Thursday, February 14, 2008

Beef Stir-Fry

My husband loves flat iron beef and Iowa Meat Farms here in San Diego sells one of the best cuts of this meat, however it's quite spendy—I believe that they dry age it or something. So, I made this stir fry for him with the half pound he bought and it was quite delish. Usually beef stir-fry contains broccoli, but I was too lazy to go buy it the day I made it, so I omitted it, but you can definitely add about 1/2 cup of broccoli florets if you want.

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)


  • 1 tsp. McCormick's Montreal Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. flat iron steak or flank steak, sliced against the grain into stir fry strips
Stir Fry
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • Half an onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 to 1 ½ Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Steamed, white rice

In a bowl or large zip-loc bag, mix first 4 marinade ingredients, then add the flat iron steak. Marinate 30 minutes, up to 4 hours in the fridge.

In a large skillet with 3" sides or higher, or a wok, heat 1 tablespoon Vegetable or canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the marinated beef and the marinade and stir fry for 2 minutes. Quickly remove beef from skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and add the onions. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add ginger, chopped garlic, carrots, green bell pepper and red pepper flakes. Sauté 2 to 3 more minutes or until green bell pepper is tender crisp. Add the beef and its juices back into the skillet and stir fry 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Finally, add the bean sprouts, soy sauce and cornstarch mixture and stir constantly. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 2 more minutes. Serve beef stir fry over white rice.

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