stock… do as I say, not as I do!!

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I also added in about a tablespoon of soy sauce…

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and a couple of tablespoons of rice vinegar…

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then a heaping tablespoon of cornstarch…

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and some red pepper flakes to spice things up a bit.

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I also added salt, pepper, and about a 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger. Yes, I finally remembered to buy some 😉 I whisked this all together and set aside.

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Next I heated up a couple of tablespoons of oil in a pan and got to work trimming the fat off my steak…

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Next I sliced it thinly. I used a cheaper cut of steak but feel free to use whatever you like.

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Once the oil was hot I cooked the beef in 2 batches. All of it in the pan at once would have been too crowded. Since the meat is so thin it cooks in about 1 or 2 minutes on each side.

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Give them one turn and they should be done.

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Next I set the beef aside…

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I added just a little drizzle of oil into the pan and then the asparagus, the white part of the scallions and about 4 cloves of garlic. I kept them moving in the pan for a couple of minutes.

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Once they had a good start to them I gave the sauce another quick whisk and poured it in the pan.

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Next came the scallion greens and peas

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Along with the beef. I gave it all a good toss and made sure the sauce had thickened.

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Then I plated it up with a nice pile of brown rice underneath and called it good. This was really good. My kids inhaled the steak. I’m definitely making this again, you should try it!

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